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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What works

Registration with and prefilling by ATO.

Rollover of data from prior years return.

Calculation of tax liability or refund including CGT.

Viewing and printing tax return.

Lodgement and confirmation of receipt.

What does not

etax 2013 help files are not displayed.


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

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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