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TurboTax Home & Business Federal + E-file + State 2011 for Mac [Download] [Old Version]

by Intuit
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Platform: Mac Download
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74 MB
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  • Guides you step by step through your self-employment and personal income taxes
  • Provides help in finding small business tax deductions and industry specific deductions
  • Expanded interview walks you through entering business income and expenses to help you maximize business and personal deductions
  • Free Federal E-File
  • Shows you how to maximize deductions related to large purchases
  • Free one-on-one expert tax advice live by phone or chat
  • Includes Free Federal E-File and one download of a TurboTax State product
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Platform: Mac Download
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States and who have a U.S. billing address.
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  • ASIN: B005S4YBVM
  • Release Date: November 10, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,049 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product Description

Platform: Mac Download

Product Description

TurboTax Home & Business: For your self-employment & personal income taxes

Manufacturer's Notice

System Requirements

  • Processor: Intel-based Processor 64 -bit
  • Operating System: Mac OS X v10.6.8 (a 64-bit processor is required for v10.6.8) or later / Mac OS X v10.7.5 or later / Mac OS X v10.8.0 or later
  • Monitor: 1024×768 screen resolution
  • RAM: 1 GB of memory
  • Internet Connection Required: 56 Kbps (Broadband connection recommended)
  • Hard Disk Space: Federal plus State Product: 360 MB
  • Printer: Any Macintosh-compatible inkjet or laser printer
  • Third Party Software: Win: Microsoft .NET 4 (included with TurboTax Installer); Adobe Reader 8 or higher

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great program that works great with Lion January 27, 2012
By Ockham
Platform for Display:Mac Download
TurboTax 2011 Home & Office for the Mac once again delivers for those of us who have a side businesses. All-in-all, this is a great piece of software. It won't take the sting out of paying your taxes but it will make preparation a whole lot easier.

First, the tax calculations: I personally have full time employment and a side consulting business with a home office that has typical expenses and write-offs. TurboTax handles this situation perfectly. All the steps to enter write-offs and deductions are clear and the TurboTax Live Community is, as usual, a very helpful feature if you have a question. Added this year is the ability to call a tax professional to assist with anything you may have a question on. I'm guessing that this is offered for free because the vast, vast, majority of users will never need it. The step-by-step entry and TurboTax Live Community feature is probably all you will need.

Be aware that this download version of TurboTax enables you to create an unlimited number of federal returns. This is great if your doing the taxes for the family. You can also e-file up to five of those Federal returns for free but in all cases you must pay an additional fee (about $20) to e-file state returns. TurboTax can also print your return instead of e-filing so there will be no additional state e-file cost.

Next, the computer-software function: I use this on a MacBook Pro running the latest version of Mac OS X Lion. TurboTax behaves just like you would expect any mature piece of software to behave. No crashes, no corrupted saves, no problems. It just works.

