Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
No. of Recommendations: 0
Is anyone else having trouble downloading the California state component of Tax Cut 2008? Their on-line help agent said the California forms had not been released yet due to state budget problems, which we know is not true because the forms are right there on the FTB web site.
Print the post Back To Top
No. of Recommendations: 1
Another agent linked me to a document which said to disable firewalls. Turns out the problem was not with the firewall but with my anti-virus program (Kaspersky), which I disabled and was able to successfully download the California program.
Print the post Back To Top
No. of Recommendations: 0
Another agent linked me to a document which said to disable firewalls. Turns out the problem was not with the firewall but with my anti-virus program (Kaspersky), which I disabled and was able to successfully download the California program.

Makes me wonder what California is trying to track through their forms downloads (or what the purveyor of the forms is trying to track).

I assume, after the download and after you'd re-enabled your anti-virus package, you virus-checked that download.

Eric Hines
Print the post Back To Top
No. of Recommendations: 0
Is anyone else having trouble downloading the California state component of Tax Cut 2008? Their on-line help agent said the California forms had not been released yet due to state budget problems, which we know is not true because the forms are right there on the FTB web site.

TaxCut (and all of the other software vendors) cannot release their versions of the tax forms until the IRS or states have given their blessing that the forms the vendors create meet very specific standards. It is a far more complicated process than one might imagine. If the CA FTB hadn't finished evaluating TaxCut's submissions before the budget crisis, the release could be delayed. Remember, too, that the software vendor has to get all forms approved, not just the one or two you might be looking for. Some states will allow a "rolling" release as individual forms are approved. Some insist on a "blanket" release. All forms have to be approved before any are released.

Ira
Print the post Back To Top
No. of Recommendations: 0
TaxCut (and all of the other software vendors) cannot release their versions of the tax forms until the IRS or states have given their blessing that the forms the vendors create meet very specific standards. It is a far more complicated process than one might imagine. If the CA FTB hadn't finished evaluating TaxCut's submissions before the budget crisis, the release could be delayed. Remember, too, that the software vendor has to get all forms approved, not just the one or two you might be looking for. Some states will allow a "rolling" release as individual forms are approved. Some insist on a "blanket" release. All forms have to be approved before any are released.

In light of your later comment that it was an anti-virus issue, ignore the above.

Ira
Print the post Back To Top
No. of Recommendations: 0
I assume, after the download and after you'd re-enabled your anti-virus package, you virus-checked that download.

There's nothing to virus check. The program does all this downloading and updating behind the scenes and I suspect deletes any temporary files when finished. If my AV program saw something it didn't like when I had it enabled and tried to do this update, it would have alerted me, which it didn't.

Makes me wonder what California is trying to track through their forms downloads (or what the purveyor of the forms is trying to track).

It is suspicious. I should be able to do this update without disabling the AV, just as I can with so many other programs. It's not the state of California, BTW, it's H&R Block.
Print the post Back To Top
Advertisement