Tax trouble

13 Apr

Last year, when I did my taxes, the program I use informed me that it would be the last year my 2011 MacBook would be able to run their software. I set that news aside, but it has reared its ugly head. They weren’t joking.

This year’s software requires Mojave 10.14 and my ten-year old Mac lacks what it needs to upgrade. I am working on work arounds.

I could buy a new computer, one that can upload the software, but this Mac works just fine for what I do with it.

I tried uploading the software to my school computer, but it requires an administrator’s code, which I do not have. I will ask out tech person, who has an administrator’s code if she can help me out, but I suspect the answer is no.

I have downloaded paper copies of the forms I need. It’s super old school, but it might be easiest way to go.

Thank goodness I have another month to figure this out.

6 Responses to “Tax trouble”

  1. hzreflections April 13, 2021 at 7:52 am #

    We were just talking about machines getting too old for updates. I had hung onto an old i-pod for a long time. Now I can’t do much on it as it will not take any of the last probably 6 years of updates. Haha.

  2. arjeha April 13, 2021 at 8:36 am #

    All I can think of is built in obsolescence. We have had this problem with some of our computers as well. I eventually gave in and bought a new one. Having an extra month to get things done is nice.

    • Adrienne April 13, 2021 at 9:21 am #

      I will get one eventually but I feel there is still lots of life in the computer I have.

  3. jumpofffindwings April 13, 2021 at 1:26 pm #

    I love my MacBook and have thought about writing an ode to it. Truly, it’s a mid 2012, the last one that the user can actually upgrade. The old ones are terrific. Paper will do just fine for taxes. There’s still life in that vintage machine.

    • Adrienne April 13, 2021 at 1:28 pm #

      That’s sort of how I am leaning. My taxes aren’t super complicated.

  4. Lisa Corbett April 13, 2021 at 5:00 pm #

    I’m in the same situation- I need to update my IOS and my computer is going to refuse. Luckily mine is a board-issue device so I just have to wait until September and request a new one (at least I hope that’s all I have to do!)

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