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Filing US Federal Taxes Under Linux

Mar 31, 2008, 00:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"Filling out tax returns has traditionally been an area where Linux comes up short compared to the proprietary platforms, but you actually have several options for using commercial income tax products on a Linux platform. Here's a quick look at three commercial tax offerings I found that work just fine using Ubuntu 7.10 and Firefox 2.0.0.12, even though two of the three vendors warn Linux users they are not supported. Translation: Don't look for vendor help if you run into problems.

"Each product I looked at follows a Q&A format which, while it saves you have having to stare directly at a complicated form, asks you for specific data in a specific sequence..."

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