If you have used TurboTax before you will have the added benefit of having most of your basic information already filled out for you after you import last years return.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Watch out for bugs March 4, 2012
By T man
Platform for Display:Mac Download
This software is full of bugs - entered data in one section only to find that information in another section was simultaneously deleted and had to be re-entered. In another section, I got to a point where the program repeatedly crashed every time I reached a certain page which prevented me from finishing at all. Several times I encountered calculation errors that required me to delete information and re-enter to get the program to calculate it correctly. Overall, the programming is of low quality and has been very frustrating. I've used TurboTax for years and never had issues like this - seems like the quality has taken a serious hit this year.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars FIles online but will not print January 31, 2012
Platform for Display:Mac Download|Verified Purchase
Use caution .... the downloadable version of TurboTax Home and Business will not print (but it will file online). TurboTax is working on a fix but may be days. I've spent hours on the phone with them trying to resolve. Though their representative was diligent in trying to resolve the problem, nothing worked.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Turbo Tax Average February 11, 2012
By Doug
Platform for Display:Mac Download|Verified Purchase
this year's version was not as impressive as past years. It moved smoothly through the filing process ok, but getting back to information to fine tune it or review was much more clumsy. It became frustrated because it was difficult to do what I wanted to do, instead of process the program wnated me to follow. For a novice, this would be ok, but I've been using tax software for years and did not care to be led around by the nose. It's virtue was that it is the only program I am aware of that is written for mac, it just dumbs the user down a lot. I may try something different next year.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Warning to Older Mac Owners April 10, 2012
Platform for Display:Mac Download
Although the system requirements for this software state that it will run on PowerPC Macs G3 and newer, as long as they have at least OS 10.5.8, you can't download the software here at Amazon because Amazon's downloader only works with Intel-based Macs. In other words, although the underlying software is compatible with PowerPC Macs, Amazon itself is not. If you have a PowerPC Mac, don't waste your money trying to get this software here.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Downloads as the 2010 version April 13, 2012
Platform for Display:Mac Download|Verified Purchase
Amazon has seriously messed up here. I have now downloaded this software 3 times, and each time it says it is downloading the 2011 version, but on my computer it installs as the 2010 version. I will have to reorder from TurboTax directly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Shipped before its time... February 9, 2012
Platform for Display:Mac Download
I've used TurboTax Home & Business for several years now and the last couple years filing my return was delayed by missing necessary forms. I've been waiting nearly a month now for a form so I can efile (Schedule K-1). I can't even print and add the form I downloaded from the IRS web site and then file by mail. At first thew program advised the form would be available Jan. 26, then Feb. 2, followed by Feb. 9 and Feb. 16. All in all, the program is relatively easy to use and makes accurate calculations. I just can't believe Intuit would ship an incomplete product. Not very sound business practice.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy To Use and Works Well! February 11, 2012
Platform for Display:Mac Download|Verified Purchase
Some of the reviews made me feel a little skeptical of ordering this product however, I ended up purchasing this product and I am glad that I did. This version of TurboTax for Mac was easy to use and guiding me and my wife through the easy process of filing our taxes. My wife started a new business this last year and we needed the extra help from this software and we are very pleased with the results. I did read some complaints that there was issues with 1099 forms we did not need them so I cannot give my opinion on it. This product worked well for our fairly simple taxes and would recommend it to people who need help filing a 1040 form with your own business.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Product is as expected.
Published 1 month ago by Jerrie H Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
taxes got done on time
Published 2 months ago by Benito Garza
1.0 out of 5 stars consider something else if accuracy matters
Totally screwed up my tax filing. Can't even get refund even though F'd up TT cost me $2K in lost refunds. Total utter BS ! IRS never told me of changed filing status... Read more
Published 3 months ago by steve o
3.0 out of 5 stars If you know what you're doing you're better off just filling out the...
Would be much better if I could see what was on the tax forms as I go along. Hate having to wait until I'm done to see the filled out form.
Published 10 months ago by anniebpt
5.0 out of 5 stars It does the job
I am not entirely done, but so far I am very satisfied. I like the clear path step by step.
Published 10 months ago by Hele
5.0 out of 5 stars TurboTax home & business
The best program for tax return reporting. Intelligently programmed, a lot going on behind the curtains. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Jordan Vassilev
5.0 out of 5 stars Long time TaxCut user.... no more
I've used TaxCut software by H&R Block for many years. In 2012, the 2011 taxes were so crazy with my W2 job, several 1099 forms from freelance work, and my partnership in a LLC. Read more
Published 23 months ago by S. Woodruff
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as before
I recall having some problems with the 2011 version and needing to call for assistance. TT is not as user friendly as it used to be and it was also not easy to get telephone... Read more
Published 24 months ago by NM Marj
5.0 out of 5 stars Got the job done - and quickly!
As a bona-fide procrastinator, dwnloaded this on the 14th of October and got taxes filed in time! I've always found TurboTax to be an easy way to do personal and sole-proprieter... Read more
Published on November 15, 2012 by jLynn
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy!
I can't believe I once paid an accountant to do this for me. That is not to say that accountants are not useful though. Read more
Published on October 30, 2012 by jtallman
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