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.
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.
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.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 10 2010||1.1.38||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Dylan Taylor|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 03 2010||1.1.35||Yes||No||Garbage||Ian Turner|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 17 2009||1.1.31||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Current||CentOS 5.4||Jan 09 2010||1.0.1||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 17 2009||1.0.1||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|