SnapTax: File your taxes with your iPhone

In science fiction books and movies, the phone of the future was often portrayed as being able to help users buy stuff, find a date, and even do taxes.

So far, they've gotten the dating and buying stuff right and now, if you live in California, you can file your taxes on your phone.

Intuit, the makers of TurboTax, will be releasing a new iPhone application for residents of California which will let them file their state and local taxes on their iPhone. The app isn't available yet but should be released by the end of the month.

The SnapTax app allows you to take a picture of your W-2, which the app can read and pull out the important information in order to auto-populate the correct fields in SnapTax.

After a few questions, you'll see how big of a refund you are getting and can preview the 1040EZ for any errors. If you are satisfied with it you can press file and you're done with taxes for the year.