The two primary apps for Mac tax prep are Intuit's longstanding TurboTax Deluxe and H&R Block's Mac Tax Software - formerly known as 'TaxCut' and 'At Home'. Both programs generally available at retail or for download prior to Thanksgiving to let you get an early start on your 2018 taxes due in April of 2019.
Mac TurboTax Deluxe Download
Fed + State 2018 eFile
NOTE: Self-Employed and Schedule-C filers need to buy the Home & Business edition to unlock Schedule-C and home office deduction features. The Deluxe version no longer does that. While you can pay to upgrade to Intuit's Home & Biz version from inside the Deluxe software if you need to, it's cheaper to buy the full Home & Biz version in the first place.
Home & Business TurboTax For MacOS
For Mac Sole Proprietors w/Schedule C
TurboTax Mac 2018 is also available in boxed retail packaging on DVD if you need it. Frankly though, with Apple having discontinued the inclusion of a SuperDrive in any of it's more recent Macintosh desktop and laptop computers, most will simply prefer the downloadable Mac OSX version of the tax software linked above.
If you prefer to use H&R Block's Tax software for Mac OSX, they offer a decidedly more affordable alternative than Intuit's TurboTax Deluxe:
H&R Block 2018 Mac Tax App
Deluxe Fed & State With eFiling
Like Intuit - H&R Block's Deluxe Fed+State 2018 version doesn't include Schedule-C, rental property and other small biz features. For that you'll need the Premium version.
Block Mac Tax App For 2018
Schedule-C For Self Employed
Once you've keyed in your 2018 tax-year Federal income and expense data, and have gone over any of your deductions, the Turbotax or H&R Blog application can likewise assist with State tax prep for those Mac OSX owners who live in states which require them. The crucial data from your Federal filing gets automatically imported into the State portion to ease the procedure. One may then additionally e-File (electronically submit your returns) over the web for faster, paperless filing and getting a return quicker.
Cheap Air PrintersOn a tight budget and looking for the cheapest Apple AirPrint compatible printing solution for your Macintosh or iOS handheld tablet or phone? For fifty bucks or less, there's a surprising number of low-cost wireless inkjet printers and multi-function All-In-One's to choose from that support Apple's automatic device discovery protocols to make connecting to and printing wirelessly over a Wi-Fi network easy from MacOS or iOS gadgets. Here's two top-choices for low-cost wireless print, copy and scan functions:
Canon MX492 : Cheap AirPrint AIO Printer
HP OJ 4650 : Cheap Multifunction Air PrinterLow-Priced HP All-In-One Inkjet
USB Plus AirPrint and WiFi Direct
As will nearly ANY inkjet printer, the initial low-cost of a cheap AirPrint printer doesn't last long. Once either or both of the two ink cartridges run low in your Canon or Hewlett-Packard bargain peripheral, you're faced with a painful choice: Pony up for pricey inks, or just junk the cheap wireless AirPrint compatible printer and buy an entirely new one for around the same price as it's inks. Sadly, cheaper remanufactured carts can be risky as internal electronics are designed by manufacturers to outright reject, fail to properly detect or report ink levels in refilled carts.
Best Portable Printer For MacBook Pro or Air?HP's Portable Laptop Printer + Scanner for MacBook Pro or Air made them the first company ever to deliver a mobile print and scan solution for Mac OSX users on the go. This battery powered portable scanner and printer for MacBooks running OSX 10.5 and higher features a color Touch-Screen control panel and both USB 2.0 and wireless AirPrint and WiFi Direct printer connectivity.
HP Portable Printer Combo For MacBook Air or Pro
Sheet-Fed Color Scan / Copy +_Inkjet Printing
For an even lighter and more compact portable MacBook combo printer scanner solution, the lightweight Primera Trio MacBook All-In-One is also a good choice - with some tradeoffs over HP's more fully featured but bulkier and heavier mobile print / scan laptop solution.
Multi-Function USB Portable MacBook Printer
With Hand-Fed Scan & Copy + Inkjet Printing
These two MacBook compatible mobile printer scanner combo inkjets have been a long awaited and important Mac accessory for select business users on the road who really need to both print, copy and scan receipts and documents anywhere, any time. The HP 250 or Primera Trio can eliminate the need to carry a separate Mac compatible USB powered mobile scanner. For those who just need mobile printing functions, the HP 200 series laptop printer-only is around $100 less.
For other mobile printing and scanning solutions, please visit www.maclaptopprinters.com to find the right Mac computing accessories for travel.
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