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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).

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What works

Installing.  Starting the program.  Navigating to random forms.

I just downloaded the preview of the 2009 Delux edition, and it installs fine.

What does not

Seeing help (the help window opens, but the main pane is blank).  Dialog boxes that open on startup.  Seeing the main pane of the app until I press a toolbar button or select a menu item.

When I open it, I see a small, square dialog box that has a red circle with a white X and an OK button.  If I click on certain spots (e.g., the window menu box in the upper left), I get the "Have you ordered your TaxACT State Edition?" dialog.  Clicking Continue gets me a frame with the TaxACT buttons and menu but a transparent main pane.  Selecting a button or menu fills in the rest of the window, and things seem okay.

If I select File > Import > TaxACT 2008 Return ..., I get that same, square dialog box.  Clicking OK makes the button disappear, but the box is still there, and it doesn't let me import.  The toolbars and menus still seem active, though.


What was not tested

Entering new data.  Saving data.

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Additional Comments

I may be generous in giving it a bronze, but I'm hopeful it's an easy fix, and I think it will work if I want to re-enter all my old account information.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 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 
CurrentUbuntu 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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