I've already read some of the past threads in this forum about the two popular tax preparation software products (TaxCut and TurboTax) and it sounds like both have their pros and cons; that's fine, and if I decide to buy one I'll probably just flip a coin or (more likely) buy whichever one's cheaper. My question for my MacRumors friends is this: If I've always done our taxes in the past and am comfortable doing so, is there any real benefit to my trying out one of these programs? We file jointly, and our tax situation isn't especially complicated, but there's always that nagging feeling that maybe, just maybe, there are some deductions hiding out there that we're missing out on. If only I used TurboTax, I could be like those happy people on the television commercial who found another couple of hundred dollars' worth of deductions and were thus able to buy the good Macaroni and Cheese instead of the store brand. If you're someone who used to do his or her own taxes, and then decided to give one of the tax preparation software packages a go, I'd like to hear your take on it. Or, I suppose, anyone else who wants to throw in their two cents. And for the purposes of this discussion, it obviously doesn't really matter whether you use it on a PC or Mac; I'm more interested in how your experience and results compared to the "old" way.