This is a read-only archive. Find the latest Linux articles, documentation, and answers at the new Linux.com!

Linux.com

Re: Filing US federal taxes under Linux

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 70.126.228.159] on March 28, 2008 05:00 PM
TurboTax online has always worked on Debian with IceWeasel(FireFox), but not my preferred Konqueror.

This year, I had to use my wife's iMac because the login screen wouldn't let me in on my Debian machine. Afterwards, I learned (and confirmed) that after the initial check, TurboTax online worked fine with FireFox/Linux - you just have to go directly to the link after the browser test to bypass it.

I believe Intuit is intentionally being hostile to Linux, either because they have an agreement with Microsoft or because they too are a proprietary software company, and they do not want Free/Open software to take over. Last I tried searching Intuit's help for "linux", there were 0 hits, compared to thousands for either "windows" or "macintosh". I could understand if "linux" returned a meager number of matches, but I don't think that a total absence can be explained by anything other than a policy decision never to mention "linux".

#

Return to Filing US federal taxes under Linux