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Submission + - Australia's e-Tax is Windows only. (ato.gov.au)

Oscar_Wilde writes: "Another financial year is over and for Mac and Linux users downunder it's time to get a a pen and paper and start filling out forms. Meanwhile, Windows users can lodge their taxes online and get faster processing on returns.

The Australian Tax Office's e-Tax program is Windows only. However, they do helpfully tell us that Mac users can run the software using an old emulator (Virtual PC 7) which wont run on Intel Macs (all of them since 2006) under the previous version of OS X. No advice at all is offered to Linux users.

This was last covered on Slashdot in 2005 and lots has changed since then... But only outside the Tax Office. Development of a replacement version continues with all the speed and efficiency of a government bureaucracy and seems just as far off as it ever did. Comments about the glacially slow progress may be made via the Tax Office's website.

On the right side, the cost of a Windows license, Virtual PC license and an old Mac are apparently all tax deductible if you purchase then for the purpose of managing you taxes."

Government

Submission + - Asutralia's e-Tax is still Windows only. (ato.gov.au)

Oscar_Wilde writes: "Another financial year is over and for Mac and Linux users downunder it's time to get a a pen and paper while Windows users lodge their taxes online and get faster processing on returns. The Australian Tax Office helpfully tells us that we can run the software using an old emulator (Virtual PC 7) which wont run on Intel Macs (all of them since 2006) under the previous version of OS X.

This was last covered on Slashdot in 2005 and lots has changed since then... But only outside the Tax Office. Development of a replacement version continues with all the speed and efficiency of a government bureaucracy and seems just as far off as it ever did. Comments about the glacially slow progress may be made via the Tax Office's website.

On the right side, the cost of a Windows license, Virtual PC license and an old Mac are apparently all tax deductible if you purchase then for the purpose of managing you taxes."

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