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Digitize your tax docs (and everything else) with this top iPhone scanning app


Save time and space with this on-the-go scanning app for a low price.
Scan all your tax documents with the easy-to-use iScanner app.
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When it comes time to deal with tax season, the amount of required documents can quickly become overwhelming. You can attempt to collect and protect paper printouts in a variety of ways, but the smart move in this modern era is to digitize all your documents. And that can serve as a major shortcut when filing taxes.

You can streamline that process by picking up a discounted lifetime subscription to the highly rated iScanner app. Normally priced at $199, you can get this iPhone app for only $39.99 with no coupon necessary through March 2.

Get finance hacks that will aid you this tax season and beyond for just $29.99


Get finance hacks that will help you this and every tax season for $29.99.
Conquer your taxes with this $29.99 personal finance master class.
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If there’s one good thing about tax season, it’s the renewed focus it brings to our finances. Every April, we get a good hard look at the money we brought in last year — and how we made the most of it (or didn’t).

Here’s an idea: Instead of stressing about it all at once, why not make this the last year that the IRS gives you a wake-up call? All it takes is a little financial education, and that’s exactly what you’ll get in the 9-Course Guide to Recession-Proofing Your Finances.

Get ready for tax season 2023 with this $19.99 bundle


Get ready for tax season 2023 with this $19.99 bundle.
Complicated taxes? Figure out how deductions and credits work in this $20 bundle.
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Tax season is here, and it’s totally normal if you’re stressing about what that means for your finances. Whether you’re filing with dependents for the first time, trying to get education tax credits, figuring out what’s actually deductible, or planning for your retirement, there’s a lot to consider.

But you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. The Ultimate Guide to Taxes Bundle is a comprehensive set of courses that could give you the knowledge to make this the best tax season yet. And it’s only $19.99 until March 2 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Avoid PDF-related frustrations while filing taxes by saving big on PDF Expert


Avoid PDF-related frustrations while filing taxes by saving big on PDF Expert.
PDF Expert will help streamline your tax preparation process for just $69.99.
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When it comes to quickly saving, sharing and editing documents, PDFs are a daily staple for many. Routinely necessary for professional and educational purposes, they’re also a crucial way to streamline the tax preparation process each year.

PDF Expert is a smart resource for Mac users who want to eliminate unnecessary frustrations caused by file compatibility problems. And a lifetime license is currently available for only $69.99 (regularly $139).

Get 3 years of AI-powered tax help with this $49 app


Get 3 years of AI-powered tax help for under $50 with this app.
Hack your taxes with the power of AI thanks to this $49 app.
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T.S. Eliot had it right: April really is the cruelest month, especially if you’re a freelancer, small business owner or independent contractor. That April 15 tax deadline means you’re either scraping together proof for all your deductions, or paying an accountant to shave a few extra dollars off what you owe.

Being your own boss certainly has its benefits, but the time you spend jumping through IRS hoops is not one of them. Luckily, it was only a matter of time before app developers brought the power of AI to ease the problem of taxes — and FlyFin is a compelling solution that’s tailor-made for the self-employed.

Apple won’t join French initiative to push tech giants to pay more tax


iPhone 12 Pro parts cost shockingly little
Should Apple pay more tax than it does?
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Apple has reportedly declined to sign on to a new French initiative that asks big tech companies to commit to paying their “fair share” of tax.

French President Emmanuel Macron has set up a “Tech for Good Call” that will seek to implement these changes. However, while Google, Microsoft, Facebook and 72 other companies have joined, Apple and Amazon haven’t signed on yet.

Tim Cook talks WWDC secrets, taxes, and how the iPhone could help people change the world


Tim Cook talks to John Dickerson
Tim Cook's interview aired the day before WWDC.
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Tim Cook talked taxes, WWDC secrets, and how the iPhone can play a small, but important role in changing the world for the better in an interview aired over the weekend on CBS Sunday Morning.

“I’m full of secrets and it’s hard not to overflow right now,” Cook said. “But I’ve been trained well.” On other topics, however, he was a lot more open.

European Commission could get even tougher on tech in 2020


European Commission could get even tougher on tech in 2020
Tech giants might be in trouble next year.
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The European Commission famously handed Apple a massive $14.5 billion bill in 2016. But from the sound of things it’s only going to get tougher with Silicon Valley’s biggest tech giants.

According to a new report, EU antitrust regulators are “considering taking a tougher line” against companies. This could affect the likes of Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google.

Tech giants accused of dodging $100 billion in taxes over past decade


International governments plan to rethink tax rules for the ‘digital age’
Report looked at Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google and Microsoft.
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Tech giants, including Apple, have avoided more than $100 billion in taxes over the past decade, a report claims.

British organization Fair Tax Mark looked at the 10-K filings of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google and Microsoft between 2010 and 2019. On its website, Fair Tax Mark notes that tax “helps to fund vital public goods and services and when paid fairly, it ensures a level playing field for businesses large and small.”