Practical Tax is an application for Accountants and others returning taxation forms. Currently support is included for the United States Federal Taxation system only. ( Plans are in place to support others )
Tenforty is a standalone version of Practical Tax, being developed specifically for use with the United States Taxation System's form "1040". Project TenForty is Open Source Software and is released under the Gnu General Purpose License. (GPL) Care has been taken to ensure that all stages of the process are transparent and free of licensing limitations or restrictions.
Tenforty is written to run on all common computing Platforms. These include BeOs, Linux, Free-BSD, Win98+, most Mac and OSX systems.
Currently Perl is used as the primary language. If you can install and run a Perl script Tenforty should work on your system. See the Install Pages for further details and links.
Tenforty is a new project that is still in active design and development. It does however have a History and working antecedents.. At the moment these and Tenforty are all held under the Umbrella Organization called : LinuxTax.com . A meta-project if you like.
We are always willing to welcome new developers and contributors to this project or any of the others at Linuxtax. Please see the developers pages for information and directions. If you have some experience with any of: Perl, PHP, XML, Postscript or PDF file formats, we are particularly keen to hear from you :)
Details of other contacts, mailing lists, and resources are available on the " Using SourceForge " pages.
Tenforty is the child of a program called Practical Tax which was written by Jay Scherrer and Henry Osokogu . Practical Tax was in turn inspired by a program called PTAX written by Lisa Koch who in her turn was inspired by an application called AmTax .... Such are the ways of Software Development ......
To quote Jay in the Practical Tax Readme:Jay Scherrer 2001