Donation Assistant by TaxAct – Track & maximize your deduction for donations
By TaxACT, Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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
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!
Going out of business?
Is second story software going out of business? There have been more than one indicators recently this may be the case including the non support and non integration with the tax product. After using this to track donations all year long, I had to re-enter them by hand. There is a note that v2.0 of the app is required but good luck finding it here in the App Store. Also the valuations are different in this app vs. the tax software.
So is TaxAct going to be around next year? They are not offering pre sales like they did last year. Perhaps it's time to go back to TurboTax and the reliable ItsDeductible companion software/app.
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.
- Category: Finance
- Updated: Mar 22, 2016
- Version: 3.1
- Size: 12.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: TaxACT, Inc.
- © TaxAct 2014 - 2016
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.