[PLUG] ITR e-filing on Linux

Shridhar Daithankar ghodechhap at ghodechhap.net
Thu May 27 10:45:59 PDT 2010


On Thursday 27 May 2010 18:49:20 Mayuresh wrote:
> Income tax department provides MS Excel based software (Excel sheets) for
> preparing income tax returns on this page:
> 
> https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/portal/individual_huf.do
> 
> They state MS Excel as a system requirement for using this.
> 
> If anyone has tried/succeeded in e-filing returns using this software on
> Linux (using Openoffice / otherwise) please do post your experience.
> 
> I could see that the file seems to open fine in oocalc and I could also
> enable Macros which were disabled by default. Worry is more about
> following aspects:
> 
> - Functioning of all macros properly (non-working of some of which may
>   cause data integrity issues. Worse if such issues are hard to notice.)
> - Generation of a "valid" xml file that will be loadable correctly on
>   e-filing website.

Not entirely orthogonal and OT but this may be of some interest of FOSS lovers

http://www.taxguru.in/government-policy/draft-policy-on-open-standards-for-e-
governance-available-for-public-feedback-public-review-closes-on-3rd-
june-2010.html
-- 
Regards 
 Shridhar



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