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Old 02-26-2004, 01:01 PM   #1
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Tax season in USA, options for tax software...


Now that it's tax season in the USA again,... a lot of Linux users are kind of out in the cold when it comes to tax preparation...

GnuTax is pretty much a comatose project.

No major tax software publisher supports Linux yet. TurboTax enabled some form of copy protection that even made it difficult to try and use wine to run it... (I don't think anyone has ever had any success running these packages under wine anyway.

There is an excell spreadsheet floating around that is supposed to print tax data on a 1040 form, but that would have to be converted over to OpenOffice or StarOffice to run.

I just learned last night about an online tax program that is free to use for basic stuff and very inexpensive to use for more advanced features. It's called TaxAct Online. Here is the URL:

www.taxactonline.com

Until we get major vendor Linux support, or GnuTax gets up and going. Things like this will be the only alternative.

The GnuTax website:

http://gnutaxes.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 02-26-2004, 03:05 PM   #2
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http://www.gnucash.org/

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Old 02-27-2004, 12:11 AM   #3
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GnuCash is a great open source answer to Quicken, et al. However, it doesn't do taxes. You might be able to export the file to something like TaxAct, but I doubt they have support for it.
 
  


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