[clug] Light at the end of the Tax Return tunnel

Steven Hanley sjh at svana.org
Sat Jul 14 07:29:44 GMT 2007

On Sat, Jul 14, 2007 at 09:12:47AM +0200, Kim Holburn wrote:
> I notice that the page has the real reason why they are redeveloping  
> etax - it has problems under vista.  It tries to install itself on  
> the root directory of your C drive and it tries to store all it's  
> data in the applications directory.  Bad security.  Perhaps they'll  
> do better next time but I'm not holding my breath.

Since I saw how well the census was done as a web app I have been wishing
the ATO could do a similar job with the etax so it could all just work from
any web browser.

The item Michael pasted from their web page makes it sound like they will
make it run under a Mac with the Windows environment booted in a window.

	See You

> On 2007/Jul/14, at 8:50 AM, Mike Carden wrote:
> >Sitting down to do my tax return. Reading through the paper version,
> >sighing and wishing for an online one that doesn't demand I use
> >Windows. Idly bring up the Australian Tax Office web site, and on this
> >page (Titled - Information about other operating systems and
> >browsers):
> >
> >http://ato.gov.au/individuals/content.asp?doc=/content/73931.htm
> >
> >I found this quote:
> >
> >"We are redeveloping e-tax to make it compatible with any computer
> >system that has internet access. We will test this with a small group
> >of users in 2008, aiming to make it available more broadly in future
> >years ? pending the success of the trials."
> >
> >The page mentions MacOS running Windows in a virtualised environment
> >as an example of (an)other operating system.
> >
> >Allah be praised, in just a few years I'll be able to do eTax on a
> >Linux machine. I guess I'll be running Moldy Mongoose by then.
> >
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but a lesson must be lived, in order to be learned
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that is what i've earned
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