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TurboTax Premier Federal + E-file + State 2011 for Mac [Download] [Old Version]

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  • Guides you step-by-step through investments and rental property income
  • Assists with stocks, bonds, mutual funds and employee stock plans
  • Provides extra guidance for rental property income, expenses and refinancing
  • Includes Free Federal E-File
  • Plus, includes a download of one TurboTax State product
  • 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
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  • ASIN: B005S4YGYO
  • Release Date: November 10, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,854 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product Description

Platform: Mac Download

Everything you need to do your taxes with ease.

Helps You Get the Most from Your Investments

*Exclusive* Imports Your Investment Info

Saves time by automatically importing your investment info directly from your financial institution.

Helps You Accurately Report Investment Sales

Walks you through reporting sales of stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Automatically calculates capital gains/losses and keeps track of those that carry over to future tax returns.

Determines Your Cost Basis

Finds your accurate purchase price for stock sales, in three easy steps.

Helps with Employee Stock Plans

Guides you through reporting sales and automatically determines your correct basis for selling shares purchased at different times or different prices.

401(k) Maximizer

Shows you how to increase your 401(k) contribution without decreasing your take-home pay.

Helps You Find Every Rental Deduction

Finds over 20 deductions for landlords, from travel to advertising to repairs to insurance.

Shows Your Best Rental Depreciation Method

Simplifies reporting rental property depreciation and shows which depreciation method will get you the biggest tax deduction.

Maximizes Refinancing Deductions

Guides you through deducting points, appraisal fees, recording costs, and more so you don’t miss a single chance to save.

Helps with New Rental Properties

Shows you step by step how to set up new rental properties.

Feel Confident Your Taxes
Are Done Right

Now Free! Only TurboTax software offers one-on-one expert tax advice free for everyone, live by phone and chat.

Also includes everything in Deluxe:

Finds All Tax Deductions and Credits You Deserve to Get Your Biggest Refund

Maximizes Your Tax Deductions

Asks simple questions about your income, family situation and changes in your tax situation and credits. Then, based on your answers, searches for more than 350 deductions and credits to get you the biggest tax refund—guaranteed.

Looks for Deduction Opportunities as You Go

Shows you which deductions you’ve taken. Which deductions you haven’t. And tells you how to qualify for just about any deduction, so you don’t miss any opportunities to save.

Gets You the Maximum Deduction for Donations

ItsDeductible (included) helps you accurately value items you donate to charity–no more guessing. Plus, it tracks other donations such as cash, mileage and stocks, to help you get every charitable deduction you’re entitled to.

Handles Your Life Changes

Changed jobs? Got married? Bought a home? Had a baby? TurboTax guides you through common life changes, explains how the changes will impact your taxes, and tells you what you can deduct.

Helps with Medical Expenses

Does all the math and tells you if you qualify to deduct your medical expenses for maximum tax savings.

Why TurboTax Premier is the easiest choice for you ...

TurboTax Premier was designed to help you make the most of your investments and rental property deductions, so you get the biggest tax refund possible.

Choose TurboTax Premier if any of the following apply to you:

  • You sold stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or options for an employee stock plan
  • You own rental property
  • You are the beneficiary of an estate or trust (received a K-1 form)

If you are a sole proprietor, consultant, 1099 contractor, or single-owner LLC, choose TurboTax Home & Business. It has everything in Premier, PLUS expanded guidance to help you maximize home office, vehicle, and other business deductions.

If you own an S Corp, partnership, C Corp, or multiple-owner LLC, choose TurboTax Business.

Helps You Reduce Audit Risk

Tracks Your Audit Risk

Audit Risk Meter™ checks your tax return for common audit triggers. Shows whether your risk is high or low. And provides tips to help you reduce your chance of an audit.

Includes Downloadable Audit Support Center

Gives you step-by-step guidance on everything you need to know and do if the IRS contacts you.

Also Available: Audit Defense

Provides full-service representation by a trained tax professional. You will never have to meet with the IRS, unless you want to.3

Does the Hard Work for You

Asks Easy Questions, Tailored to You

Guides you step by step through your tax return and puts your answers on the right tax forms for you. Skips interview questions that don’t apply to you, so you can finish your return faster.

TurboTax guides you through your taxes like a GPS,
with extra help for first time users.
Automatically Fills in W-2 and 1099 Info

Gets your W-2 and 1099 data directly from over 100,000 participating employers and financial institutions and automatically puts it in the right tax forms. A brief summary lets you review and edit downloaded information if necessary.

