I'm looking for something like TaxCut or TurboTax but I can't find indications that they run on Linux. I still have a Windows machine somewhere but I'd rather not have to dig it out. I am willing to pay for software as long as it's not to crazy a price.

Does something like that exist?

Edit: Another requirement is that it must be a local program (so I can archive both the software and the data).

  • do none of the web based options meet your needs?
    – user4127
    Commented Jan 11, 2012 at 15:31
  • No. Anything on-line is out.
    – BCS
    Commented Jan 11, 2012 at 15:41
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    Isn't there software to run window applications on Linux? I thought Wine was one. Commented Jan 11, 2012 at 16:13
  • @JoeTaxpayer mere seconds you beat me by! It's much more complicated but have you thought about trying winehq.org to run native windows applications on your linux box?
    – Pablitorun
    Commented Jan 11, 2012 at 16:13
  • ha. I've written long answers onlt to see "new answer posted" pop up, and it's similar. I know of, but never used, Wine. Commented Jan 11, 2012 at 16:54

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TurboTax online works via Firefox (i.e. it is a cloud-based service.) I don't think any downloaded software is available directly for Linux.

  • I added this before BCS's comment about needing to be local. I am going to leave this up for now.
    – Pablitorun
    Commented Jan 11, 2012 at 16:12
  • +1 but not for me. Also, I'd actually rather pay for the software on a CD as that's easier to archive.
    – BCS
    Commented Jan 11, 2012 at 16:40
  • As of 2013, it seems TurboTax is arbitrarily blocks Linux users (tho it is not without workarounds).
    – Kazark
    Commented Mar 16, 2013 at 22:41

I used H&R Block this year 2013 to do my 2012 taxes and it was a snap! Ubuntu 12.10 with Firefox 20 and everything worked great! Although it is not listed as one of the "supported" platforms, Firefox breezed through the application without any problems. I used the deluxe version of H&R to calculate my mortgage and home business deductions, but I would guess any of the H&R versions work.

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    The post has the explicit requirement that excludes cloud/web online services.
    – yhw42
    Commented Apr 14, 2013 at 14:18

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