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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.

I've run versions from 2006 through 2008 successfully with only the checkbox problem.  However, 2009 seems to have some major regressions.

Application Details:

Version: 2009 Deluxe
License: Retail
Votes: 5
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.38

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Free Download The free version is, as usual, apparently just the Delux version without certain abilities (including the ability to import prior year's returns, I think).

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

If you click on the forms button, you can manually edit and enter form data, and the text you type does appear, however, checkboxes are broken -- they seem to work but there is no visual indication whether they are checked or not. Also, scrolling is troublesome, often it will have the same objects and text "ghosted" when you try to scroll, creating multiple copies of them, because they page doesn't seem to refresh when you scroll. If you minimize the program and then restore it, sometimes this will refresh the view, allowing you to see what's on the screen until you try to scroll again.

What does not

The Help Center is just a white square, some alert dialog boxes just have a red X icon, but no text. All the sections of the screen are blank white boxes, but the tabs seem to work, and subsections within the tabs can be clicked, but the screen stays blank and white.


What was not tested

Actually filing any taxes using the program, registering the program, printing, e-filing.

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Additional Comments

This is for the 2009 Free Edition, but it shouldn't make much of a difference.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 10 20101.1.38Yes Yes BronzeDylan Taylor 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 03 20101.1.35Yes No GarbageIan Turner 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 17 20091.1.31Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowCentOS 5.4Jan 09 20101.0.1Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 17 20091.0.1Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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

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