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TaxACT prepares, prints, and e-files US
federal and state income taxes. Includes tax planning. TaxACT
provides a free (as in beer) standard (crippled) version which can be
upgraded to the deluxe version (uncrippled) for $20 with state or $14
without. Federal e-file is included with the deluxe version. The most
annoying feature missing from the standard version is the ability to
import last years data. If anything will get you to plunk down the $20,
that will. Other than that, everything is pretty much as advertised.

Application Details:

Version: 2008 Deluxe
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.19

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download The free beer crippleware version

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

I successfully prepared and E-filed 2007 federal and state (Virginia) taxes with TaxACT 2007 in wine. The 2008 version is not so promising so far. It installed, applied updates from the vendor, applied the deluxe version activation code. Printouts are still beautiful. The font sizing issues from last year seem to be fixed. See below for problems.

Printing directly to the printer from Wine now works. The deluxe program also conveniently prints to PDF, and the PDF files contain the proper fonts all encapsulated. You may then print the PDF from a linux program, like Adobe Acrobat or Gnome Document Viewer. The print to PDF feature is disabled for the standard (crippled) version.

What does not

An error dialog with no visible text keeps popping up. After dismissing it, things seem to keep working, but help does not work. The program goes into a loop - but the window is still responsive and can be closed. The custom checkboxes still don't work. I have reopened the bug.  E-filing does not work.


What was not tested

nothing I can think of

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Some people have reported getting e-file to work with wine-tricks. I followed the instructions, but no joy. Wine-tricks did let the help mostly work for me, however. The textless dialogs keep popping up, however.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 15 20091.1.19Yes Yes BronzeWhit Blauvelt 
Showzz Do not useFeb 11 20091.1.14Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowFedora 9 x86_64Jan 30 20091.1.14Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 02 20091.1.13Yes Yes SilverSpence 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 16 20091.1.12Yes Yes BronzeIan Turner 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
11099 TaxAct 2012 custom checkbox not displayed REOPENED View

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