For airline crew, who often lead busy and demanding lives both in the air and on the ground, the pressure of managing taxes can be unwelcome and overwhelming. Thankfully, smooth skies lie ahead as Brolin Castellino, an accomplished A380 First Officer, has made tax time simple with his ground-breaking receipts-tracking app, Crunchr. Having worked on the 747, 737 and now A380, Brolin has forged friendships with a wide range of crew. We spoke to Brolin who said “One of the biggest conversation topics amongst cabin crew and pilots has always been about the challenges faced during tax season.
Most found organising and filing taxes time-consuming and frustrating, especially with minimum time off between trips”. Questioning why, with today’s smartphone technology, there wasn’t an app for this, Brolin decided to invent one himself. Crunchr now comes to the rescue by offering crew members a userfriendly mobile app to effortlessly track their expenses on the go. From FAAA fees, meals and accommodation to uniform and training costs, every deductible expense can be easily logged, ensuring accurate reporting and maximising potential refunds.