A new GUI for OTS was posted for downloading. The new GUI, ots_gui2, is based on Gtk, which offers an improved look and feel. It is now set as the default user interface in the regular OTS distribution package for Linux and Microsoft users. The older GUI is still included in case there are any problems.
Also, a user feedback survey was added to the webpage. Please enter your feedback to help guide further improvements to OTS.... read more
The initial updated version of OTS for the 2013 Tax Year has been
released and is now available for downloading. As in prior years, this
version contains programs for US 1040 with Schedules A, B, C, D, and
with the 8829 and 8849 forms. It also contains updated State versions
for California, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio,
Virginia, New York, and Massachusetts. Pre-compiled versions for Linux,
MacOSx, and MS-Windows were posted, along with source-code.
OTS Updates for 2012 Released
The initial updated version of OTS for the 2012 tax year is released. It contains US1040, with schedules A, B, C, D, and forms 8829 and 8849. It also contains updated State Tax versions for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, and Virginia. Pre-compiled versions for Linux, and MS-Windows were posted, along with source-code.
OTS 9.02 includes a fix to the AMT worksheet line 39 calculation, as reported by Daniel L. Thanks!!
Some minor improvements were added to some of the form comment fields to help prompting how to fill out forms.
A link was added to the OTS home-page to a PDF form-filler utility project submitted by Dave bender.
OTS 9.01 includes a fix line 42 of the Fed 1040, as well as additional work-sheet printouts. Some further improvements were made to the GUI appearance and some additional comments were added on the 1040 forms.
The initial updated version of OTS for the 2011 tax year is released. It contains US1040, with schedules A, B, C, D, form 8829, and the new 8849 forms. It also contains updated State Tax versions for California, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Virgina. Precompiled versions for Linux, MS-Windows, and MacOSX were posted, along with source-code. This year's version includes several improvements such as, better worksheet coverage and printouts, as well as additional checks for filing requirements.
Version 8.05 includes enhancements to the US-1040 Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) worksheet 6251 with added comments on AMT form 6251 lines 6-27. These changes will not affect many filers, but will be convenient for those with suitable situations.
Update 8.04 adds Schedule-M calculations to the US-1040. It also includes a fix to the final line of NJ State form in the case of owed taxes.
The OTS GUI now quotes file-names containing spaces, so they are handled properly.
OTS update 8.03 includes a fix for NY State Tax program when importing federal 1040 data, to read line 9 instead of 9b. It also includes a minor improvement in the GUI for reminding users to save form data, if changed.
State tax versions were updated for NY and Mass for 2010 taxes. The complete v8.02 package now contains US1040 with schedules A, B, C, D, and L, as well as state versions for CA, NC, OH, NJ, VA, PA, NY, and MA.
The GUI was further improved. A convenient results viewer now automatically pops up a window displaying the results file. A file-browser button is added to forms which can import data from other forms. ... read more
The initial updated version of OTS for the 2010 tax year was released. It contains US1040, with schedules A, B, C, D, and L. Also contains updated versions for States CA, VA, OH, NC, NJ, and PA. Some further improvements were made to the GUI. Updates for MA and NY will be posted soon. Precompiled versions for Linux, MS-Windows, and MacOSX were posted, along with source-code.
A pay-check withholding calculator has been added to the OpenTaxSolver (OTS) project. It helps adjust your paycheck tax withholding deduction amounts during the current year, to avoid over or under withholding. A webpage and download files were posted with source-code and executables for several platforms.
The look of GUI front panel buttons were improved. Improvements were also made in the printouts for US1040 Schedules D and D1, due to suggestions from K. Malich. The 2009 package is stable and ready for usage. It contains the US 1040 with Schedules A, B, C, and D, as well as State taxes for CA, NY, PA, NJ, OH, NC, VA, and MA.
Updated 2009 State Tax forms of OTS for Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, and Massachusetts were posted. The complete download package also contains State Tax coverage for California, New York, Pennslyvania, and New Jersey, as well as an updated US 1040 with Schedules A, B, C, and D. Starting this year, there is a precompiled download package for Apple Macintosh (Mac) OSx, in addition to those for Linux and MS-Windows PCs.
Updated versions of OTS for California, New York, Pennslyvania, and New Jersey Start Forms have been posted. This version also contains the US 1040 programs and forms, all updated for the 2009 tax year. New this year, ... precompiled downloads have been added for Apple Macintosh (Mac) OSx. As in the past, precompiled downloads are also available for Linux and MS-Windows PCs. Updated State Tax versions will be added shortly for VA, NC, OH, and MA.
An initial update of OTS for the 2009 tax year was released.
This version contains the US 1040 programs and forms for 2009.
Updated State Tax versions will be added in subsequent releases later this month.
Further improvements were made to the OpenTaxSolver GUI, thanks to comments and suggestions from several users. Some comments were fixed in the US and CA templates. A check was added in the AMT calculation. A new form, 8829 for business taxes, was contributed. Enhancements were made to the Make files.
Some minor improvements were made to the OTS GUI. A small line-number update was made on the NJ State version.
Updated State Tax solvers were added for Virgina, New York, and Massachusetts for the 2008 tax year. The release also contains the US Federal and State tax versions for CA, PA, OH, NJ, and NC which had been previously updated.
State Tax solvers were added for PA, OH, NJ, and NC all updated for 2008 tax year. The release also contains the US Fed and CA solvers which had been previously updated.
The initial updates of OTS for the 2008 tax year have been released for the US Federal and California State forms. More State forms will be updated and released soon.
Minor updates to US1040 included the adding of more worksheet printouts, and AMT and Schedule-A (line 29) calculations were updated.
All OTS programs were switched to use double-precision variables, to ensure accuracy for all number-ranges.
The Massachusetts State tax program was updated for the 2007 tax year.
Presently, all the US Fed 1040 with Scheds A,B,C,D, and States Ca, Pa, NY, NJ, NC, Oh, VA, and MA, have been updated for 2007. All are believed stable and ready for use.
For US-1040, updated Sched-A bt adding new line-13 and shifted lines beyond. Added new routines to handle Fed AMT Form 6251 detailed calculations.
Also added additional printouts for several worksheets.
Updated State Taxes for NY to 2007 tax-year.
Updated US-1040 tax-function for Mairied-filing jointly.
Unified to common zip distribution package for all platforms. Now contains pre-compiled executables for both Linux and MS-Win PCs.