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Old 21st January 2008, 08:21 PM
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Turbo Tax and FC8? Wine, perhaps?

Anyone know if Wine will run TurboTax 2008? I'm tempted to try filing with the computer instead of with my CPA this time around...and just wondered if anyone's used TurboTax yet. I still have XP kicking around somewhere so it's not a show stopper, but I hate XP.
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Old 21st January 2008, 09:21 PM
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I went to turbotax.com for a quick check and linux is not supported, but using IE4linux, I was able to at least start the process. Don't know if it will work all the way through. Actually, I'm using my wife's Windows machine to file with them. No sense screwing up something so critical with 'maybe' solutions.
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Old 21st January 2008, 10:24 PM
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H&R Blocks online software works fine. It says that it is incompatible with the OS, but for it lists Firefox 2.0 as a compatible browser. Everything seems to work though if you click past the "incompatibilities" screen.
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Old 22nd January 2008, 12:27 AM
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I'm sorta thinking of not using the online stuff, but going out and buying the program and trying to run it under Wine. Anyone try this option? I know it's technically not supported, but ABC.com's viewer isn't either and lo and behold, add a little Wine and it works just fine. I'm mainly wondering if anyone's gone that route before I go out and drop 80 bucks on software that's not going to work (and says it won't!).
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Old 22nd January 2008, 08:37 AM
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I used Turbo tax online last year, and even though the message came up that my browser was not supported, I clicked the continue anyway. Worked fine. This year there is no continue anyway button, so I called them, and they flat out said, " no Linux support this year"
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Old 15th March 2008, 02:39 AM
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I was able to use Firefox under Wine and things seemed to work fine. I didn't follow through to the end, but just tested it out. The only problem was when I didn't initially make an account and the "reminder" window came up later. For some reason, be it a Javascript issue or something else, the window wouldn't register my clicks. But when I made an account everything seemed to work fine.
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Old 15th March 2008, 02:59 AM
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TurboTax is one of the reasons I keep my XP partition around. I have heard that even under Wine it has problems with electronic filing near the end. If I had a more robust system I would probably virtualize XP. The web application is pretty nice but the software standalone version is still faster and has more features.
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Old 16th March 2008, 12:42 AM
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I used TurboTax to file online this year. Firefox worked fine all the way through the process, though it warned me that there might be issues since I wasn't on a supported platform (I just clicked continue). At one point it threw some Flash at me, but luckily that was working so everything went without a hitch.
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Old 16th March 2008, 07:07 AM
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i will have to give H&R tax Cut a try in fedora ( currently it is on the win xp drive)
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