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How the Cloud Will Help You With Your Taxes

It’s the beginning of February, which means that tax season has begun. Mixed between the mess of W-2 forms and receipts are overwhelmed tax preparation professionals working towards the yearly April deadline while navigating through a complicated tax code.

Whether you’re a first-time filer or have numerous done it many times before, missing a few key lines can result in an uncomfortable audit. To see how IBM could help a tax preparer innovate, Big Blue and longtime tax corporation H&R Block teamed up to feed Watson 74,000 pages of tax code.

Check out the video, which aired this last Sunday during the big game:

With machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and image recognition capabilities, this field is sure to see some welcome disruption – and hopefully a higher tax refund to boot.

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Albert Qian

Albert Qian is a Marketing Manager at Perficient for our IBM PCS, DevOps, and Enterprise Solutions Partners focused on cloud computing technologies.

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