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UFile Windows

UFile (French: ImpôtExpert) is a tax preparation software made for Canadians. They have been producing this software for over 20 years. The software can be purchased in most electronics retails outlets or directly from the UFile website.

Application Details:

Version: 2013
License: Retail
URL: http://www.ufile.ca/windows/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.17

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installation: Installs correctly with no discernible installation problems.
  • Registration by Internet: Works correctly.
  • Program Updates: In-program update to “UFile 2013 Update v.17.20” worked nicely without hiccups, unlike previous years.  Perhaps it is the latest wine-1.7 that I am using?  :-)
  • “Interview”: Works great!
  • “Results”: Works great!
  • “Tax return”: Works great!
  • Save tax return as PDF file: Works great!
  • NetFile to the CRA - manual: Generates a .TAX file that is perfectly identical to that generated on Windows 7.

What does not

  • UFile Quickstart tutorial: Opens a dialog window, but it is empty inside.  Maybe I had not installed some prerequisite?
  • Context-sensitive help: Opens the UFile help dialog window, but the content window is empty.  However, text shows up if I “Show” the help index and click the links therein.
  • Print tax returns and forms: It does not seem to actually print, though it could be my faulty set up too.
  • NetFile to the CRA - automatic: My actual automatic NETFILE submission, though successful (as I found out later), resulted in a misleading “NetFile status” error message:

    The tax return was rejected by the government.

    Please review the CRA's response below, fix the errors and try again, or file a printed return.

    The system has encountered an EFILE transmission problem.Please try again later.
    Err# 0x80004005 Unknown error 0x80004005Unable to continue


    However, it was later discovered that the NETFILE submission was successful, as netfile.gc.ca told me:

    We were unable to process your return.
    Our records indicate that we have already received your return, and your confirmation number is
    xxxxxx

    Note, however, if the user were to “NetFile to the CRA - automatic” repeatedly, say, more than 5 times, the CRA will lock the page, and the user will have to call 1-800-714-7257 (e-Services Helpdesk for individuals) to request an unlock.

What was not tested

Additional Comments

I tested UFile 2013 with a clean Wine installation: I erased ~/.wine/ before running "wine setup.exe" from the CD-ROM "/media/username/UFile 2013" directory.
selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 05 20141.7.17Yes Yes SilverAnthony Fok 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
39930 HtmlHelp() shows blank page when '\\' is used as path separator after '::' UNCONFIRMED View

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