Best Tax Program ????

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  1. chrisfx811 macrumors regular

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    well i tried the search feature and only got 2 threads that were completely useless.
    i run a small-business, and am looking for a really good program to help me do my taxes and organize my bookkeping. any suggestions would be helpful. some basics about my co.:
    10-15 employees
    4 locations (2 states)
    sales approx 750k/yr
    any help is greatly appreciated
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I've tried TurboTax (MacInTax) and TaxCut and found them both to be adequate for personal taxes. TurboTax may still come in an industrial-strength version, but I'm not certain. I wouldn't buy it for any other reason. TaxCut was both more reasonable and more pleasant to use.

    AccountEdge (M.Y.O.B.) is supposedly excellent but I haven't tried it. I'm really not certain about QuickBooks 5.0. It took Intuit so long to update it that I wonder how far behind it is from the Windows version.
     
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I've used both MacInTax and TaxCut, but only for personal taxes.

    Most of the Intuit TurboTax products are only for Windows. TurboTax Premier Home & Business for Mac ($80), however, is for Mac OS X. For accounting, in addition to QuickBooks, there is QuickBooks Online, which works over the web. Intuit cautions that their Windows products won't run on a Mac under PC emulation.

    The H&R Block products are generally cheaper and simpler. You might check out TaxCut Platinum Home & Business ($50), which is only for Windows, or TaxCut Platinum ($50) for Windows or Mac. You can start with their comparison chart.

    Apple gives free seminars on MYOB AccountEdge, if you happen to be in the right city. There is also a free online seminar.

    Finally, look at Apple's Small Business page.
     

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