It's TAX TIME again!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by MysticCow, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2013
    While I'm not on any of my PowerPC's and used my 2011 mini for tax submission, others might need a PowerPC-friendly tax site. So if you know of any, throw them in here.

    NOTE--I know we have a lot of international users, so make sure to include the country. Nobody in hte USA needs to pay UK taxes. ;)
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Well…I just edited the PDFs I downloaded from the IRS. They have fillable form fields.

    TurboTax used to be what I used until I discovered that the company wanted you to pay ~$58 every year instead of buying once and paying an update fee for the new year.

    After that I went back to doing it by hand and then later on editing the PDFs.
  3. lowendlinux Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014
    North Country (way upstate NY)
    I use Turbo Tax my credit union offers it free every year.
  4. gavinstubbs09, Feb 8, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2016

    gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816


    Feb 17, 2013
    NorCal boonies ~~~by Reno sorta
    Did my federal through some free website then the state one through a Cali government site. Got quite a bit back but it's not going into PPC stuff.

    Invested it in Apple stock :) And a bit for a new truck engine. May have some extra change to pick up a G5 Quad, I've been dying to own one!
  5. RedCroissant Suspended

    Aug 13, 2011
    This is a funny thread because I work at Best Buy and of course Tax time means so many sales of the various tax software and of course cardboard shippers and displays of the tax software products and services.

    So, guess what is pictured on the Turbo Tax shipper? IMG_1449.jpg

    That's right! In 2016, they are still using pictures of PPC Macs. And yes, I know what others might be focusing on this photo, but the laptop is the focus of this post.
  6. MacCubed macrumors 68000


    Apr 26, 2014
    Even worse, it's a G3 Snow!
  7. d-oost macrumors 6502a

    Jan 10, 2016
    Probably just an old stock photo. It's probably cheaper than brand new ones, and I guess that company just cheapened out.
  8. jbarley macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2006
    Vancouver Island
    With what appears to be a very twisted top cover.
  9. Possumgal macrumors member


    Aug 13, 2015
    N. Central Arkansas
    I've been using for several years on a G4 running 10.4. This year I'm using it through TenFourFox. I haven't had a bit of a problem. Filing US federal returns are free, and they also do state returns for a small fee. They cover a lot of ground, including forms for people who are self-employed and just about anything else you could think of.
  10. Pojo99 macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2015
    I remember April 2010 was the last time I could use my 800mhz ibook g3 with OS X 10.3.9 as a "first line" machine. I use TurboTax online and was given a warning that this was the last time my browser would be supported (firefox 2). Youtube chose that time to phase out my browser as well. It made me sad to know that in 2007 I was streaming videos flawlessly and by 2010 I had to download them first in order to get decent playback. And even Microsoft shut down it's Xbox Live service for the original Xbox, destroying our Saturday night Ghost Recon matches because those guys hadn't bought an Xbox 360 yet.

    It's almost as if that time was a watershed moment where every major internet and tech company colluded to force people to buy new tech...wasn't that the time of transition from core 2 duo to i5/i7? For my ibook g3 it was more of an experiment to see how long could 10.3.9 be used without too much headache. I had a more modern machine but the ibook was my first and only mac that I bought new with my own money back in 2002. All the others are hand-me-downs or craigslist finds. But it's good to know I can resurrect the ibook during tax time as long as I pony up the cash for a tiger dvd. Honestly I always thought that tiger was a bit of a kludge and that leopard was what I'd been waiting for (on G4s). But I pushed panther as long as realistically possible.
  11. swamprock macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2015
    Really? I always felt that Tiger was the point where they finally got OS X right, at least on PowerPCs. Leopard seemed more of a very good step towards the future and geared more towards Intel Macs, as it didn't (and still doesn't) really run absolutely perfectly on PowerPC machines (at least, on any model below a 1.67 ghz machine). That's my perspective anyway...

    More on topic, the Turbo Tax website works fine in TenFourFox, and probably should as long as TFF remains in active update status.
  12. 128keaton macrumors 68020


    Jan 13, 2013
    Dude. I'm right there with you. 2009 my daily was a 667 Mhz TiBook. Browsed the internet, bought stuff on eBay, and watched YouTube just fine.

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