[RndTbl] run windows tax software in Linux!

Bradford Vokey brad at fsi.ca
Sun Apr 25 08:17:19 CDT 2021

Unfortunately, StudioTax is no longer free.


But $15 is still very reasonable.

Bradford C. Vokey

Manitoba UNIX User Group

On 2021-04-25 4:23 a.m., Trevor Cordes wrote:
> Maybe not in time for many people (assuming on-time filing), but perhaps
> useful for the future:
> After much messing around, I got StudioTax personal tax software to run on
> Linux using Wine!  Better, yet, I also got it running in Wine in firejail
> to keep the Windows software jailed up unable to misbehave.
> StudioTax is 100% free (as in beer, but not as in FLOSS) Canadian personal
> (and sm.bus sole prop. non-T2 business) tax software (donation-ware). Brad
> & I have been using them for years, ever since CoolTax stopped.  If you're
> half decent at accounting and taxes, forget for-pay QuickTax/TurboTax!
> It's a bit trickier than most other Windows software on Wine because it
> requires .NET 4.5 and .NET needs quite a few tricks to work in Wine and
> firejail (ugh).
> I'm having lots of fun with wine/dosbox (and firejail!) lately and I've
> *nearly* gotten to the point where I do not require a Windbloze box
> anymore.  Just an ancient Quickbooks (should be easy) and EAC (maybe not
> so much) to go and I may just turn my Windbloze box off for good!
> -- Trevor - taking MUUGers' I-use-Windows-as-my-desktop excuses away, 1
> exe at a time
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