Your Open Source Solution to Tax Time
April 15, 2008: TaxGeek07.04
has been released to address certain usability issues
(yes, you may now validate your SSNs) and deal with the ever troublesome Schedule D.
This release supercedes all prior releases for tax year 07.
April 8, 2008: tg07.03.patch2 has been issued to address various issues with
TaxGeek07.03. Please first download TaxGeek07.03. Install it, and then download and
apply and patch. This supercedes tg07.03.patch1.
March 27, 2008: TaxGeek07.03 has been released as a bugfix release to TaxGeek07.02.
Major changes include better support for overrides on Form 1040, a config.sh script
that is more robust, and improvements to Form 2441. New users or individuals with
config.sh errors should download this version, whereas other users of TaxGeek07.02 can
download the patch
which is the equivalent. Thanks to all testers
(especially crowbert and trousermonkey) for their hard work.
TaxGeek is a Mozilla-based US income tax program that includes Form 1040, Schedules A,
B, C, C-EZ, D, E, K-1 (1065), R, and many other forms (see list below). Most of the
forms that are not directly supported are included as context-sensitive links to PDFs
on the IRS website. TaxGeek will do many of the calculations required in filing your
income tax and print the results to PDF format. E-Filing is not supported at this time.
It can use tax-tables, tax-formula, and the qualified dividends and
capital gains methods. It has many of the supporting worksheets for 1040
implemented and working and many of the supporting worksheets for
schedules and forms that are supported.
The TaxGeek UI is based on the IRS forms only, and in that sense
it is not user friendly as the interview-based tax programs. However,
because of its calculation ability and the context sensitive forms, it
should still be many times easier to use than doing taxes by hand or
TaxGeek was written in response to the demand for an Open Sourced
US Federal Income Tax program that works on GNU/Linux based computers.
It is by no means complete, but may serve to help you file your 2007
income taxes if your life is not *too* complicated. Plans are in the
works to release a 2008 version next year and to possibly create state
versions (at least PA - cause that's where I live). ABSOLUTELY NO GUARANTEES
ARE OFFERED. If you have a ton of money riding on finding all the right
loopholes and getting everything 100% perfect, buy a tax program or
use an accountant. However, if you'd like to alpha test this, be my guest