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H&R Block At Home 2011 Basic, very good tax preparation software

Doing our taxes worked out just fine. If there were any problems, it was my doing. We didn’t need anything elaborate, so this tax program was just what we needed.

It had a number of errors in the nj state module. Incorrect pension exclusion was a big one.

H&R Block At Home 2011 Basic + State

  • Federal + state tax software for those with simple tax situations
  • Imports last year’s tax data from H&R Block At Home and TurboTax software
  • Customized interview process; easy for first-time users
  • Accuracy Review checks returns to make sure they’re accurate and complete
  • Includes H&R Block tax expertise–plus H&R Block’s maximum refund guarantee

I been using h&r block tax program since the 90’s. To me this is the best and easy to use tax program. I like the price as it is less expensive than turbo tax. As usaul amazon delivered the package quickly.

I’ve used h&r block’s tax software (formerly called taxcut) every year since 1995. Several times when i saw a promotional deal i purchased both taxcut and turbotax to compare. I found that turbotax did not do anything better than taxcut while costing consistently more. In addition, i like the option of being able to file 5 free federal e-files as i do taxes for other relatives who are less computer savvy. H&r block software also wins if compared to the free on-line options. I don’t like using the on-line tax programs for two reasons (1) i don’t want my financial data to be on someone’s web site (2) free offers include the federal tax only. This year i used a digital download for the first time rather than a boxed version. I liked the security of having a physical cd in case i need to re-install on another computer several years down the road. But you are supposed to be able to download the software again to a different computer and when the boxed version was not available i went digital. Registration issuedownloading the software was easy, however during the install i got an error registering the software.

This is the first time i bought this product from amazon, and as always they did not disappoint in delivering it very expeditously. It is a tax program so how excited can one get over that. I have used both turbo tax and tax cut and you choose which one you prefer. My taxes are simple and not involved. My sister who was handling an estate and using the basic copy found that there was a form she needed that was not included in the basic version. So i would suggest you make sure it has the forms you need if you know them before deciding what version you purchase. . It is still a tax program.

H&R Block At Home 2011 Basic + State :

H&R Block At Home 2010 Premium & Business Federal – Good software and good value

First, some background on my experience on tax software:i have been using tax software for over a dozen years now. I started with turbotax and switched to taxcut in 2005. Since then i have stayed with hr block, with the exception of 2008, when a friend working at intuiti got me turbotax for cheap. This year, as usual, i started researching tax software in december. When i finally focused in on hr block — again for its lower price — i became skeptical of it because of the bad reviews here at amazon. After reading the reviews carefully, i decided that most bad reviews could be attributed to the users not the product. In short, i am happy with my purchase. Installation and importing of last year’s return was both a breeze simply by following the instructions. I installed the software on a new computer. All i had to do was copying last year’s data file over from my old desktop, and the software picked it up without a glitch.

This is far from a full review as the tax rules are not even in place yet. But that is not h&r blocks faulti wanted to do an early estimate on taxes to determine how much of my traditional ira i wanted to roll over to my roth. I haven’t yet had the opportunity to test many of the functions and forms. At the rate our government is progressing on the rules, that probably won’t happen until at least march.

I never used the business part of this (a separate download with a separate program). All i needed was a schedule c and the regular tax program. This used to be part of the premium package, and it still is. But the presale info leads you to believe it no longer is and consequently i way over-spent on this product. Next year, i will get just premium again. If it doesn’t have the schedule c feature, then i’ll go to a competing product and get my money back on this one. Overall, a solid and easy to use tax prep program. But it should not be so confusing to figure out which one you need.

  • Shortens the time in tax time
  • H&R Block Tax Software Saves Time and Money, and Avoids Mistakes
  • Does a great job

The 2008 version was the first time i had used h&r block software and liked it so much i ordered it for 2009 and 2010. Each year i prepare a limited number of personal and business income tax returns and have found that this software helps make tax preparation easier. I especially like the five free electronic filings. It is just the right number for me.