Transfers Last Year’s Tax Info

No retyping necessary. Fills in information from your previous year’s return to save time and increase accuracy. Shows you what you’re importing and where it goes in your return. You can also import from other tax software including TaxACT and H&R Block’s TaxCut.

*New* Imports a PDF of Last Year's Tax Return
Easily imports prior year tax data/documents from TurboTax, other tax software brands4 and tax stores.5

Imports Your Financial Data

Imports information from your financial software (including Quicken®, QuickBooks® 2007 and higher4, and Microsoft® Money) so you can skip the cut and paste this year.

Makes it Easy to Hold Your Place

Flag areas in your tax return so you can get back to them easily.

Start your return and efile with Turbotax today.
Intuit will submit your return when the IRS starts
 accepting them on January 14, 2012. The IRS
will email you a confirmation within 48 hours.

Provides Help and Advice When You Need It

Live Tax Answers

Get live answers online from TurboTax experts and other TurboTax users in our Live Community2. Plus you’ll have instant access to answers to commonly asked tax questions on every screen.

Straightforward Guidance & Advice

Find help on any tax topic from anywhere within TurboTax. Get plain-English explanations of specific tax areas and helpful examples when you need them.

Guide Me

Not sure how to answer a tax question? We’ll guide you to the right answer, making your taxes even easier.

Explains Your Return

Shows you a summary of your return, including income, tax, credits and payments so you know your taxes are accurate. Provides recommendations to help you get an even bigger refund next year.

FREE Technical Support

Got a software question? No problem! Get answers from a TurboTax expert via phone or live chat.

Spots Errors and Shows How to Fix Them

Smart Check™ Scans for Mistakes

Smart Check double-checks your return for errors, so you can be confident your taxes are done right.

Guaranteed Accurate Calculations

If you should get hit with an IRS or state penalty or interest due to a TurboTax calculation error, we’ll pay you the penalty and interest.

Keeps You Up-to-Date with the Latest Tax Laws

With a single click you can check for updates each time you start to ensure your return includes the latest IRS and state tax forms. No more disruptions while you work on your return.

Get Your Refund Faster with Included Federal Efile

Shows Your Tax Refund in Real Time

Watch your refund add up as you complete your return. Our Dual Refund Monitor constantly displays and updates both your federal and state refunds (or taxes due) as you complete your federal return.

Federal Efile Included

Get your refund in as few as 8 days with efile and direct deposit. Free federal efile is included with TurboTax at no extra charge. If you’re a returning user, we’ll automatically transfer your efile information from your previous year’s return to save you even more time.

New Options to Get Your Refund Fast

Direct deposit your tax refund on a TurboTax Refund Card, a reloadable Visa prepaid card that can be used everywhere Visa debit is accepted. Or put your refund on a prepaid card you already have.

Why Make the Switch?

TurboTax is easy and it could save you money.

Tax Store
Asks you questions and fills in the right tax forms

Gets you every deduction and credit you deserve

Tips and advice tailored to your unique tax situation

Support in case of an audit (fees may apply)

Handles tax impact of changes in your life

Years of expertise to help answer your questions

Up-to-date with all the latest tax laws

Federal efile included at no extra charge

Prepare and file your taxes anytime, 24/7

Do your taxes yourself, without leaving home

Save on average $100 or more over
the leading tax store by choosing TurboTax.

Which TurboTax is Right for You? Click to enlarge.

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

1. Cost includes tax preparation and printing of unlimited federal tax returns and free federal efile of up to 5 federal tax returns. Additional fees apply for efiling state returns ($19.95). State e-file is an additional fee. E-file fees do not apply to New York state returns. All prices are subject to change without notice. 2. TurboTax CD and Download users must have Internet access to interact with the Live Community. 3. Service provided by TaxResources, Inc.; additional fees apply. 4. Windows Only. 5. Documents must be imported in electronic (PDF) format. 6.Based on 2009 reported company and survey data for personal returns. Actual savings vary based on tax situation. 7. Live tax advice service is free and available by phone or chat through 4/30/12 for questions on 2011 U.S. Federal and State tax returns (restrictions apply). Service, experience levels, hours of operation, and availability vary and are subject to change without notice.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy install and worked perfectly. January 18, 2012
Platform for Display:Mac Download|Verified Purchase
After reading the one star reviewer griping about installing the Amazon proprietary software, I was reluctant to download given that I am, by no means, a techy person....I'm glad I ignored the review. This was an easy, straight forward install and works perfectly. Yes, I had to click an Amazon logo for their install but it was not an issue and immediately began downloading Turbotax for me.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Outside of firing it up and importing my 2010 data, I haven't exercised the 2011 version much. But...

