Apps help file taxes electronically

Filling out tax forms, Photo Date: 2/9/2017 / Photo: U.S. Air Force / (MGN)
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(NBC NEWS) -- Whether it's the thought of doing taxes on your own or having a preparer's help, this time of year can cause a lot of stress and worry.

Using the right app can help make filing your taxes as simple as taking a photo and answering a few questions on your smartphone or tablet.

The Intuit TurboTax mobile app is the mobile version of the popular TurboTax software.

You can snap a photo of your W-2 and your information will automatically load into tax forms. Answer a few simple questions about your life and TurboTax does the rest, including things like double-checking your information and giving you access to real accountants and agents, if needed.

The app is FREE for iOS and Android. However, there are fees when you are ready to file.

H&R Block Tax Prep And File works in the same way, walking you through the process of sorting at all your deductions, credits, financial institution reports, even Uber, to import 1099's.

One of the nice features of the app is it will give details about any cost you might incur upfront, helping to eliminate surprises.

The app is FREE for iOS and Android, however, there are costs associated with filing.

Tax Act Express is another option that functions like the others.

Take a photo of your W-2 and the step-by-step guide helps you get the biggest possible refund.

Security features include things like two-factor authentication. The interface is especially easy to use, making navigation a breeze.

The app is FREE for iOS and Android, though filing fees apply.