I have been doing my own taxes since i watched an h&r block accountant physically do them in 10 minutes way back in 1965, the first year i was on my own and not part of my parents’ returns. Very intrigued by the ‘challenge,’ i purchased an h&r block do-it-yourself book that year and have been doing my own taxes every year since. My tax returns were very simple back then but they got more and more complicated with each passing year to the point where it took days to complete, especially after it took weeks of free time compiling the data necessary to support each deduction in preparation for my first of three subsequent tax audits. After those three audits, spread out over a five-year period, one of which cost me money due to my selection of the wrong depreciation schedule out of a gazillion options, and two of which actually led to missed deductions that resulted in additional refunds for a significant net gain, doing my own taxes became a relentless chore that i no longer enjoyed. Then 12 years ago my youngest son brought home a copy of h&r block home and business software and doing my own taxes has become a breeze ever since. Oh, i still have to compile the data, which other software helps me do, but the h&r block home and business federal and state software incorporates all the latest changes in the tax codes, asks all the right questions, puts all the numbers in all the right places, selects all the right forms, transfer all the right data for the state return, electronically files the returns with the irs and state taxing bodies, and populates the next year’s tax returns with the necessary data to begin the process all over again. The fact that i have not had a tax audit since i began using h&r block home and business software (most recently h&r block at home 2010 premium & business federal + state + efile) doesn’t mean i won’t undergo one in the future, during which i’ll have to justify this deduction or that interpretation of the tax code. But i do know that i won’t have to justify the forms i used, the application of the extremely complicated tax laws, or the math calculations, all of which would have taken days to figure out instead of the minutes it takes h&r block home and business software to accomplish. Personally speaking, after using h&r block home and business software for that past dozen years, i can’t imagine doing it any other way and i strongly recommend it to anyone who is doing their taxes on their own. And if you’re starting out like i did lo those many years ago, begin with the appropriate h&r block tax software package.

Features of H&R Block At Home 2010 Premium & Business Federal + State + eFile [Download] [OLD VERSION]

  • Do-it-yourself tax software for small-business owners
  • Everything needed to complete personal and business federal and state taxes
  • Customized interview process; user-friendly interface; audit support
  • Guidance for reporting; money-saving tools; planning tools for next year
  • Import data from H&R Block At Home, TurboTax, and Quicken software; Maximum Refund Guarantee

Good software and was amazed that i could purchase it online being that it is an older version of the software. Not crazy that it always tries to default you into filing electronically – but you take the good with the bad.

I was hesitant to download the software rather than getting the cd but with the online record of the purchase there seems to be little reason for concern.

H&R Block At Home 2010 Premium Federal : Five Stars

Great value and easy to use.

I was done in about an hour and it walked me through areas i didn’t realize i could take advantage of, as well as helped me work through areas that were new to me. Downloading the product was simple and once it installed, i was off and running.

I have used hr block software for years and they keep making it better. Here are the specifications for the H&R Block At Home 2010 Premium Federal:

  • Do-it-yourself tax software for self-employed and/or rental-property owners
  • Everything needed to easily complete federal and state returns
  • Customized interview process; user-friendly interface; audit support
  • Guidance for reporting investments, dividends, home sales, and retirement income
  • Import data from H&R Block At Home, TurboTax, and Quicken software; Maximum Refund Guarantee

. But they are a necessary evil, i suppose. The h&r block software makes it less of a burden. My wife has been using this software for years, and she hasn’t left me yet.

Purchased online and had instant download.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Great Tax Prep Software
  • Good program. Easy to use. Like download option
  • Great software; works with Windows 7 64-bit

The software itself was easy to be used but it took me a while to figure out how to download the software into my computer.

The product was easy to use. I am familiar with professional tax preparation software and found this product to be very comparable in ease of use as well as completeness. For some reason i cannnot determine, i had to pay for efiling although the cost was supposed to be included in the price.

H&R Block Tax Software 2013 Basic [OLD VERSION], OK product

I have used h&r block (previously called tax cut) for several years and have never had a problem with my filing. I also use it for my son and daughter-in-law’s and for my daughter and son-in-law’s.

I have used it for years with no problems. Amazon was the best price i have seen on the program.

H&R Block Tax Software 2013 Basic [OLD VERSION]

  • Unlimited real time chat with a tax expert
  • Double checks for errors
  • Easy for first-time users
  • Frustration Free Packaging is the same product you might find on a store shelf – just in better packaging.
  • State program available for download $39.95 (state e-file available for $19.95 per return)

We use this the h & r tax software basic every year to file our taxes.

Its easy to use, accurate, and allows me to e-file up to 5 different returns. This past year’s tax situation was a bit more complex than my previous year’s returns, but the h&r block tax sw handled it like a champ. Heck, i already have my refund.

As per usual, amazon is the greatest. While young people do not realize how difficult it is to shop when one is old, amazon seems to understand old folks mobility problems. As an 88 year old white haired senior, i depend on amazon’s efficiency and caring.

H&R Block Tax Software 2013 Basic [OLD VERSION] : I have capital gains, business use, itemize, etc. , and this package works for all my needs. Easy to use and 5 free e-mails means i can prepare and file my kids tax as well. The state is too expensive since co lets you file online. Customer service was pretty poor a few years ago and that’s the only reason i gave it 4 instead of 5. Haven’t needed assistance since then.

