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  1. This was on a flash sale for twenty bucks and Turbo Tax is almost three times that this year. I’ve been a faithful TT user for 20+ years but they have gotten out of line with pricing. So I thought, for the price I’d at least try the H&R product. First, it found, and read, my TT 2016 return with no prompting from me whatsoever. Then, it proceeded to walk me through the interview, much as TT does. Put in all my preliminary information (updates will becoming throughout January so preliminary is all you can do at the moment but it does help with last minute tax planning), calculated just fine. Won’t download state yet, Arizona not ready, probably none of the states are yet.I don’t have particularly complicated tax return – retired, some active and passive investment income but nothing exotic, annuities, interest, etc.. Been defaulting to the standard deduction for five years now, this year is no different. On the surface, this is just as good as TT although will have to see how the e-filing goes (anticipating no problems). Now my tax software of choice, goodbye TT, enjoy your ever shrinking customer base due to pricing and attitude.

  2. I’ve started using H&R Block tax software 2-years ago. Previously, I’ve been using TT, and stopped when they wanted to charge everyone for the forms most used/needed, which previously were free.Pretty much, tax software is tax software…It’s all basically the same, just different looks, but the functionality is pretty much the same.I like using H&R Block Deluxe, and have had zero issues over the last 2-years.Simple to install, simple to use.Highly Recommended!

  3. Ordered this product to run through some 2017 tax situations with IRA Distributions to max out income in 2017, with the minimum tax paid, before the new laws go into effect. I am experienced enough to file taxes with only a guide book. However I spent 5 hours trying to add IRA, and Roth IRA, distributions to to a baseline return I wanted to use for a baseline in 2017 tax situations. Unfortunately this software doesen’t know how to do IRA distributions. It just goes into endless loops treating the distributions as W2 earnings. I have used H & R block software in 2010. It worked fairly well at that time. This version has issues and is useless for my use at the present time. Hopefully the problems with this software will be worked out in the next update which is scheduled for January.

  4. I’ve been using H&R Block software to do our taxes for several years now. Prior to that, I used TurboTax but switched to H&R because it’s substantially cheaper and provides everything I need. I had no issues installing the software or getting updates. The interview questions make it easy to enter all the necessary information and help you figure out what applies to you. Our return isn’t incredibly complicated and I have some education in preparing tax returns so I feel comfortable in double checking what the software calculates and I’ve never found any errors or missed deductions.The e-file process is quick and easy. My only wish is that instead of including 5 federal e-files, they would include fewer federal e-files and 1 state e-file. The fee to e-file the state return is too high so I print out my state return and use it to guide me through e-filing directly on my state’s website. It means I have to enter our information again into another program, but this way it’s free and I don’t have to wait the extra time for a refund from a paper return. Plus, the KS e-file website is confusing and isn’t clear about what applies to you. I rely on the H&R calculation to help make sure I don’t miss anything.I did not take advantage of the Amazon refund bonus this year. I did last year, and it was a total nightmare. I didn’t receive my gift card on time and it took several calls to customer service to get it straightened out. The initial customer service agents couldn’t provide any specific information about the status of my gift card and my problem had to be escalated to another department before I received any help. I do not recommend taking the Amazon refund bonus especially since they lowered the bonus amount this year. It’s simply not worth the headache.I always buy this software on sale as a deal of the day or lightning deal and it’s a great value at that price. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to prepare their own taxes.

  5. I did taxes professionally on the side for many years, and have watched the progression of Tax Prep software. I purchase the basic, which I believe would be perfect for a majority of Taxpayers. Cheap too. Our return includes Employment income. Small business income and Farm income.

  6. Big change from past years! Previously, I was able to import stock trading information from my Charles Schwab account. H&R Block has seen fit to remove this feature. Apparently, they want to force me to upgrade to a more expensive version. Their „Help“ line consists of listening to elevator music and promotions until you finally give up, after an hour or two. I’ve become increasingly disgusted with H&R Block’s software over the previous few years , as their product has deteriorated, and become more awkward to use, even for experienced users. The IRS permits anyone to file with them on-line. It appears that will be my choice for future years. If I’m to be frustrated and angry, at least I’m not paying for the privilege of it.Their „help“ line is nothing more than a call center. Those poor folks (not H&R Block employees) have no way of providing feedback to the company. They are nothing more than a phone number for you to call, so that you don’t feel that you’ve been ignored, though you have actually been ignored. H&R Block doesn’t care about your problems. They care only about your credit card number.For H&R Block: „Go straight to Hell, do not pass Go, do not collect $200.“

