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[ale] State & Federal tax filing on Linux



I've used turbotax.com for several years now w/out problems, but I typically start a windows VM for it.

I tried it w/ Chromium on an Arch VM last weekend and had a browser freeze in one of the sections, then moved to Firefox on the same Arch VM.  I then saw some odd behavior importing from 3rd party services - it appeared to import everything but only showed one account in the final page.

It probably wasn't related to the browser or OS, but it made me nervous enough to crank the windows XP VM back up.  The issue *looked* the same there, but it turned out everything was imported correctly.

later!
   horkan

On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 04:28:58AM +0000, Beddingfield, Allen wrote:
> I do mine on turbotax.com.  They have an option where you can do the full thing now - not just the basic.  You essentially pay the same as you would if you bought the disk in the store, but you can print out your returns (just print to a .pdf file).  I have not actually filed from a Linux machine (I did mine from my Mac), but so long as their website will load okay, you should be able to do the whole thing from there.  I did mine on there, and it was about a twelve day delay in getting my refund.  
> --
> Allen Beddingfield
> Systems Engineer
> The University of Alabama
> 
> ________________________________________
> From: ale-bounces at ale.org [ale-bounces at ale.org] on behalf of Scott Castaline [skotchman at gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 10:24 PM
> To: ale at ale.org
> Subject: Re: [ale] State & Federal tax filing on Linux
> 
> It's been a few years since I've done our taxes myself. Last time was
> using TurboTax on Mafia$haft. I'd like a Linux only solution, that would
> allow me to keep a copy of my forms on my system and eFile for me both
> Fed & State. Looking for personal recommendations. Everything I'm
> finding so far is dated no more recent than 2009 so I don't think that
> would be viable solutions. Also I keep hearing that there were major
> changes in tax laws this year so the media is recommending not to do
> taxes yourself this year. Any opinions on that?
> 
> Scott C.
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