Tuesday, February 3, 2009
b-Tax for iPhone/iPod Touch makes calculating tax look fun
Nobody likes to pay tax, not a soul in this planet. Well, perhaps not for those who have sold their souls to the devil himself. I'm kidding... ;-p
So with above assumption in mind, the best thing to do to reduce how much tax you have to pay is by calculating it before hand. And now you can do it with your iPhone/iPod Touch (software v2.2 or above required), b-Tax is an app for calculating sales tax.
Currently b-Tax has rates built in for the USA, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Netherlands & India. For a quick example, in the UK Sales Tax (Value Added Tax or VAT) is 15% on most items. A second rate of 5% is also in force for fuel and other items. Simply key in your amount and b-Tax will immediately show you what the value would be with tax or without and a single click changes rate bands too.
And if you don't live in the countries supported in b-Tax, the developer says that since v1.3 b-Tax has had a "Custom Country" option which you can use for your own Country, State or Region meaning b-Tax can be used world-wide.
b-Tax v1.4 is available now from the iTunes store at the introductory price of $0.99 / $0.59, not including tax ironically... (via MobileMag). ~LOL~
Kids, now you can ask for a brand new iPhone to your mom and dad by telling them how useful the Apple's mobile phone is. Just tell them that they can borrow the iPhone from you once awhile for calculating taxes, but remember; don't forget to calculate the iPhone tax when you're going to get one. ;-p