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H&R Block

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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2015
  • Total Downloads:
    10,203
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 08, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    17
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #2 in Tax Software

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Editors' Review

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If you own your home or have some investments, H&R Block's Deluxe online filing service delivers the convenience of eFiling with expert guidance, and for a surprisingly affordable (and recently discounted) price. The Deluxe option has everything offered in the Free and Basic options plus help with your home mortgage, investments, dividends, and charitable deductions. You can also file your state taxes for an additional fee. You don't have to file (or pay) until you're satisfied and H&R Block guarantees its arithmetic, too. The Deluxe tool lets you import previous filing data from TurboTax, TaxACT, and other services.

If you've ever shopped for a cell phone online, H&R Block's Web site will have a familiar look and feel. You have four choices: Free, Basic, Deluxe, and Premium. We clicked the Deluxe tool and proceeded to the log-on page to access the secure site. You can try the services for free without creating an account, but you can't store returns online or access support until you have an account. The step-by-step tax prep process includes plenty of options for seeking answers to questions -- most of which have already been asked. Limits on session times prompted timeout warnings, but that's for your safety.

When eFiling began, you could only file the easiest tax returns with the help of expensive software. Today you can account for interest income, mortgage deductions, and other critical tax breaks with H&R Block's Deluxe tax service.

 
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1 stars

"H&R Block Software Glitches Continue for Yet another Ye"

March 16, 2016  |  By DRDON101

2016-03-16 21:32:27  |  By DRDON101

 |  Version: H&R Block 2015

Pros

It does the basics, and the e-filing is free

Cons

Major software glitch problems are not solved -- see below for specifics

Summary

After years of software glitches, the 2015 H&R Block Tax software problems continue. Here are two specific problems that could not be solved despite taking every step possible via web searches, using the software HELP function, calling their help line, etc.

1-The H&R Block tax software on my desktop would NOT work with my desktop firewall, and despite following every step recommended by H&R Block, nothing worked to solve the firewall block. I finally had to move all of the tax info from my desktop to my laptop to solve the problem so that I could file my return. That was a big hassle that needs to be solved by H&R Block by working with the major internet security software companies, and by providing explicit and accurate information to solve firewall problems as a part of the software help menu.

2-I called H&R Block about a problem that has occurred for a second straight year. Specifically, HR Block rather aggressively touts its H&R Block Refund Bonus offer for refunds to be issued as an Amazon electronic gift cards with a 10% bonus. This sounds like a great selling point until you actually try to select the gift card option. Here's the problem: Choosing the Amazon e-card option blocked allocating part of my refund to purchase US Treasury Series Savings Bonds, and using the Form 8888 to buy the I-bonds blocked the Amazon electronic gift card purchase.

I tried multiple times for nearly an hour to accomplish the dual

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher HRB Digital
Publisher web site http://www.hrblock.com/
Release Date January 08, 2015
Date Added January 08, 2015
Version 2015
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Tax Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Webware
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 10,203
Downloads Last Week 17
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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