[ILUG] Revenue on Line Service - Tax returns Only Windows or
horkana at maths.tcd.ie
Tue Oct 19 14:26:38 IST 2004
On Tue, 19 Oct 2004, Ciaran Mulloy wrote:
> Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2004 13:50:02 +0100
> From: Ciaran Mulloy <cmulloy at esatclear.ie>
> To: Irish list <ilug at linux.ie>
> Subject: [ILUG] Revenue on Line Service - Tax returns Only Windows or Mac
> I recently tried to use the Revenue on Line serivce (ROS) to be told that it
> only supports Windows or Mac. http://www.ros.ie/info/faq_systemreq.html
> It seems a little extreme to have to buy another operating system in order to
> file one's taxes (doing it is unpleasant enough!).
> I was told by the Revenue people that there wasn't enough demand for the
> Is this a burning issue for anyone else?
An alternative approach might be to try and track down the actual problems
and complain about the lack of Accessibility as it is often the easiest
way to get a system that will serve all users.
The FAQ seems to only imply that they have not had the chance to test
against Linux but that it does work with both Internet Exploder and
>From the requirements page it looks like Java would be the only real
sticking point, and although it might be awkward I dont see any reason in
principle why the system wouldn't work with Linux.
(No problems here, I can even see the Revenue logo test applet on the
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