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"Steuer 2020 - Das Einkommensteuer Programm" is the 2020 version of the tax software from the german retailer ALDI.
This software supports all the features of the previous versions e.g. an interview to fill out the tax return, import of tax files from the year 2019 and newly some advice concerning Corona and tax savings.

You can get the software packed as a DVD (at ALDI shops) with a license key included or you can download it directly.

Application Details:

Version: 2020
License: Retail
URL:  
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.17

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

  • Entering data manually
  • "Belegabruf" via ELSTER with certificate file
  • calculation of tax
  • embedded help and tax relevant remarks

What does not

  • The help catalogue "Steuer Hilfe" with taxation relevant hints and statements doesn't work properly. It opens up in a separate window, but is unable to display anything other than the navigation column. When trying to display content, an error window "Programmfehler", relating to the program "QtWebEngineProcess.exe" pops up.
  • Tooltip-Help (when hovering over the question marks) isn't displayed regularly. If it shows up, its opacity is to high to read.
  • Transmission of final "Steuererklärung" via ELSTER (see bug 51139). Workaround: see below
  • Display of filled in forms (just a tiny excerpt of the window appears and can't be enlarged with point and click). Workaround: see below

Workarounds

Transmission of final "Steuererklärung" via ELSTER (see bug 51139):

  1. Configure WINE to "Windows 7" (with winecfg or using PlayOnLinux)
  2. Download the missing DLL "D2D1.DLL" for Windows 7 environment. I chose this file version "7.0.6002.18107", 32 bit from this site: https://de.dll-files.com/d2d1.... the choice of the correct version is essential.
  3. copy the D2D1.DLL file to your virtual drive inside the Steuer installation
  4. in winecfg, tab "Bibliotheken" choose d2d1 as "Neue Überschreibung", then "Hinzufügen"
  5. in the same winecfg window choose "Bearbeiten" for the selected d2d1 and set it to "(Native, Builtin)"
  6. Start the tax program, it should work now

Display of filled in forms (just a tiny excerpt of the window appears and can't be enlarged with point and click):

  • use context menu to maximize window by right clicking on the respective button area in the task bar

What was not tested

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Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

After some trial and error, I managed to get the help catalogue "Steuer Hilfe" to display properly. I'm not sure, what helped.

The window for entering the ELSTER authorization with certificate file is not large enough to display all content, but scroll bars are missing and enlarging it by point, click and drag does work immediately. Don't stop trying - finally it worked.



selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentLinux Mint 20.2 "Uma"Oct 27 20216.17Yes Yes YesSilverHHHans 
ShowLinux Mint 20.2 "Uma"Oct 19 20216.17Yes Yes NoSilverHHHans 
ShowLinux Mint 20 "Ulyana"Jan 11 20215.0.3Yes Yes YesSilverMaos 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
51139 Application T@X 2021 freezes when trying to transmit data to Elster (German Tax Application) UNCONFIRMED View

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