10 Replies Latest reply: Jun 6, 2014 10:30 PM by tylerzoll
devzin98 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi, everyone. TurboTax offers software for Mac in all additions EXCEPT for "Business" for some unknown reason. In addition, H&R Block's software following exactly the same pattern.

Does anyone know of Mac software that can handle a Business tax return? I'm looking for multiple-member LLC.

iMac 27" i7, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • DaddyPaycheck Level 6 Level 6 (16,035 points)
  • devzin98 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    No. The Home & Business edition has a Mac edition, but it is only for single-member LLCs. I need software for their regular Business edition, which allows filing for multi-member LLCs. However, if you click through, you'll see that it is only offered for Windows. Same thing with H&R Block's Intuit software.

    I can't seem to find ANYTHING that will do what I need it to on the Mac. First time I've ever had that problem.

    Message was edited by: devzin98
  • DaddyPaycheck Level 6 Level 6 (16,035 points)
    You're right, my bad. I took a peek at the system requirements and it listed some for Macs but just like you said once I clicked through it was for windows.

    Odd that the premier edition for Mac only supports single-owner LLCs.
  • lbonn14 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have same problem with multi-member LLC - told TT support I have searched for a solution & found users asking for Mac support in the biz edition since 2009. Interesting that H&R Block & TaxAct s/w are the same - Mac support for everything but the biz editions. An opportunity for some developer here!

  • steve626 Level 4 Level 4 (1,475 points)

    Depending on how much disk space you have, it might be worth it to install Parallels or VMWare Fusion, which lets you run Windows and Windows applications. These software are not expensive ($75 or $50) plus you'd need to buy Windows. Might be worth it, depending on how much you need that Tax software.

     

    An alternative might be to buy a really cheap PC laptop for ~ $300, I see them advertised in inserts every Sunday in the paper. Then you can install the Tax software right on it.

  • NewMacGirlRST Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    By doing this, does it completely change the look of the mac or will it only change when using windows software?  i already have the windows, would just need to buy parallels or VMWare...

    thanks!

  • kej0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have been using TurboTax since its MacInTax days until now.  (I gave up Quicken about 10 years ago.  Both are Intuit products.)  So I received TurboTax Delux last November, opened it now and could not install it on my Mini Mac w/ OS10.5.8.  They did not inform me about the system requirements beforehand.  After that, I made the mistake to call TurboTax and spent 2 hours talking to a girl in India who probably did not have instructions written on her computer concerning Mac OS system requirements.  So she told me at the end of a two hours conversation (repeating with spelling my name, address, e-mail address, etc. about 20 times), that she will refund my payment for the CD, will send me another CD that will work with my Mac.  The new CD arrived next day and it was the same that I received last November.  Of course it did not work.

    Now I am looking for another tax software ...

  • Matthew Kramer Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Did you find any good tax software?  I have used TurboTax since before the web on various Windows and Mac editions.  The last few years, I have used TurboTax Online, because it was the only reasonble TurboTax option for Mac. Last year, however, I became so frustrated I decided to make a switch this year.  Suggestions?  I use SEE Finance to manage my finances.

  • MacNewbie711 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a similar question but would like to know if there is tax prep software for professional tax preparers.  I've been using TaxACT Preparers Edition running on Parallels 6 and Windows 7 on Snow Leopard for the past 4 years.  This solution has worked well but I'd like native Mac app that I can use so I can totally ditch the Windows boot up everytime I want to use the tax software.

  • tylerzoll Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I believe that the best software for doing business taxes on a Mac would be Intuit Tax Online. This is a new web based platform, but if you are serious about doing your own tax return for an LLC, I would say it's about the only option. They will do pay per return. I don't believe that you have to have a PTIN to make that work, but it's possible. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of intuit at all and I use Drake software for tax returns (because it's lots better and we don't have to give them half of the practice), but if you are insistent  on business tax on a Mac, Intuit tax online is about the only option. Personally, I love my Mac but when I have to choose Windows or Intuit, I'll go with Windows every day of the week. I've never seen a tax return done in TurboTax or anything else self prepared without something wrong. If you're a pro, it's a different story, but if you're trying to save $600-$1,000, it's probably not worth the pain and suffering.