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H&R Block releases TaxCut for Mac

updated 12:20 pm EST, Fri December 1, 2006

TaxCut for Mac released

H&R Block has re-released TaxCut, the Mac edition of its do-it-yourself tax preparation software. The company discontinued its Mac version last year due to 'small participation from Mac users,' but says the new release includes many of the missing features that the older version lacked. TaxCut is available in three editions which include TaxCut Premium Federal, TaxCut Premium Federal+State, and TaxCut Premium Federal+State+e-file. TaxCut Premium Federal offers personal tax guidance from form 1040EZ to Schedule C, while TaxCut Premium Federal+State offers the same tax aid but factors in State taxes as well as Federal. TaxCut Premium Federal+State+e-file encompases tax aid for both Federal and State taxes, and helps users eligible for e-filing to reduce paperwork and receive refunds at an accelerated rate. TaxCut Premium Federal is priced at $20, while TaxCut Premium Federal+State is available for $30. TaxCut Premium Federal+State+e-file is priced at $60. All versions require Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.




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  1. ibook_steve

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    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Come crawling back...

    So now after they realize how popular the Mac is becoming, H&R Block decides to come crawling back to us seeing how all the PPC and Intel Mac users were forced to go to Intuit. Nice. They'd better have some promotions to make themselves more appealing, like how about free state?

  1. Philip J. Fry

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: come crawling back

    Um, remember Quickbooks and how it was discontinued for a few years? At least H&R Block came back in a year, not 5.

  1. chadpengar

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    too late

    Too late. Last year I had to switch to Turbo Tax since they left me out in the cold. I am not switching back. Too much hassle to bring forward old returns etc. into a "new" program.

  1. PBG4 User

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re:too late

    I feel the same way. Last year H&R was nice enough to send me a Windows version in the mail even though I'd only used the Mac version. :-/

    Had to switch to Turbo Tax and will probably stick with it since they stuck with Apple.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: too late

    Had to switch to Turbo Tax and will probably stick with it since they stuck with Apple.

    "Stuck with apple"? Yeah, intuit's always been behind apple. Like how they keep all their software mac/pc equivalent, and have mac versions of everything....oh, wait, that's right, they suck as a vendor.

    I'll stick with TaxCut. I stopped using MacInTax when they changed their name to TurboTax, as it was just getting slower and slower with each passing year. The only thing TurboTax had (has?) going for it is last year they gave you a free state version, not selling you one then having to rebate it. (Then again, TaxCut still let's you file for free for the federal, and I believe TurboTax took that away last year).

    But let's be truthful here: They both suck as programs anyway. UIs are bloated and garbage. They're filled with movies that are either unwatchable or next to impossible to navigate through. They'll both treat Mac users as second class citizens (get the latest updates for windows in February, wait until March for the mac update), etc, etc, etc

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