TaxCaster by TurboTax – Free tax refund calculator Finance App Review (iOS, Free)

  • Category: Finance
  • Publisher: Intuit Inc.
  • Updated: Dec, 18 2009
  • Version: 5.2
  • Size: 3.41 MB

Languages: English

Seller: Intuit Inc.

In version 5.2:
• Recommend the right TurboTax product for your tax situation
• More bug fixes

In version 5.0 - 5.1:
• Latest tax laws for tax year 2013
• Brand new look and feel optimized for iOS 7
• Improved features
• Squished a bug for iPhone 4 on iOS 6.

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
416 Ratings
All Versions:
16628 Ratings


Get a quick estimate of your 2013 tax refund.

It’s easy. Just enter some basic info and watch your refund add up. TaxCaster uses the same tax calculator found in TurboTax.


Use an estimate from TaxCaster to get a quick read on your taxes before you prepare your tax return, adjust your paycheck withholdings so you take home more money, or plan ahead so you pay less tax.


TaxCaster doesn’t prepare your taxes. Based on your info, we’ll recommend the right TurboTax product for you.

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Customer Reviews

  • Great App! Best idea ever!

    by Jsanchz

    I love it because we have been so stressed out with bills and this just lifted a weight of off of our shoulders! Can't wait to pay off our debts!!

  • Accurate

    by tamxb

    I put all my info in prior to going to my accountant. It was $1.00 off the actual amount. Very accurate estimation!

  • Very pleased

    by Ratingthis4ya

    Very quick and easy to use to get an estimate on you what my receive back or owe! But I can't review on how accurate because I haven't yet filed but I'll be sure to leave another review once I do so!

  • Easy to use & understand

    by Reagence of Cascadia

    Love this app, takes down all the important information, and is accurate and fast

  • Love it

    by Nani10awesone

    Quick and easy way to estimate refund.

  • Fast and easy app

    by Monsrud5

    I really liked how fast I could figure out my taxes and it was super easy.

  • Love this

    by Adrielove1

    Very accurate I love it to know how much my refund will be before I file!!!

  • Easy and accurate

    by Dweezy1120

    Really good to get an idea of how the tax system works and how much money you will have to pay or recieve.

  • Good info

    by Josh305111

    Easy to use

  • Trusty

    by Itzia s.

    I loved it because it keeps your info very private.

  • Easy!!

    by Sml805

    Easy to use and understand!

  • Great pre-tax app

    by MAA928

    Super easy and accurate

  • Neat!

    by blink2x

    This was super helpful. Sent it to several friends.

  • Super

    by LauraBarrero

    Thank you

  • Awesome app!

    by Brainy-ack

    Very useful and it will explain things step by step.

  • Great for all to use.....

    by dano41176

    Easy to follow guide to forecast your yearly taxes, hence you have all to entered data as mentioned. A estimate remind you, though with further filing could be less or plus.

  • Easy and Accurate

    by annayek723

    Simple to use! Very helpful

  • Accurate Prediction..!

    by Manivannan1984

    Accurate Prediction... Ease of use..!

  • Great app

    by S.Storm's

    I recommend this to anyone

  • Very easy!

    by Klwoodal

    This was a great product to see roughly how much money you would get back in return and which turbo tax to use to file! It was great!

  • Excelente

    by Adrian Collazo

    Recomiendo al 100% esta app, es bastante facil de utilizar y muy acertada en el presupuesto que da.!!!

  • Very useful

    by Jonnyredred


  • Awesome App

    by Brazilchic88

    This app is very accurate! This is my third year with turbo tax! They are really easy!

  • Simplicity

    by Jokerv15

    Great and easy way to figure out your taxes

  • Simple and great

    by royhova

    It's a quick and easy way to feel at ease about doing your taxes

  • Great app!!

    by xMaCx116

    Helps to give a great idea of what you will get back!!

  • Very simple and accurate

    by Love turbo tax 1982

    I started using this app last year. Then I filed through turbo tax. The calculator was almost to the dollar accurate. And after filing through h&r block for the last 10 years I got more money back then I ever have. I paid like 35$ and it literally walks you through every step. I found it simple and easy to use and I will always use the calculator to get an idea and file with turbo tax. Very satisfied!

