A Swipe at the IRS

The Ducky app will help you keep your New Year’s resolution to be more in control of your finances.

January 20, 2016

Start 2016 with a tool to simplify tax planning. The Ducky app allows users to categorize charges as personal by swiping to the left and business by swiping to the right. Thanks to a partnership with Intuit, Ducky interfaces with more than 500 financial institutions, meaning most expenses are automatically loaded into the read-only app, awaiting your swiping finger.

Users can also snap photos of receipts and add notes to document business purposes. The app categorizes expenses by deduction type (such as transportation or meals) so you can see how much you’re spending in each category in real time.

It also allows easy data export to tax preparation software or to your accountant or CPA. The company plans to offer a paid subscription model in 2016, but Kyle Willis, Ducky vice president, expects a free version for small businesses to remain available. Free. 1099 Labs,San Francisco. [duckyapp.com]

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Meg White

Meg White is the former managing editor of REALTOR® Magazine.