Donation Assistant by TaxAct – Track & maximize your deduction for donations
By TaxACT, Inc.
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Track your charitable donations throughout the year easy, fast and free with TaxAct Donation Assistant. At tax time, just sign in to your TaxAct Account – we’ll import your donations into your tax return, help maximize your deduction, and complete your IRS forms.
• Save your cash, non-cash and recurring donations to TaxAct’s secure servers (requires Internet access)
• Provides audit-backed, fair market values for more than 1,300 clothing and household items to help maximize your refund
• Create your TaxAct Account to securely manage your donations, tax returns, and more from any device with the same username and password
• Attach photos of your donated items and receipts using your camera or from your collections
• Import your donations into your TaxAct 2015 return,
• View and email summaries of your donations
• Supports donations for 2015 and 2016
What's New in Version 3.1
•Updated donation values
•Support for 2016 donations
•Minor bug fixes
Clunky app, disappeared during recent update
This app is a good idea, could have been better if Touch ID worked to log in. That said, it's tough to find exactly what you're looking for when recording donations, and there's little guidance about what to select. Is a polo shirt short sleeve casual? Short sleeve work? Short sleeve dress? I'm not even sure if it all works, because I haven't had a chance to try to import donations into a tax return, which is pretty much the whole point of getting the app. It turns out it doesn't matter in the end, because the whole thing completely disappeared from my phone and can't be reinstalled because the most recent update crashed mid update. I assume my recorded donations are gone too, which too bad I suppose. No worries, it's only the IRS that you have to explain your deductions to, what could possibly go wrong?
Needs a lot of work
Great idea that failed in execution. I've been using TaxAct Online for several years to do my taxes and love it. Just tried the donation app today to track a large clothing donation to Goodwill and it crashed multiple times. Tried several times to upload a photo, but I'd get a random error. Kept getting network errors despite my wifi connection being fine.
Aside from the bugs, they really need to provide more guidance on how to categorize your clothing items. A previous review mentions this as well. Instead of short sleeve casual, short sleeve work and short sleeve dress shirts, they should be more specific such as short sleeve polo shirt and short sleeve button down shirt.
Hopefully they improve the app so it's usable!
Infuriatingly poor execution
What an irritating app. I keep hoping that they will fix it, but the fixes don't come. This is my second year of using it and likely my last. It is such a poor experience, it make me wonder if it was created by the same company. So many irritating details! Why, why, WHY must I select the current year on a drop down menu each and EVERY time I launch the app? Why no touch id? Oh, and the navigation is clunky.
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- Category: Finance
- Updated: Mar 22, 2016
- Version: 3.1
- Size: 6.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: TaxACT, Inc.
- © TaxAct 2014 - 2016
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.