I've been using TurboTax for years, back to when it was called MacInTax. My one attempt to use a competing product was disappointing at best. If I ever have a really bad TurboTax experience, I'll probably look elsewhere, but so far that hasn't happened.

I won't say it's perfect, but it's sufficiently close for my purposes. My only real hassle some years ago (a 1099-MISC) turned out to be because the organization that sent it had filled it out wrong, and TurboTax didn't like what I tried to enter.

This was the second (third?) time to get the download version. But understand that these days, even if you get the CD version really all you're getting is the bootstrap that downloads the real software. You end up with the same thing one way or another.

Yes, I have one of the newer Intel machines. I shut down my last PowerPC about a month ago. One reviewer reported problems with PowerPC, but that's the Amazon downloader, not TurboTax. Note that, at least today, there's a warning on the Amazon purchase window: "The Amazon Mac downloader only supports Intel based Macs with OS 10.5 and above." If you're on an older Mac you'll probably need the CD version, or find someplace to download. But direct your ire at Amazon, not Intuit, for that.

Another reviewer reported problems importing last year's data, though s/he was able to circumvent that problem by importing from a pdf. Import worked flawlessly for me. It would be interesting to know if there was something unusual about their setup.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple download and install March 14, 2012
Platform for Display:Mac Download|Verified Purchase
Same as last year, TT Premier for the Mac downloaded and installed on my MacBook Pro (OS 10.6.8) without any issues. Best way to get the software and for a reasonable price. The program itself runs well and keeps itself up to date with the latest info. Recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Easy to Download March 10, 2012
Platform for Display:Mac Download
I have used Turbo Tax to prepare and file my tax returns for the past 5 years; however, I was nervous this year because I changed from a PC to a Mac. I was happy to find that my fears were unwarranted. The download process was very easy, with no glitches or hassles. The tax preparation process was just as simple on my Mac as it has always been on my PC. I had made a number of investment transactions last year, and Turbo Tax Premier took me through them very easily. The price on Amazon was $30 less than that published on the Intuit site. Overall, I was very pleased with this product and would recommend it to others.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars will not transfer 2010 HR Block Tax Cut on my Mac March 3, 2012
By Jay D.
Platform for Display:Mac Download
Installed the Turbotax Premier on my Mac running Snow Leopard. Will not transfer my 2010 HR Block returns. Wants me to enter the information manually. Yeah right, all 76 pages of my 2010 returns.
Turbotax Premier a NO GO on my Mac.

Turbotax advertises that Premier is compatible with last year's HR Block returns. You find out that you must use the PDF when you open Turbotax.
I was not satisfied with HR Block because I had to enter my oil trust depletion deductions by hand last year. Not good. However, I am now looking at a worthless piece of Turbotax software on my computer and STILL having to return to HR Block. What a bummer.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Download and Easy to Use January 21, 2012
Platform for Display:Mac Download|Verified Purchase
This is the second year that I have purchased the Downloadable Turbo Tax and it has worked great both times. I was able to download the program easily, and I am VERY technologically challenged. I was able to pull last year's information through with no problems. The program did kick me out very quickly at first when I clicked off the software and tried to go to my bank's site to pull some tax information, but once I went back to Turbo Tax and saved the return I was working on I did not have that problem again. It worked great and I will definitely be purchasing this again next year.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Download does not work March 4, 2012
Platform for Display:Mac Download|Verified Purchase
I have an older PowerBook G4 Mac on OS 10.5.8 and having been using Turbotax forever. Up until now, I have always purchased the physical disc and had no issues. But I decided to get the digital copy this time and got up to the download part just fine. The disc image that opens up initially, is for the Amazon Download Manager, which keeps quitting (unexpectedly) in the middle. Now I am left with the SHAFT and Amazon's no refund policy on digital downloads even though it is their app that is causing the problem. I have contacted customer support and requested a refund and we'll see how they handle this issue. Newer Mac owners of Pentium based processors may not have this issue, but other owners of older Macs - buyer beware!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I just spent half-an-hour on the phone with their support. When I tried to transfer in my 2010 information from an H&R Block TaxCut PDF file, which the software website and the software entry screen itself says is supported, it would not work. In the help file on the INtuit support site, it says this feature only is supported on the Windows version, not on Mac desktop software. So, buyer beware: if this situation applies to you, this feature may not work. It sounds like Intuit is trying to resolve the discrepancy. Since I bought from Amazon instead of directly from TurboTax, it makes the recourse harder.
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