H&R Block Tax Software 2013 Basic : Reliable program

I haven’t found this version of the software at any retailer; they only sell it in the ‘deluxe’ version. For basic filing with all the bells and whistles, this worked great.

The hr block software could not update itself, and was not usable. I had to return it to amazon for a refund. I purchased turbotax and it worked beautifully–no problems at all. Turbotax is a far superior product this year.

I purchased and loved this software successfully. It arrived in only the sleeve without a box. I have used tax cut for years and very pleased with its ease of use. I recommend buying this software to assist with tax preparation this year.

Key specs for H&R Block Tax Software 2013 Basic + State [OLD VERSION]:

  • Unlimited real time chat with a tax expert
  • Double checks for errors
  • Easy for first-time users
  • Frustration Free Packaging is the same product you might find on a store shelf – just in better packaging.
  • 1 state program download included (state e-file available for $19.95 per return)

Comments from buyers

“Good Product!
, I probably chose the wrong version
, Every year

I used the deluxe version last few years, this basic version performed very well for returns with rentals, investments,andreal estate.

I have used this software more years than i can remember now. Last year’s disc had trouble in my macbook but this year’s works perfectly. I’ve already started my data entry, pulled my information from last year, and i’m awaiting the january 16 software update. For the price, this is the best place from which to purchase this software. The package is modestly sized, you receive the state version at a significantly discounted rate, and as always, you may deduct the price of your tax preparation software from your itemized tax return. I love this software package and i will continue to use it indefinitely.

Not as good of a bargain as years past. Also you get only one state filing which you must download. Also delivered by post office taking 3 days longer.

H&R Block At Home 2009 Premium & Business Federal – Premium and Business

Have been using this product since it was kipplinger’s tax cut. We have many different things going on from farming to trucking, and this product makes our lives easier at tax time. Everything from normal expenses to per diems, it covers it all.

This year i decided to do my business taxes with the at home h&r block software. Having been a long-time user of personal tax prep software, i am very comfortable with using this type of software. The amazon download process is a true pain in the $#@& – took 4 separate download attempts & over 30-minutes using broadband cable connection. Finally got it downloaded and installation went smoothly. As expected the personal tax prep side is a breeze, very intuitive and helpful. Since our business model is simply b2b consulting, out tax situation is not complex. However, the business tax prep side was not nearly so intuitive nor clear cut. In fact i believe it provides incomplete or incorrect information on several topics including tax treatment of s corporation distributions to shareholders and employer-paid sep-ira contributions for employee-shareholders. I knew enough to question the way the software handled these items, researched these topics and then double-checked with my accountant who confirmed my suspicions.

I installed this on vista 64 – ultimate. Installed the first time and works perfectly. The software is straightforward and easy to use. Just read the question and answer it. I would suggest that if you have a font size issue, that is coming from your computer’s set resolution. Change your pcs settings and it will fix that issue. As with any software, ensure it will actually run on your computer. Check the minimum requirements against what you have. If you don’t have the minimums. Also, remember that ‘minimums’ are just that. If you only have the minimums for any software requirements you risk your pc running slow. Also, you may want to consider not having other programs open while running it–that is a rule-of-thumb, if you find your pc running slow while using any program.

  • CD software not recognized for installation on my windows vista – No help from h&r block customer service
  • It is what it is
  • Excellent product!

I’m using this package for filing for an llc, an s-corp, and personal taxes. Most functions seem to be covered, however, things are not a intutitive as i had expected. The worst thing about the software is that the various ‘buttons’ you must click on do even come close to lining up with the subject matter. This makes the chances of a mistake very, very, high. I really can’t understand how any quality control department could possibly let this type of mistake out of the door. Allowing such an obvious error makes me wonder about the quality of the rest of the software which is not readily apparent. Overall the software appears to be usable, but be extremely careful in using it.

I have used h&r block tax software for the past five years and found it both easy and accurate to use for my personal taxes. This year for the first time i had file a return for my small business and decided to go with h&r oremium and business package. I again found it quite easy to use as i followed along with their very detailed questionaire.

