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Tax day doesn’t need to be taxing
Filing taxes this year can be made easier with wireless devices and technology. UScellular is sharing tools and tips on how to use them for a smoother Tax Day.
Thanks to Apple and Android smartphones and tablets it’s more convenient than ever to maintain financial records, manage money and file taxes.
“There are perceptions that filing taxes is a stressful event, but it doesn’t have to be,” said Thomas White, director of sales for UScellular in East Tennessee. “Creating and accessing digital records, mobile banking and other tax-related tasks are easy to complete with wireless technology.”
April also marks National Records and Information Management Month, which serves as an opportunity to establish good record-keeping and information management systems for personal and workplace finances year-round.
Use these tips and recommendations from UScellular to help make Tax Day even less taxing this year and in the future:
- Filing taxes: There are several free apps to help file taxes and track refunds, such as H&R Block Tax Prep and File and Intuit TurboTax. With straightforward questions and easy prompts, these apps help guide users through the process of filing taxes.
- Managing personal finances: Mint makes it easy to manage money by syncing multiple banking and credit card accounts for real-time tracking of income and expenses, budgeting and subscription monitoring – all for free. Most financial institutions also offer apps to track balances, transfer funds and other mobile banking functions, as well as wireless payment options.
- Budgeting: You Need a Budget, or YNAB to fans, is an app dedicated to budgeting and helping users pay down debt. While membership requires a small monthly or annual fee of $98, the app is free to download, and the service offers a money-back guarantee. The app lets users sync their banking information, view real-time expense tracking, use a loan calculator and planner tool and track goals.
- Documenting expenses: Documenting expenses via digital images of receipts and tracking mileage is simple with the Expensify or Shoeboxed CamScanner can be used for other important documents, such as financial statements and loan documents, that need to be stored digitally. Using the smartphone’s camera, CamScanner scans, saves, archives and uploads files, which also can be synced to multiple devices such as a home computer or laptop.
UScellular is the fourth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier provides a strong, reliable network supported by the latest technology and offers a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. To learn more about UScellular, visit one of its retail stores or www.uscellular.com. To get the latest news, visit newsroom.uscellular.com. Connect with UScellular on social media at facebook.com/uscellular, twitter.com/uscellular, instagram.com/uscellular, YouTube.com/uscellularcorp and linkedin.com/company/uscellular.