Australian income tax return software for the year 2012/2013

Application Details:

Version: 2013
License: Free to use
Votes: 5
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6-rc4

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Test Results

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What works

Install and run, checking for updates, pre-filling, input of data, menu/navigation bar, printing, submission.

What does not



What was not tested

Any complicated tax situation, anything else not mentioned above.

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Additional Comments

I started from a from a fresh wine installation (a new wineprefix), using 64 bit. Installed as described in the Notes section below. During install a couple of error dialogs appear, but clicking "Close" makes them go away with no noticeable problems. Integrated help system did not work, but opening the HTML file in Firefox was fine (see Notes section below). Screen refresh problems if resizing the window, items are redrawn on mouse-over or navigation away/back to the page.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Jul 09 20131.6-rc4Yes Yes NoSilverPatrick 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 07 20131.6-rc4Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64Aug 09 20131.4.1Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia" x86_64Jul 10 20131.4.1Yes Yes NoSilverPatrick 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Installation Guide

The following method was tested on Linux Mint 15 and Arch Linux, but should work on other distros such as Ubuntu.

From a command prompt:

winetricks msxml4
msiexec /i etax2013_1.msi

This downloads and installs the Microsoft XML libraries, downloads the ETax installer and then runs the installer package.

Using the Help System

The in-built help system will not work, however opening the HTML file in Firefox (Chromium does not work) will let you access all the help documents.

For a 64-bit Wine installation run:

firefox '~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/etax2013/help/client_nav.html'

For a 32-bit Wine installation run:

firefox '~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/etax2013/help/client_nav.html'
Installing Updates

The inbuilt updater does actually download an updated installer package. The program is supposed to exit and run this new installer, however the new installer never launches.

After ETax exits, run the following command to launch the installer manually:

msiexec /a ~/.wine/drive_c/users/$USER/Temp/ETAX/etax2013_1.msi

Alternatively, repeat the original installation process (except MSXML4):

msiexec /i etax2013_1.msi
Test Tax File Number

For testing purposes the following tax file number can be used:

No More Internet Explorer Requirement
Note that this year's ETax no longer requires the installation of Internet Explorer 7.


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