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I called TaxAct and they said I not only needed Windows but also
needed a particular release of Internet Explorer. So I abandoned
that effort and signed on to Turbo Tax. They noted that I used Linux
and while I could use them some illustrations might not work. Thus
far I have had no show stoppers using them. There price is higher
but at least they will accommodate Linux users.
As I understand it, there are two modes, Local or On Line.
Local is where you install the cd and everything is executed by
software on the system.
Can I assume you paid your Turbo Tax fee then went to their site and
had no problems so far? If so you did everything On Line.
If that is the case you might want to consider looking into H&R Block
I have VirtualBox installed with a Windows 7 guest where I did my
taxes with Turbo Tax in the "Local" mode until they bumped up their
cost a few years ago.
"Local mode" is where all the forms and whatnot are on the local
drive. Reason I run in the local mode is because I automated
converting my banks stock data output into the Short/Long format for
IRS reporting. I then only have to enter the summary data into the
proceeds screen and attach my detailed stock forms.
I had always thought everything was stored locally until I went to a
tax preparation service. You can imagine my surprise when the clerk
was entering my basic information and up popped all the Turbo Tax data
I had already done at home.