Steuer 2017 is currently being sold by the German grocery discount chain "Aldi" and features various dialogues a tax advisor would ask to make German tax declarations. It is being sold in a DVD-box but can also be downloaded if you have a serial-number which comes on the back of the manual inside the DVD-box.

Application Details:

Version: 2017
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0-rc3

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What works

  • Installation in a clean prefix
  • Entering a serial number to kickstart the installation. Doesn't work in older versions of wine but works fine in 3.0rc3.
  • Menu items.
  • Filing some information in a new tax return
  • Opening a saved tax case
  • Lotse (tax guide)
  • Calling link to Online Support website which opens in default browser.

What does not

  • Videos can't be played (calls up a YouTube video which doesn't display)
  • ERIC Module can't be found - see submitted bug 44278  - but has a workaround: winetricks vcrun2017 
  • Font rendering doesn't always work (a workaround might be to install the Microsoft font package)


    • winetricks vcrun2017 needs to be run in order to make the ERIC module work.

    What was not tested

    • Filing a tax case case and submitting it to the tax authorities.
    • Encrypting a file

    Hardware tested


    • GPU: AMD
    • Driver: open source

    Additional Comments

    00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kabini [Radeon HD 8330]

    00:01.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kabini HDMI/DP Audio

    00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller (rev 02)

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    Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
    CurrentopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Jan 02 20183.0-rc3Yes Yes YesSilverMaik Wagner 

    Known Bugs

    Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
    44278 Multiple applications crash on unimplemented function msvcp140.dll.?uncaught_exceptions@std@@YAHXZ CLOSED FIXED View
    44288 Aldi Steuer 2017 - Video doesn't play back UNCONFIRMED View

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    HowTo / Notes

    Working around the problem that the eric-library can't be found

    As noted in the bug report 44278 winetricks might be used to work around the problem:

    "winetricks vcrun2015" or "winetricks vcrun2017" 

    Installation unter Linux Mint 18
    • winehq-Softwarequelle (Repository) hinzufügen:
    $ sudo apt-add-repository 'deb xenial main'
    $ wget -nc
    $ sudo apt-key add Release.key
    • Aktuelles Wine installieren
    $ sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-stable
    • Überprüfen der wine-Version
    $ wine --version
    • Wine-Prefix einrichten
    $ mkdir -p ~/opt/Steuer2017
    $ export WINEPREFIX="~/opt/Steuer2017"
    • Steuer von CD installieren
    $ wine /media/$USER/Steuer2017/start.exe


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    Font rendering fix
    by aytic on Wednesday March 21st 2018, 12:36
    Leaving a short guide + shellscript on how to improve the font rendering for this program.

    This solution will make about 95% of the font better. Some captions on the buttons will be really hard to read though (thus looking for more fixes). You can use "wine regedit" to modify the variables manually to the option 3 values.

    Can also confirm everything is working fine on wine-3.0 / macOS 10.3.13