[oclug] Where is Linux tax software?
kevinmcl at magma.ca
Sun Nov 28 11:43:32 EST 2004
Is there anybody here who does their Canadian taxes from Linux?
What do you use?
We're in Ottawa, and we have a non-default tax situation, meaning
that we usually need some of the supplementary forms/"schedules",
not just the basic two-pager.
My wife who has some financial training) does our taxes, and she's
used Intuit QuickTax for years. Thanks to OpenOffice and Firefox,
she has now reached the point where she's happy to use Linux for
everything else. So, we have to keep an old Win98 box on our
home network for doing taxes, and nothing else. Purely web-based
solutions seem inadequate, and don't appear to preserve
year-over-year tax and financial info.
The government web site lists tax software that they
recognize, and it's all Windows or Mac programs.
There were threads in Wine discussion lists saying that a QuickTax
install verification procedure instituted in 2002 makes it no longer
possible to run QuickTax through Wine.
Any ideas? Suggestions? I'd love to dump Win98 forever.
Kevin (in Ottawa)
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