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For the 2019 tax year.  This version is for business tax returns and for trusts and estates which file form 1041 and generate Schedule K-1s

Application Details:

Version: Business 2019
License: Retail
URL: http://turbotax.intuit.com/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.5

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

I was able to produce a federal tax return for a trust and print it out, i.e., a Form 1041 and the associated Schedule K-1.

What does not

I was unable to connect to the update server to download updates or to download the state tax forms for my state.  TurboTax complained about "unexpected content received" when attempting to connect.  TurboTax was able to perform other functions that required an internet connection, however, so I know that network connectivity itself was not the problem.

After downloading it separately, I was unable to run the state forms installer manually.  

Not being able to apply updates or to produce state tax returns renders this software unusable under Wine in my opinion.

Workarounds

Getting the TurboTax install program to work required several prerequisite steps:

  • The TurboTax installer attempts to install .Net 4.6.2 but it fails and the installation process abends.  Installation will work if .Net is preinstalled using winetricks.  .Net 4.8 is the latest available version and it works:
  • WINEARCH=win64 WINEPREFIX=~/.turbotax-2019 winetricks -q dotnet48
  • The TurboTax installer complains if the installation is run on what it thinks is a Windows 7 system  It will not complain if the Wine prefix being used is configured as a Windows 10 system:
  • WINEARCH=win64 WINEPREFIX=~/.turbotax-2019 winecfg
    set version to Windows 10 on the "Applications" tab
  • TurboTax will not run properly unless the Direct Draw Render is set to GDI:
  • WINEARCH=win64 WINEPREFIX=~/.turbotax-2019 winetricks settings ddr=gdi
  • Run the TurboTax installer program:
  • WINEARCH=win64 WINEPREFIX=~/.turbotax-2019 wine Downloads/w_turbotax_bpm_2019.250.0100.exe
  • TurboTax should start after the installation is complete.  This command can be used to start it from the command line.  Wine should create desktop shortcuts in the customery locations on your system.
  • WINEPREFIX="/home/dlk/.turbotax-2019" /usr/bin/wine C:\\windows\\command\\start.exe /Unix /home/dlk/.turbotax-2019/dosdevices/c\:/users/dlk/Start\ Menu/Programs/TurboTax\ Business\ 2019/TurboTax\ Business\ 2019.lnk

What was not tested

E-file process was not tested

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentFedora 31 x86_64Apr 20 20205.5Yes Yes YesGarbageDavid King 

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