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ETax

Australian income tax return software for the year 2013/2014

Application Details:

Version: 2014
License: Free to use
URL: https://www.ato.gov.au/individ...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.21

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What works

As per Keith:

Installed as per instructions below.
Runs and I am able to input data, save and open files & rollover from previous year's file.

What does not

Exactly the same issue that Kieth found, happened to me:

Pre-filling fails with an error:
"An error has occurred in the connectivity process."
"1030: Unknown Exception"

Workarounds

What was not tested

As per Keith:

Submission, printing, anything else not yet mentioned

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ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 22 20141.7.21Yes Yes BronzePatrick 
CurrentUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 28 20141.7.18Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 26 20141.6.2Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

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HowTo / Notes

Web-based MyTax available in 2014

There is a new web-based MyTax system that may be used for people with "straightforward tax affairs". More information here:

https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Lodging-your-tax-return/Lodge-online/
Installing

These instructions are starting from a clean wineprefix.

Run winecfg, set Windows version to "Windows 7". On libraries tab create a new override for "dxgi", and set it to "native".

Install gdiplus using winetricks:

winetricks gdiplus

Download etax installer:

wget https://www.ato.gov.au/misc/downloads/etaxswap/etax2014_1.msi

Install etax. Ignore the two crash dialogs that appear and uncheck the "run etax" checkbox at the end:

msiexec /i etax2014_1.msi

Run as normal from the created icons or from command line.

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)/etax2014/help/client_nav.html'

For a 32-bit Wine installation run:

firefox '~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/etax2014/help/client_nav.html'
Updating

The inbuilt updater does not work for whatever reason. To update, reinstalling the latest version from the ATO website should work:

wget https://www.ato.gov.au/misc/downloads/etaxswap/etax2014_1.msi
msiexec /i etax2014_1.msi
Test Tax File Number

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

123456782

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