TaxCaster: Tax Calculator

TaxCaster: Tax Calculator

By Intuit Inc.

  • Category: Finance
  • Release Date: 2009-12-18
  • Current Version: 10.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 19.48 MB
  • Developer: Intuit Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 17,612 Ratings


From the makers of TurboTax, get a quick estimate of your 2018 refund, and even a side by side comparison of your tax obligation estimate with the 2017 and 2018 tax laws, to see how tax reform might affect you. It's easy. Just enter some basic info and watch your refund add up. TaxCaster is always up to date with the latest tax laws. We have access to everything you need right here to help you understand how tax reform affects you. KEY FEATURES • Know your taxes: Use an estimate from TaxCaster to get a quick read on your taxes before you prepare your tax return. • Plan ahead: Run scenarios on life events like getting married, having a baby or buying a home. Adjust your paycheck withholdings so you take home more money or plan ahead so you pay less tax. • NEW: Side by side comparison of your tax forecast with the 2017 and 2018 tax laws, to see how tax reform might affect you. Simply enter in your 2018 tax inputs, and instantly see your tax obligation estimate with 2017 and 2018 tax laws. • Navigation drawer that lets you easily switch to other Intuit apps: TurboTax, Turbo℠, Mint and ItsDeductible. • NOTE: TaxCaster doesn't prepare your taxes. You can use it to estimate your taxes, and then use TurboTax to prepare and file your taxes. To learn how Intuit protects your privacy, please visit:



  • Where’s 2019 TaxCaster?

    By D-Jay848
    2018 version good. Will you have. 2019 version anytime soon or do we use the current app? Update: Why not have two entry points for filers? One for 2018 filers on extensions and one for 2019? I’m sure the number of 2019 filers outnumber the 2018 filers working on extensions. Putting out the 2019 calculator in late October doesn’t leave much time to make any adjustments. Thanks for first response.
  • Missing a crucial part

    By ladyofdragons
    It doesn’t account for ACA healthcare (Obamacare) and federal discounts received, which was the crucial thing I needed it for. Discounts are granted based off estimated AGI at the start of the year, if your AGI ends up higher at the end of the year, you have to pay back the discount at tax time. And If you are over the amount to qualify, you pay it ALL back and end up owning THOUSANDS of dollars on your tax return. That single aspect can swing your tax refund in a huge way, and it’s not included in this app as far as I can tell. Beyond that, it was easy to use and the interface was pleasant. Just totally inaccurate for our situation.
  • This app won’t lie.

    By Mrs.Lindo
    I try this app before using the TurboTax app and it work they give the exact amount so guys should check it out.
  • New update

    By Demure5
    Wrong standard deduction, no it was right
  • WAY off for new tax law

    By Hannah554321097
    Used this to estimate my taxes and had a huge refund. Went to use Turbo Tax and real refund was 1/3 of estimate. Not updated properly for new tax law!
  • Refund Calculation Can Be Misleading

    By PBCPA
    I am a tax professional who has been using Turbotax since 1987. Great product. But... a client just came in expecting a $3,000 refund. She expected this amount because she used the Turbotax Refund Estimator. She had tuition expense from a masters degree program. The Turbotax refund calculator does not ask what type of education credit applies. It automatically calculated the American Opportunity credit which is a much higher credit than the Lifetime Learning Credit. My client was extremely disappointed when her refund turned to $1,200 when I prepared her taxes. Intuit, please fix this! MB CPA, CFE, CGFA
  • Not accurate

    By Rddghvbk
    My kid turned 17 in November 2018. This app still shows a large refund as if I get the CTC for her, which is incorrect. It seems like the app thinks her being a full-time student aged 17-24 qualifies me for CTC, which is incorrect.
  • No where near accurate

    By Twinxesmom
    2 different people with two different tax situations both off by over 2k
  • Inaccurate projection

    By itscomplicated
    I used my actual information and it projected a bigger refund that the one I finally received. Way off for a couple of thousands of dollars. Not nice at all!
  • Easy but not so accurate

    By Jpp5981
    This is easy to use and has been mostly accurate in the past but was off by almost 50% this year. I would suggest using this more as a guesstimate than an estimate.