Product Added : January 23rd, 2013
Category : Software
"This Best Selling H&R Block At Home 2010 Deluxe Federal + State + eFile [Download] [OLD VERSION] Tends to SELL OUT VERY FAST! If this is a MUST HAVE product, be sure to Order Now to avoid disappointment!"
H&R Block At Home Deluxe
Ideal for Investors and Homeowners
The right choice for customers with more complex tax situations to easily complete their federal and state returns. Includes the H&R Block tax expertise your customers trust–plus our Maximum Refund Guarantee.
H&R Block At Home Deluxe includes everything your customers need to easily complete their federal and state taxes–with the tax expertise they trust. With an easy-to-use interface, H&R Block At Home Deluxe searches for hundreds of deductions to get customers the biggest refund. Ideal for homeowners and investors, the program includes personalized tax guidance and features available only from H&R Block, such as built-in expertise and audit support, expert advice from our community of tax specialists, an H&R Block enrolled agent to represent customers in the event of an audit, and, best of all, our Maximum Refund Guarantee.
Screenshot. View larger. Customized interview process to help customers easily complete their federal and state taxes. five free federal e-files. Personalized tax guidance for popular occupations and specific deductions, plus answers to FAQs. Audit support with guidance, plus an H&R Block enrolled agent to represent customers in the event of an audit. Included when they file a federal or state return. Guidance for reporting investments, dividends, home sales, and retirement income. Advice, tips, and planning tools for the upcoming year. Easily import data from W-2, 1099, and last year's return. Quickly import data from H&R Block At Home, TurboTax, and Quicken software. Maximum Refund Guarantee.
Why It's Best For You Personalized tax guidance Mortgage interest and charitable deduction maximizers Sale of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds Audit support from a tax professional Imports data from H&R Block At Home, TurboTax, and Quicken. Five FREE federal e-files included. One state program download included.
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Accurate Calculations Guarantee
We guarantee accurate calculations or we'll reimburse resulting IRS penalties and interest charges (limits apply).
Worry-free Audit Support
It's unlikely you'll receive an IRS tax audit. But if you do, free audit support and audit representation is part of our guarantee. Our audit support helps you understand why you're being audited and what kind of response to prepare. If you need representation, we can communicate on your behalf through an audit proceeding. Even if you're not an existing H&R Block client, we'll still guide you through an audit, no matter what time of year.
Maximum Refund Guarantee
Get the maximum refund you're entitled to or your tax return is free.
If you find another online tax preparation method that results in a larger refund (or smaller liability) than that calculated by the H&R Block At Home online tax program, we will refund the fees you paid us to use our online tax program to prepare that return. To qualify, the larger refund or smaller tax liability must not be due to differences in data supplied by you or positions taken on your return that are contrary to law.
Supports most tax forms
Some of the common IRS forms and schedules supported by H&R Block At Home Deluxe include: Form 1040A Individual Income Tax Return Form 1040EZ Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement Form 1098-E Student Loan Interest Form 1098-T Tuition Payment Form 1099-DIV Dividends and Distributions Income Form 1099-INT Interest Income Form 1099-MISC Miscellaneous Income Form 2441 Child and Dependent Care Credit Form 8863 Education Credits Form 8917 Tuition and Fees Deduction Schedule A Itemized Deductions Schedule B Interest and Dividends Schedule C Profit or Loss from Business Schedule C-EZ Net Profit from Business Schedule D/D1 Capital Gains and Losses/Additional Gains and Losses Schedule EIC Earned Income Credit Schedule E/E-2 Rents, Royalties, Partnerships, Etc. Schedule L Standard Deduction Schedule M Making Work Pay and Government Retiree Credit Schedule SE Self-Employment Tax And more!
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Downloading via Amazon is pretty smooth and painless. You can easily download it again later, even to a different computer if need be. Your authorization is stored in your account at amazon. You need to first install Amazon’s special Downloader software. That’s also fairly painless.
I’ve used H&R Block’s tax software every year since 2004. Always some annoyances, but most of it is excellent.
Price Dips: Below 25 buckss. Sometimes below 20. It went to 22.49 on Jan 12, 2011, for example. Amazon has always had the best price. There’s an “Online Price Alert” that will email you whenever this or any amazon product dips below your target price. Google it. It’s nicely done.
Unlimited number of tax returns: (family members, what-if copies of your return, etc.) I think TurboTax also lets you do this now, but in the past TurboTax pulled some real nasty tricks with licensing/copy protection, and they continue to charge 18-45% more than H&R Block.
It includes unlimited paper filings for one state ($ 19.95 extra per state e-file). So, I just file state returns on paper.
“Free” tax softwares like TaxAct might be the thing if your return is very simple, but their better versions are almost as expensive as H&R Block at low tide, and not as good.
The 2010 version is just like 2009. (I did a side-by-side run-through.)
Typical minor annoyances: (all carry-overs from 2009)
– Upgrade pitches: They weave it into the interview and make it sound as if “an upgrade to Premium is advised for your situation” even when it makes little or no sense for your situation. Sleazy.
– Unclear wording in a few places, although most wording is very clear and accurate.
– Copy…Paste from Interview screens: That would be handy at times. No can do. Can’t print them either. Only way I found is ALT + PrintScreen, then paste the graphic into Word or a paint program.
The only reason why I give this software 4 out of 5 stars is because I still think that tax software is not 100% reliable as speaking with a CPA or real live person who does your taxes. I do have a couple of questions and although the software does answer it to the best of its ability, I sometimes worry that I’m making a mistake or not doing my return correctly. It is always a risk I take and so far I have not had any problems with the IRS or any personal tax liability issues so I believe I’m doing my taxes correctly. It is just nice I had the option of a person reviewing my return just to make 100% sure.
One tip previously mentioned is to use an “online price alert” to get the lowest price on the software. I actually purchased it cheaper this year than last by using the alert.
Also, be sure to download updates for the program once you get it installed. I see from some of the reviews that this has been an issue for some people, but it is very easy to check for updates and download them. Usually major updates are released before the end of January, and yes, sometimes there are multiple updates needed. This is true with ANY software you use.
We used TurboTax ONCE and will never use it again. The H&R Block software is far superior, IMHO.
If you have trouble understanding a tax return in general, or have an extremely complicated return, then seeing a tax professional is probably the best idea for you. However, for those of us who have a very simple return (I have even used it with our business records and had no problem), this is the way to go!
The price point is good, especially compared with taking receipts to an accountant. That said, I don’t find it incredibly intuitive for any sort of real complicated tax issues.
If you need live advice, it’s available for an extra $20 fee. At some point, it becomes a better value to take it into a professional. But if you can swing it on your own without additional asssistance, this is the way to go.
Note that this does not include any state e-filing fees (only federal). This version includes federal e-filing for up to five federal returns. The next step up (premium) only include federal filing for one return, but it does include one of those $20 advice calls and some extra features. So be sure to compare the features before deciding which version is best for you.
Anyone know what’s up with this year’s version?