TurboTax

TurboTax 2013

Complete your tax returns instantly

TurboTax for Mac helps you file your US tax returns step by step. It performs all the calculations needed and checks your return for errors and overlooked deductions. If you just have simple tax returns to make, TurboTax makes it quite easy to automatically fill in much of your data although if your needs are more complex, it can be a bit inflexible. View full description

PROS

  • Makes filing US taxes easier
  • Files returns electronically

CONS

  • Updates can be expensive
  • Not suitable for complex tax returns

Very good
8

TurboTax for Mac helps you file your US tax returns step by step. It performs all the calculations needed and checks your return for errors and overlooked deductions. If you just have simple tax returns to make, TurboTax makes it quite easy to automatically fill in much of your data although if your needs are more complex, it can be a bit inflexible.

Helps you get tax refunds faster

TurboTax for Mac also allows you to file your return electronically so that you get your refund faster or it will print returns on IRS-approved plain paper. TurboTax for Mac also gives you advice as to where you can save and links you to official IRS publications, Money Magazine's Income Tax Handbook, comprehensive Tax Planners, tax expert video clips, and more.

However, TurboTax for Mac is not free. The cost of TurboTax depends on what type of return you want to file. For example, choices include TurboTax Deluxe Federal And State; TurboTax Deluxe Federal; TurboTax State and TurboTax Home & Business Federal with fees ranging from $29.99 upwards. For those that have complex tax return requirements, they may actually find it easier and cheaper to employee a professional accountant.

TurboTax for Mac has improved considerably since its initial release but updates can be expensive and since TurboTax needs updating every year for new rules, these can soon add-up.

Great for simple tax returns

Overall, TurboTax is a useful package for filing taxes on your Mac although if you have State specific requirments or complex returns, it may not be suitable for you.

TurboTax

Download

TurboTax 2013