Since it’s impossible to write about taxes in an interesting way, I’ll keep this as short as possible: I used the TurboTax iOS app on iPad the other week to do my taxes, and was able to get them filed within about an hour of starting.
As far as it goes, it was a good and painless experience and one that’d I’d recommend, especially with TurboTax having dropped its $30 state filing fee from last year. It was painless because I made a habit of storing key information (W2s, charitable gifts, etc.) in a folder over the course of the year. There’s not a rush to assemble dozens of documents at the end of the year.
I’ve only gotten good at this in the past year or two, but I’m happy to have this part of my life made routine.