  • Like it!

    by PrincessHeather123

    Easy to use and get a quick estimate - thanks!

  • Easy and Fast!

    by JM'runs

    Great app! Thanks!

  • Easy

    by Admr.bigshot

    This is very easy, great way to forecast taxes to help prep for them.

  • So easy to use

    by Dolly O

    It was simple to use and it had everything I needed to to see.

  • Good app

    by Match freak


  • Very useful app.

    by Slayer1084

    I found Tax Caster to be very simple to use and also very accurate. I'm definitely going to recommend the app and Turbo Tax to all of my friends!

  • Excellent

    by Anthony Raymond

    Excellent App

  • Very simple

    by Dadoo418

    Needed an idea of what I would owe / receive before filing. So easy and provided peace of mind.

  • Fast

    by Hahxhhsb

    Fast easy awesome I love it

  • Fast and Easy

    by Mad4Clay

    Not sure how accurate it truly is, but will see in a bit. Then I'll update rating.

  • !!!!!!!

    by Jonmac52

    This app is very accurate.. Works quickly and well!

  • Very Helpful

    by Matt8402

    Very Helpful and extremely user friendly.

  • Easy and great!!!

    by E.Mendez

    Go ahead and download it. It's really easy to use and gives you a pretty good idea of your numbers to plan for the future...

  • 100% Accurate

    by Classified Person sees you

    100% Accurate

  • Wonderful App

    by Buterrflysflutter

    Very simple, fast, and easy way to get a tax refund estimation. Will continue to use for years to come.

  • Awesome and easy!

    by Funmel28

    This will be my 3rd year using turbo tax and this app gives me a good idea how much I will receive!

  • AWESOME app

    by Tattoogirly75

    Thank you TurboTax !! This app is very user friendly, most helpful and accurate.

  • Great app

    by Mgentry06

    Easy and very helpful just wish it went into a tad more detail on a couple areas but I'd recommend it

  • Very accurate!

    by SweetTea77

    This app was very useful and extremely accurate for beginning to prepare my taxes! I will definitely use this app from here on out!

  • Great

    by Dutch Dboi

    Great lil app to find out taxes estimates

  • Blah

    by Shoity

    Just downloaded app. Closed on me three times while in the process of trying to put my info into the boxes. Never used before today & believe I might just stick with filing my taxes without estimating.

  • Just fun to do short version!

    by Daddy Boggess

    Gives you a chance to check last years (estimate) and also to play around with some numbers for the next year to see what ways are the best to follow! Lots of fun thank you

  • Great

    by Cowboy73132


  • Very simple & easy

    by Jes in TN

    I'm a single mother whom just got laid off of my job of 11 years because of Obamacare since I sold health insurance as my profession. I need to use my tax refund to live off of until I secure employment elsewhere. Thank goodness for Tax Caster because it helps me to know how much to hope for on my income tax refund.

  • App

    by Bh3797

    Great asset and simple to use!

  • Perfect

    by Soupscrx

    Easy breezy!!!!

  • Awesome app!

    by Leigh1014

    Great app! Right on the money for my return! Now they need a state return app! :) it would be great to know what to expect before going in so I can plan everything ahead of time.

  • Great!

    by Derek125

    A great way to prepare the tax process!

  • Easy and Good

    by LaNegraPao

    Good estimate.

  • Quick and easy

    by Cyniguez

    Great app to estimate how much you'll be getting on your taxes.

  • Best Thing Ever

    by JJoorrddaannn

    So easy to use, and makes everything easy to understand

  • Straightforward estimator

    by nxrble

    Easy, quick on-the-fly estimate tool

  • Love it

    by davilac

    Have used it for the last 4 years. The app helps my hubby and I get an idea of what we will pay or the refund that we'll get back. The app is always accurate and is very helpful and easy to use. We will continue to use it year after year.

  • Great

    by P funk 99

    Great app

  • Very user friendly!

    by Lsspinat

    This app is easy to understand and quick to follow prompts.

  • Perfect

    by Tararr816

    This is very accurate! I love it.

  • SuperMan'sGirl

    by Nilator

    Accurate and easy to use. If your preparing for your estimate or getting your final preparations, this is a great app to understand what to expect.