Features of H&R Block At Home 2009 Premium & Business Federal + State + eFile [Formerly TaxCut] [Download] [OLD VERSION]

  • H&R Block At Home Premium & Business includes everything you need to complete your personal and business federal and state taxes, plus five free personal federal e-files
  • Ideal for corporations, S corporations, partnerships, LLCs, non-profits, estates and trusts
  • Easily import W-2, 1099, and data from last year’s return; quickly import data from TaxCut, TurboTax, Quicken, and Microsoft Money software
  • Guidance for reporting investments, dividends, home sales, and retirement income; H&R Block DeductionPro software to maximize tax savings from donations
  • Personalized tax guidance for popular occupations and specific deductions; Advice, tips, and planning tools for the upcoming year

I bought hr block tax programs for both individual and business taxes because it offered better value than turbotax which i had used for 3 years prior. Overall it is a good program and easy to use in most areas, but not as easy as turbotax. And unfortunately many times in more complicated tax situations it refers you to irs manuals which are very user unfriendly. While turbotax did everything within the program and easily, it was much more expensive and has been criticized for getting lots of things wrong. Hr block is a good alternative, cheaper, and fairly easy to use so long as your tax situation is not terribly complicated. It will send you right to the friendly folks at the irs to answer all your questions.

It’s been an easy transistion from turbo tax. Tt had some negative reviews regarding uploading data and i’ve had previous problems with intuit software, so just didn’t want to go through another intuit hiccup. Try calling intuit help lines, if you can understand them and have hours to wait maybe its worth it. H&r block has just been plain simple, almost a point and shoot kind of thing.

H&R Block At Home 2009 Premium Federal – Well Done!!

It took some doing but i did manage to get it install on windows 7. The updates wouldn’t install so i called h&r block and they sent me a link to download the most up to date version.

This is now the 4th or 5th year i have used this software. Before that, my wife and i used to pay about $200 to have our taxes prepared for us. But now, for about $30 when you can find it on sale, i can do them ourselves and save a bundle. Even more importantly, i have learned how the tax codes are set up and work, so this has been helpful too. Despite changing the software’s name, i love this software system and will clearly buy it next year.

Until that time comes i’m resigned to using tax software from one of the big two makers. I honestly can’t tell you which is better. It seems to be a tie, although h&r block do have several advantages. Local offices, i’ve had a question before and i called the local office, the phone was picked up promptly by a real person, and my question was answered (for free too). I also give these guys the edge for the audit defense. So yeah, i guess they do have a slight edge over the other guys. I’m just waiting for the software to get better. Seeing as it’s three years now since this version i’m not going to hold my breath.

I highly recommend this product for its function, user friendliness, and excellent price. I used to use turbotax for the past four or five years. Last spring when i was doing my tax with turbotax halfway through, it could not install the state portion on my home pc. I tried everything i could based on turbotax’s help file and its website, including sending a few emails and calling their phantom phone number. And i was never able to get any reply, let alone talking to someone live for help. I finally was able to work around by installing another copy of turbotax on my company laptop, which is something i really did not want to do but had to do just to complete my tax return. That is when i vowed never to use turbotax again. Luckily, when i started looking this year, i found h&r block at home offers pretty much the same set of features and functions at roughly half of the reduced price of turbotax offered at costco. I wish i had switched earlier. In addition, in case i do need to talk to someone for help, i know i can turn to h&r block’s local offices.

  • Comparison by TurboTax user–Pros and Cons
  • H&R Block Tax Program Review
  • fair alternative to Turbotax

H&R Block At Home 2009 Premium Federal + State + eFile [OLD VERSION]

  • H&R Block At Home Premium includes everything you need to easily complete your federal and state taxes, plus five free federal e-files
  • Ideal for homeowners, investors, rental property owners, and self-employed Schedule C filers
  • Easily import W-2, 1099, and data from last year’s return; quickly import data from TaxCut, TurboTax, Quicken, and Microsoft Money software
  • Guidance for reporting investments, dividends, home sales, and retirement income; H&R Block DeductionPro software to maximize tax savings from donations
  • Money-saving tools for self-employed Schedule C filers; Advice, tips, and planning tools for the upcoming year

This year i switched to this software and liked some things better than turbotax, but also had some issues with it. I’ve used turbotax for years and like other users, was not happy when i started having to buy the much more expensive version in order to include my home business information, but would have used it again anyway until i read early tt reviews complaining of the software causing pc crashes. I wasn’t up for that so i decided to go with h&r block software for the first time. Pros:- the product loaded smoothly on my older xp pc and downloaded the updates without incident. It operated cleanly throughout as well. – it imported my info from last year’s turbotax file with no problem. – the interface seemed more clear, direct and easy to understand. At first i struggled a little because it was unfamiliar and seemed too easy, as though something was being left out, but i gained confidence as i continued and ultimately liked this interface much better. – this product (that includes home business) is much cheaper than the comparable tt. – the home business portion was much better than turbotax where i’ve had to search for it in the past and didn’t find i had enough direction about what to enter where.

