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Re: [vox-tech] california taxes online
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Re: [vox-tech] california taxes online



You might try submitting your experience as a Slashdot
article.  Sounds like the kind of thing they like to
publish.

-- Rod

On Tuesday 01 April 2003 10:51 am, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> bleah.   i was able to enter all the information, but the "e-file your
> return" link doesn't work.   at least the form wasn't as long as the
> federal.   :)
>
> i ran tcpdump to see if it might be a firewall issue, as in, perhaps it
> did something wierd and didn't go over port 80, but no dice.  no packets
> are sent when ever i try to send the form.
>
> that totally sucks.  i'd be willing to bet that california has one of
> the highest linux user densities in the country, and it totally SUCKS
> that we're excluded from using the california tax franchise's online
> filing.   grrrr....
>
> pete
>
>
> begin Peter Jay Salzman <p@dirac.org>
>
> > on page 9 there seems to be a "e-file your return" link.  click the link
> > and it complains that i didn't fill out my name (i didn't fill out
> > anything.  guess it checks the name field first).
> >
> > it seems like it would work...   guess i'll find out in a bit.  :)
> >
> > pete
> >
> >
> > begin Stephen M. Helms <smh@silkie.org>
> >
> > > Hello Pete,
> > >
> > > I can open and edit a form with the Acrobat Reader v5.05.  The only
> > > problem is that you cannot save the edited form without the full
> > > version of Acrobat.  So, I am not sure how helpful this will be.  If
> > > you can type it all in correct the first time and then print it, I
> > > guess it would be ok.  I am just not sure how you would file it
> > > electronically.
> > >
> > > Stephen
> > >
> > > Quoting Peter Jay Salzman <p@dirac.org>:
> > > > california online tax filing begins here:
> > > >
> > > >    http://www.ftb.ca.gov/online/2EZ/Index.asp
> > > >
> > > > they say that acrobat reader 5.0 is required.  it appears that
> > > > version 5.0 is not available for linux.
> > > >
> > > > if i'm right, linux users cannot file their taxes electronically in
> > > > california.
> > > >
> > > > i was able to download the form "begin your return"
> > > >
> > > >    http://efile.ftb.ca.gov/2ez/ez.pdf?2002_29443
> > > >
> > > > and view it with xpdf, but i assume there's some kind of form
> > > > interface
> > > > built into acrobat reader 5.0 that's not available with 4.0 (or
> > > > xpdf).
> > > >
> > > > has anybody been able to get this to work on linux?
> > > >
> > > > pete

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