  • Works great

    by Vashtbh

    Could use some interface improvements

  • Wowmazing

    by Calisushine

    It is pretty accurate. It was easy and exciting when you see the number keep increasing

  • Easy!

    by simplydaf222

    Very easy to use and user friendly. Got an accurate estimate of my returns. Glad to have this app in my phone

  • Easy, semi accurate

    by Iphonemom99

    This app is very easy to use/understand. I have used it for 3 or 4 years now. It has always come very close to what I would owe or my refund would be. We have a business with expenses so the app gives a close estimation.

  • Taxcaster

    by Bejohnsonus

    Easy to use to estimate possible tax penalty or refund. Allows me to prepare better for April.

  • Awesome

    by BondJamesBond007

    Spot on...great app

  • No dependents?

    by Schwincat05

    Can't do dependents on app. Pretty basic question in my opinion

  • Very easy and accurate

    by Emmbaloo

    This app is held

  • Wrong by about 6000 UPDATE

    by Nosenseofhumor

    I'm pretty sure there is a bug in this software. It reduces my taxable income by about 10k without justification and it's estimate was about $6000 off of my 1040ez. UPDATE: I see now that by default the app shows business losses estimated from last year or something. After nullifying this, the estimate was right on the money. 1star now 5stars. I'm the idiot.

  • Simple and easy

    by Joga Reddy

    Simple and easy

  • Super!

    by bjainwyo

    Easy to use and understand, very quick results! Takes the headache out of estimating taxes...HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

  • Great app!!

    by SLH1171

    Very easy to use

  • Quick and easy

    by Grey Lady

    Great for rough estimate of what you can get back.

  • Pretty accurate

    by Nm2451

    Great forecasting tool! Have started the actual return but this is quick and easy back of the envelope number crunching to get you in ballpark.

  • Definitely recommend

    by MissStacy85

    Easy to use and pretty accurate. If your not ready to so your taxes this is a must have to get an idea of what you will be getting back

  • Good quick review of my refund.

    by Jake76613


  • Sweet and Simple

    by Julcmar89

    My wife and I have very simple taxes (one job each, no kids, no debt). This app helped us figure out how much taxes we owed ($2,500). This allowed us (in January) to start budgeting differently to prepare to pay the "Tax man". Overall simple and sufficient app. I'll will use this app more frequently. Thanks !!

  • Fast and Easy

    by Cuban271

    Right on the money.

  • Great, useful app

    by Physostigmine

    Very useful to estimate how life changes can affect you taxes.

  • Great Help!

    by Kccooperc

    This app helped me out a lot! Let's hope it's accurate!

  • Just what I needed

    by ZC111

    I needed a quick and dirty means to determine what my refund will be. This was simple and effective. Just what I needed.

  • Great

    by Misdotcom19790213

    Easy to use.

  • Love love it

    by TeeTeeDGM

    Great for preparing to go to your tax person!!!!

  • Cool

    by Mmmm231234


  • Cool

    by Mmmm231234


  • Easy, and accurate

    by Me and Good friends

    Super easy to use doesn't ask for any personal info, and accurate to boot..

  • Easy

    by SBsmomma

    Easy quick estimate

  • Easy


    Pretty easy and painless. I couldn't actually use the snapshot function because I had my taxes in PDF form. Still a nice little app.

  • Very easy to use!

    by GM Memphis

    I like this app. It makes things very simple and gives a less than 5 minute estimate of my taxes. Great app!

  • Simple and quick.

    by KPeanut

    I wanted to get a quick estimate of what I would be getting back. It took me less than 5 minutes to input everything and get my results.

  • Easy to Use

    by iPrideGroup

    Using TaxCaster was a pleasant first step that lessened the trauma at the beginning of my tax season.

  • Jeff

    by Jeff 1130

    Quick and easy

  • Great!

    by TINFUL

    Easy to use

  • Bravo to this app!

    by Kaej17

    Quick, easy, and super helpful if you're just looking for an estimate on your refund

  • Good app

    by Ma7cho

    Great easy app making taxes so much less of an headache.

  • Great app!!!

    by ClaudioSierra

    Used it last year, very accurate

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