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TaxAct Individual 2016, All Editions

Application Details:

Version: 2016
License: Retail
URL: http://www.taxact.com/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.18-staging

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What works

Initial screen comes up.  Can close the dialogue asking if you want to install the State version.  That's it.

What does not

Cannot navigate through Q&A (buttons do not respond at all).  Cannot import prior year tax return (nothing happens on screen, various messages scroll through on command window).

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When attempting to import the prior year's return (File | Import | TaxAct 2015 return), the following messages appear in the console window used to install it:

0009:fixme:mshtml:HTMLLocation_reload (0x4863ab8)->(0)
0009:fixme:ieframe:WebBrowser_Stop (0x47a6598)
0009:fixme:ieframe:navigate_url Unsupported args (Flags 0x33ea94 {VT_I4: 14}; TargetFrameName (null))
0009:fixme:ieframe:ClientSite_GetContainer (0x47a6664)->(0x33ee08)
0009:fixme:ieframe:DocHostUIHandler_GetDropTarget (0x47a6664)
0009:fixme:mshtml:nsChannel_AsyncOpen2 (0x52b7cc8)->(0xb32add8)
0009:fixme:mshtml:nsChannel_AsyncOpen2 (0x52d7498)->(0x9ec98d0)
0009:fixme:mshtml:nsChannel_AsyncOpen2 (0x52b5c08)->(0x97ebed0)
0009:fixme:mshtml:ActiveScriptSiteDebug_GetApplication (0x52d6458)->(0x9f8535c)
0009:err:ole:CoGetClassObject class {6c736db1-bd94-11d0-8a23-00aa00b58e10} not registered
0009:err:ole:CoGetClassObject no class object {6c736db1-bd94-11d0-8a23-00aa00b58e10} could be created for context 0x1
0009:fixme:msxml:ClassFactory_QueryInterface interface {342d1ea0-ae25-11d1-89c5-006008c3fbfc} not implemented
0009:fixme:mshtml:set_event_handler_disp unimplemented event L"dragstart"
0009:fixme:mshtml:get_listener_container unimplemented event L"dragstart"
0009:fixme:mshtml:nsChannel_AsyncOpen2 (0x4f6e680)->(0x7a31e70)
0009:fixme:ieframe:PropertyNotifySink_OnChanged unimplemented dispid 1005
0009:fixme:mshtml:ActiveScriptSite_OnScriptError (0x52d6458)->(0xbe260f0)
0009:fixme:mshtml:nsChannel_GetContentLength (0x52ae610)->(0x33cb10)
0009:fixme:mshtml:nsChannel_GetContentLength (0x175a08)->(0x33cb10)
0009:fixme:mshtml:nsChannel_AsyncOpen2 (0x52ae610)->(0xa0280f8)
0009:fixme:mshtml:nsChannel_AsyncOpen2 (0x52beb70)->(0xbf20aa8)
0009:fixme:mshtml:ActiveScriptSite_OnScriptError (0x52d6458)->(0x9ed9ed8)

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Seems that it is looking for some form of MSIE merely to render the application, but there no longer seems to be a workable version of MSIE (especially IE8) that can be installed under Wine.


Workarounds

What was not tested

Anything beyond installing, and finding the interface is non-responsive was not tested, because the application does not respond to input.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

2018 pre-release is due to be available in December 2018, will test taht version then.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentLinux Mint 19.0 TaraOct 25 20183.18-stagingYes No NoGarbageJames E. LaBarre 
ShowCentOS 7Jan 27 20172.0Yes Yes GarbageZarsh Mogon 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 09 20161.9.23Yes Yes GarbageIan Turner 

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Import Not Working
by chris319 on Monday January 2nd 2017, 19:10
Using Wine 2.0-rc2 under Linux Mint 18.1. Program installs and runs OK but does not import previous year's return. Had to install TaxAct under Windows to import last year's return, then saved the new return. Was then able to open saved return under Wine.
RE: Import Not Working
by Zarsh Mogon on Friday January 27th 2017, 11:50
Hey Chris,
Once you get past the import issue were you able to step through the Q&A ok? I'm having zero luck with that on Wine 2.0 and wondered if you had any special set-up tricks you'd care to share? I'm on Centos-7 so a big difference there.... but still.
Thanks
Phil
RE: Import Not Working
by chris319 on Friday January 27th 2017, 13:45
Hi Phil -

I recently upgraded to Wine 2.0 final and nothing has changed.

I do not use the Q&A feature of TaxAct. I go directly to the forms and fill out Scheds A, B and D. as well as Form W2 and various 1099's. I tried accessing "Basic Info", "Life Events", etc. under Wine and nothing happened when I clicked on them. I do not know if the E-file function works but I am able to access the E-file center.

I strongly urge you to join the bugzilla and report your issues there. I'm told the developers actually do read the bugzilla, and I received a response to the bug report I filed on the import function, so they do see them.

I installed TaxAct under Windows just so I'm covered, but I would like very much to get TaxAct working under Wine so I can get off of Windows.

Best regards.
RE: Import Not Working
by Zarsh Mogon on Friday January 27th 2017, 13:58
Hi Chris,
Appreciate that feedback, sounds like I am seeing the same thing you are then and that is good to know.

Thanks,
Phil
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