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TaxAct 2015 Desktop comes in four different editions: Free, Basic, Plus, and Premium. Please specify which edition you tested in your test results.

Application Details:

Version: 2015
License: Retail
URL: http://www.taxact.com/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.21

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What works

Tax Act Plus 2015 (paid version) tested.  Program starts and initializes correctly after running Winetricks IE8. Menus at the top of the screen display correctly.  Help menu on the right of screen displays correctly.

What does not

Q&A dialog window text is distorted: each successive line is shifted to the right, so that text that should be vertically aligned is aligned on a 45 degree angle across the screen.  The skewed lines wrap horizontally.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Because the above problem makes the program difficult to use, no further testing was performed.

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Additional Comments

This copy of Tax Act 2015 Plus was initially installed early in 2016 under Wine 1.9.3. Installation and all program functions that I tested under that Wine version worked correctly. I did not test electronic filing, nor did I use the help system. I upgraded to Wine 1.9.21 and the bug described above appeared. Downgrading to Wine 1.9.7 or below is a workaround to restore correct operation. I would rate the program Gold with Wine 1.9.7 or less. I also tested with an earlier version of Puppy Linux (5.2.5). The results were the same.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentPuppy Linux Tahrpup 32bitOct 28 20161.9.21Yes Yes BronzeD Ahoppin 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 02 20161.8.4Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64Mar 06 20161.8.1Yes Yes SilverJerry Quinn 
ShowUbuntu 15.10 "Wily" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 29 20161.8.1Yes Yes GoldIan Turner 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie"Feb 29 20161.8.1Yes Yes GarbageNorman Ramsey 

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