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#1 pdilly


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 06:15 PM

Got a seven year old laptop with WinXP Home. Tried Linux and quit cause could not use TurboTax.

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#2 Condobloke


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 08:00 PM

G'day pdilly, and :welcome: to BC.


I found this info in turbo tax's site...


There are no planned changes to the TurboTax products that would affect linux for 2014. Linux is not on our radar given it's very small adoption. If you want full compatibility with the TurboTax products, I'd suggest you use a browser to access the TurboTax Online services. 

Bob Meighan, VP, TurboTax 




I can tell you that I successfully filed my Fed and State returns using Turbo Tax Online running CHROME on my Linux Xubuntu machine. 

At first Turbo didn't recognize my CHROME installation, and asked if I wanted to download / install one of their supported browsers. Instead, I clicked on 'No Thanks, I'll use what I have' .  


It worked flawlessly with the Chrome installation I already had.


Hope this helps....if it doesnt we have a dedicated Linux area.....located HERE    just open a new topic there...tell the story....what version of linux etc etc...be sure to click on "follow this topic" on the topic page you start so that email answers will make their way to your Inbox......and sit back and wait. There is an absolute wheelbarrow full of brain power there that will sort it out for you.....and i suspect that the answer may be as simple as accessing turbo through a browser in linux....but I will leave that to the experts in that area.


good luck



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