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.
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jul 09 2013||1.6-rc4||Yes||Yes||Silver||Patrick|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jul 07 2013||1.6-rc4||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Current||Debian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64||Aug 09 2013||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x86_64||Jul 10 2013||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Silver||Patrick|
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 wget http://www.ato.gov.au/misc/downloads/etax2013/etax2013_1.msi msiexec /i etax2013_1.msi
This downloads and installs the Microsoft XML libraries, downloads the ETax installer and then runs the installer package.
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'
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):
wget http://www.ato.gov.au/misc/downloads/etax2013/etax2013_1.msi msiexec /i etax2013_1.msi
For testing purposes the following tax file number can be used: