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I am filing tax report in US using Federal 1040 form. I was wondering if there is some software for tax report, with similar purpose as turbotax? Thanks and regards!

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You seem to be having a major issue with that Federal 1040 Form, my friend.

This time I can't give you a suggestion for this software-recommendation issue.

Turbotax (free edition), somehow, seems to be running perfectly in google-chrome (as it seems to be a browser based application). I just found a couple of warnings when I tried to register using google-chrome and they were about the suggestion of using a stable (non-beta) version of some browsers which includes Google-Chrome, Firefox and others.

Take a look at this screenshots and give it a try. Or please inform, if you are trying to run a windows application maybe you can find useful giving a try to install it through "wine".

Good luck!

Turbotax in chromium-browser:

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google-chrome or chromium-browser? google-chrome is not free ;) – Lekensteyn Apr 17 '11 at 9:33
The webpage screenshots were taken inside of google-chrome, the browser screenshots are chromium-browser. :) – Geppettvs D'Constanzo Apr 18 '11 at 15:22

OpenTaxSolver (Download Link)

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OpenTaxSolver (OTS) is a free program for calculating Tax Form entries and tax-owed or refund-due, such as Federal or State personal income taxes.

The updated version of OTS for the 2010 tax year has been posted. It contains the updated US 1040 with Schedules A, B, C, D, L, and -just added- M. It also contains the State Tax form updates for CA, VA, OH, NC, NJ, PA, NY, and MA. Some significant improvements were made to the GUI this year - namely, an automatic results viewer.

Instructions for running it

  • After Downloading the tar file extract it and then mark the file as executable (Heres how to do that) then double click and run it.
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