International Income Tax Info

John Ralls jralls at
Fri Sep 27 00:15:14 EDT 2013

On Sep 26, 2013, at 8:55 PM, Tommy Trussell <tommy.trussell at> wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 3:01 PM, Carsten Rinke <carsten.rinke at> wrote:
>> 4. I am not familiar with the US tax system, but the the current dialog
>> seems to be TXF focussed, and I wonder how much this is related to paper
>> form based tax declarations. I would prefer a dialog that is structured
>> more in analogy to the old school paper form declarations like
>> 1. choose a form from a set of forms given for a certain type of tax
>> declaration (here: income tax)
>> 2. choose the line in this form to be filled in
>> 3. choose the column to be filled in (if applicable, e.g. column for
>> "husband" or "wife")
>> 4. choose the accounts that are relevant for the selected field
> If I recall the TXF data format *IS* based on the US tax forms. TXF was
> created as an interchange format to exchange data between the folks who
> created online tax forms and the folks who want to get or send the data
> between those forms and other systems.

Close. It was invented by Intuit [1] to transfer tax data between their Quicken personal finance program
and their TurboTax income tax program; it was later expanded to also transfer data from licensed 
financial institutions to TurboTax. 

John Ralls


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