Canadian Tax Software for Mac Computers
Choosing your Canadian Tax software for your Mac computer is relatively straight forward. There are actually only 2 programs that are Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) approved downloadable MAC tax software. Those two programs are TaxFreeway and TaxTron. They are both ok programs but are lacking a bit on the ease-of-use, support and features that other programs include. Instead we recommend TurboTax as your Canadian Tax software, which is available as an online version.
With a Mac computer (and a PC) you can also use online tax software. Reputable online tax software is safe, secure and available anywhere that you have the internet. If you choose to use an online tax software you have many more choices which includes: TurboTax, H&R Block Online, AceTax, etc… You can see all the options on our Online Tax Software section.
Although TurboTax is not a downloadable tax software it’s worth mentioning here because it is the most popular and highest rated Canadian tax software. It is available through their online tax software and it operates almost identically to the CD version that your purchase from a store. Read our TurboTax review here.
It is also worth mentioning because many people are converting from a PC to a Mac. If you’ve used TurboTax (previously QuickTax) in years past you can use TurboTax for Mac quite easily! You simply download your .tax file and upload that to TurboTax. Sounds complicated? It’s not TurboTax walks you through the entire process!
TaxFreeway is my second choice for tax software to use for the Mac. It is definitely not as user friendly or has as many bells and whistles as Turbo Tax. However, it is less expensive and will do the trick for basic tax returns. Click here to read our full review on TaxFreeway.
TaxTron is 3rd on my list of Tax software for Mac computers. That’s because this is one of the most expensive tax softwares on the market (for an individual license). It is more expensive than Turbo Tax which is the highest rated and most popular Canadian tax software. Tax Tron may work for your tax situation but we would recommend choosing either Tax Freeway or TurboTax as you’ll save money and/or receive a better product. Read our full Tax Tron review here.
Canadian Tax software for Mac computers is unfortunately not super common. However, you can use online tax software which definitely opens up your software options. Check out the full software comparison table here.