  7. I have used most major tax software packages. For the last few years I have used TaxAct, which gets the job done, but is now way overpriced considering its flaws and limitations. For that reason, I decided to give H&R Block a try. It works, but is bare bones and, for this year (the 2017 product) at least, had a MAJOR BUG that cost me many hours of pain. I purchased the CD version of the product from Amazon and installed it before the end of 2017 to get a head start on my taxes and help with last minute tax planning. While it claims to import from other products, it really does not. It was able to read a PDF file of last years return, but the information it gathered was sparse and some of the important data was just plain wrong (2016 AGI, for example). It did not import any of my carryover information, so I had to go back to several years returns to re-enter depreciation data. The biggest problem started when I finished my return in February 2018 and submitted the E-file. The program’s pre-file audit found no issues and happily submitted the E-file. The next day, I checked my email only to find the E-file was rejected by the IRS due to a missing 8965 form, which is used for Obamacare exemptions. Going back to the program, I could not find anything wrong. The 8965 form looked OK, but I noticed the program was not including it in the official printed copy either. Nothing I could do would cause the form to print with the official return. I called H&R block support, which was very frustrating. I was on the phone for hours, being forwarded numerous times, often going in circles, being forwarded back to the same person I talked with before. The customer service reps knew little to nothing about taxes – nobody even knew what an 8965 form was. I patiently worked with them, but after hours of no results, I gave up. I subsequently experimented with the program to find some way to make it include the 8965 form in the final return and eventually discovered the problem was in the data file itself. One customer service rep vaguely indicated that they were having some problems with the software that was purchased from 3rd party vendors, such as Amazon, but at the time that did not make sense since the version I was using was the most recent downloaded directly form H&R block. However, that was actually the clue to the problem, although I had to discover this myself. Turns out, it was not the software I was using, but the data file created by the original version of the software. Once I re-entered all the data into a new file from scratch (a time consuming process due to the complexity of my return), it started working properly.Positives:1. Overall I like the user interface. It is easy to navigate, but does need some refinement.2. The calculations were accurate, even after making changes to individual forms. This may seem like a given, but my previous TaxAct software would sometimes miscalculate things if I made changes directly on the forms.Negatives:1. It is sometimes difficult to find the original source for a form entry. You can right-click on an entry and select “Jump to Related”, but that is often not the original entry and there is no way to find the original entry except by manually searching the other forms and worksheets.2. When trying to find a specific W2 or 1099 form, there is a drop-down box that simply says “Copy 1”, “Copy 2”, etc. You must open each copy until you find the one you want.3. Guided help is very basic. It does not provide much information and does not make suggestions that may help reduce your taxes. For instance, it did not suggest making additional IRA deductions.4. Import of last years data from a PDF copy was sparse and inaccurate.5. The incompatibility of the preliminary data file with the final version of the data file along with the fact that H&R Block’s technical support did not even know this was a problem.

  8. There! That chore is done for another year… This year I got another earlier-than-usual start on filing my Federal and state income tax returns. As I have done for the past eight years, I used H&R Block Tax Software Premium Edition. This is my preferred tax software because it fills my needs completely, and is easy for me to use and understand (especially given the inherent complexity and difficulty involved in filing any U.S. tax return.)I especially like the H&R Block Tax Software Premium Edition 2017 because it uses a relatively simple question-and-answer interview technique that allows me to insert my data into simple on-screen forms. The program, in turn, transcribes my data onto the appropriate electronic IRS forms. The interview questions are all presented in simple, straightforward language. The program includes a comprehensive, context-based help system that explains nearly every possible situation I might face while preparing my return. There are also links to various IRS publications for return preparers who may need to refer to them.This year, it took me about six hours to complete both my Federal and state returns – which is actually a bit less time than the past few years, taking into consideration I am now fully retired. It’s still a relatively short time, considering the complexity of my returns and the large volume of data I must input into the program. My H&R Block Tax Software Premium Edition 2017 took me through the entire interview process, and after I completed my returns, it automatically checked my work for errors and potential “red flags.”Bottom line: by using H&R Block Tax Software Premium Edition 2017, I was able to make sure that my returns were completely accurate, and my tax refunds were the largest possible allowed by law. Highly recommended.

  9. Preparing your taxes isn’t much fun. H&R Block takes the very complex tax code and simplifies the process with a set of easy to follow questions. If you have all the necessary tax forms ready, entering the data is relatively easy and the program will enter this data on the correct form and the correct place and do all calculations. This version assumes you do not have a complex tax situation. There are other versions that handle more complex situations. If you do not feel comfortable doing your own taxes it’s best to use a tax specialist and or accountant.I’ve used the H&R Block program for the last 15 years and it always provides an accurate tax statement as long as the figures are accurately entered. The benefit of using a tax program over an accountant is you learn a little about the complex tax code and discover things you may not know that could help in lowering your taxes now or in the future. Each year your basic information is stored so only your new W2 and/or additional earnings and expenses for the year are entered and all the necessary forms and taxes are prepared on the correct forms.You can efile which is included and or mail in your tax forms with payment. The program is very inexpensive and is a true bargain for what it offers.

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