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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: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.38

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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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What works

Installation of federal free edition works.  Forms appear to work in cursory testing.

What does not

Interview does not work.  A small box with a big red X and nothing else other than a button to make the box go away appears.


What was not tested

Did not test beyond initial checking of the forms.

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Additional Comments

If the forms work as well as they appear to in cursory initial testing, you should still be able to do a tax return on it, but it will not be as helpful as previous years' versions of TaxACT where the interview worked. I.e. it may be suitable if you know which boxes on the tax forms to put each number in and just want it to do the calculations and lookups for you without any of the handholding that the interview process would give.

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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 
CurrentCentOS 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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