[oclug] Where is Linux tax software?
raywood at magma.ca
Sun Nov 28 16:13:26 EST 2004
On Sun, Nov 28, 2004 at 02:45:31PM -0500, Milan Budimirovic imagined:
> Paul Godin wrote:
> > Last year I made contact with Ufile in Montreal and got some
> > positive feedback on the "possible" porting of their tax software to
> > Linux. Seems they are exploring using WINE to get it work.
> > They currently offer online web access to complete your taxes with.
> > www.ufile.ca
> > Paul
> Quite frankly, I think that this is one of those things that the
> government could produce themselves (or outsource) as Free Software. I
> would be shocked if electronic filing does not save the government
> millions each year over harcopy returns. They should be looking for
> way to allow people to do it free of charge.
Agreed. Furthermore I would feel better about using, say, something
like the current NetFile service with the additional
do-your-taxes-over-the-Web component built in, instead of having to do
the latter via 3rd-party companies. There is something about leaving my
financial information on 3rd-party servers that makes me a little
uncomfortable :-/ Of course, download-able tax software that runs on
Linux would be a reasonable solution also.
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