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Few Linux, FOSS alternatives at tax time: 03.24.06

Posted by wimac in *nix.

Linux users and open source fans have few options when it comes to computerized filing of their federal and state income taxes in the United States. Many electronic filers have security and data-loss concerns about filing with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or through tax service vendors. One open source alternative for filers in a few states is Open Tax Solver (OTS), and another possible future option is just emerging. These recent projects leave little choice for FOSS users, but at least make filing with open source software or a Linux machine possible.

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