Intuit's SnapTax Arrives in Canada; Makes Tax Filing as Simple as Point,
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - If a picture's worth a thousand
words, a snapshot of your tax return information may be worth much
more. The maker of Canada's No. 1-selling tax software, TurboTax, wants
you to file your taxes in a snapshot, using just a T4 slip and an
iPhone or iPod touch.
SnapTax, the innovative point-and-shoot tax preparation app from Intuit
takes only minutes to prepare and file simple tax returns. Users can
finish tax chores in record time, bringing that hoped-for refund much
closer to their bank account.
"Nothing comes close to SnapTax. You take a picture, review the forms
and file. Just like TurboTax, the calculations are guaranteed
accurate," said Jeff Cates, president of Intuit Canada. "We know
Canadians love their iPhones and iPod touches, and know they're using
them for just about everything these days. With SnapTax that now
includes getting their maximum tax refund!"
Point, Tap, File. Done.
Filing taxes with SnapTax is as easy as point, tap and file.
Point: Download SnapTax from the App Store, and then simply take a picture of
your T4 slip; SnapTax does the rest. SnapTax's state-of-the-art optical
character recognition technology automatically populates your tax
information into an electronic form using TurboTax software.
Tap: After snapping your pic, tap through a few basic questions about your
life, so SnapTax can determine whether the government owes you any
money through tax credits. As you answer, SnapTax shows a running tally
of your progress - showing you exactly how much you'll get back - or
File: Double-check the numbers to make sure they're accurate and simply tap
"File Now" to electronically NETFILE your return in minutes. In a snap, you're done.
The only thing left is deciding how to spend your refund - or sending a
Just like TurboTax, SnapTax protects privacy by encrypting transactions
with the same Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology used by Canadian
banks. And because no tax information is stored on your iPhone or iPod
touch, your information is safe and sound if you misplace or lose your
Pricing and Availability
Canadians can download and try SnapTax for free on iTunes. After
entering information, it costs $9.99 to submit their return through
About Intuit Canada
Intuit Canada ULC is a leading provider of business, financial and tax
management solutions for small- and mid-sized businesses, consumers and
accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, including
Quicken®, QuickBooks® Enterprise Solutions, SuccèsPME, TurboTax, and
ImpôtRapideMC, simplify personal finance, accounting software and tax preparation and
Additional offerings include ProFile®, a professional tax preparation
software suite, the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program and the Intuit
Developer Network for professional users and developers. All are
provided by Intuit Canada or through its partners.
Intuit Canada has employees across and offices in Edmonton, Alb., and
Mississauga, Ont. Intuit Canada is an affiliate of Intuit Inc., which
is listed on the Nasdaq.
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