Amazon had the best price for my tax preparation software. And taxcut in recent years has appeared at my local dollar store. However, this year, h&r block changed the software to various levels, similar to the “other” tax preparation software on the market. This forced me to quickly find the best price for the highest level of the new software. It was definitely the cheapest, compared to the other offers of coupons and discounts.

I live in a state without state income tax so this program is overkill and overpriced for me. Today there are too many other options for self tax preparation that offer better pricing, same results, and more flexibility.

H&R Block At Home 2010 Basic Federal : + eFile [Download]

I have used h&r tax cut for 10 years and have found it to be an easy, fast and accurate way to do my income taxes. Since i take itemized deductions this helps make the process very simple and fast. I would recommend this product.

I have been using this product since it was called taxcut. This is the first time i have downloaded an electronic copy, on-line though and i liked it. My taxes aren’t very complicated anymore, but even when i had a rental and business expenses to consider, i was still able to do my own taxes with the help of h&r block when i used this program. Taxes are no joke, you are responsible for your tax debt no matter who files your taxes for you. I trust this product and through the years it’s gotten easier to use, is almost effortless to purchase now through amazon and it’s an even better value now that it’s all electronic with no disc to grind up afterwards or cd box to throw away. So far, h&r block has done a good job keeping the price of this product reasonable.

Only wish it could also pay off the tax due. It would have made my day for sure. Here are the specifications for the H&R Block At Home 2010 Basic Federal:

  • Do-it-yourself tax software for simple tax situations
  • Everything needed to easily complete federal tax returns
  • Customized interview process; step-by-step guidance; easy-to-use interface
  • Double-checks for errors; professional audit support if needed
  • Import data from W-2, 1099, and last year’s return; Maximum Refund Guarantee

I couldn’t find the key code at first either, but it is here in my amazon ‘your digital items’ – choose the software downloads and you’ll see the h&r block product listed – don’t click on it. Simply look at the last line or so and it gives a product code. That’s the key code for the free e-file.

I have used this tax software for over 5 years. It sure beats paying for a tax preparer when they wouldn’t ask as many great questions as the software does. Most peoples’ cases could simply use the standard edition and it allows 5 e-files. I did two returns with it and it takes only minutes to do the return for my dependent. E-files are in (by february??) and i’m awaiting the tax refund. E-filing with block insures their help if ever audited. This tax preparation software allows imports from last year’s return as well as imports from accounting software. What more do most of you need?.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Electronic TaxCut
  • H&R Block At Home Basic-There When You Need It
  • Very Satisfied

I had been using turbotax for several years and liked the product except that the price would go up considerably each year. This year it went to 30 bucks and, in tough economic times, it seemed too much for me to spend especially considering that the basic version is ‘free’ to use online if you want all of your personal info on the internet, which i don’t. Anyway, i found this product online for way less and i decided to try it. It worked as good as turbotax, as far as i could tell and it even imported all my data from last year’s turbotax return so i didn’t have to retype everything. I downloaded it in 5 minutes and had my taxes done in a little over an hour. Good product, very satisfied.

Only the second thing i have downloaded and the first thing was music. The instructions were excellent and it was less than a minute that i had the program and had it loaded on my computer for use. Seemlessly, thank you amazon.

H&R Block At Home 2009 Deluxe Federal : Federal and State Taxes Finished In Two Hours

I am not willing to spend more than ~$20 for tax refund software, so this was the best deal available (fed + state + efile). I am not a fan of the amazon download process; however, i did get it to install the ‘amazon games & software’ after disabling my (kaspersky) anti-virus software. I saw someone else’s review say they had to disable their firewall. I do not own a home, have a bunch of $ in stocks, etc. So i am easy when it comes to tax refund; however, it took me ~30 minutes to complete my fed + state. 1 nicety is that even tho i used tax pro last year, h&r pulled my personal info from tax pro so i didn’t have to re-enter anything other than my change in address, w-2, etc. I couldn’t find it anywhere. Not in my amazon email and not in the amazon folder (as some people have stated it is hidden). I am very pc savvy (electrical & computer engineer) so believe me when i say i didn’t receive it.

It pays to wait til late january/early february to start seeing large drops in the prices for products like this. Until the other day the digital download was $37. The name change, who knows why or cares. The download and install went seamlessly on my windows7 machine. I created a folder called taxcut(like previous years) and put in last year’s final file. Started the program and it found the file and imported without a hitch. New files are then saved in a folder called hrblock in your documents folder. I never really needed to create the taxcut folder as you can search anywhere you have it stored.

It’s ok – i used h&r block for 2008 also, so used it again for 2009 taxes. But now (2012 taxes) i’m back to turbo tax.

Key specs for H&R Block At Home 2009 Deluxe Federal + State + eFile [Formerly TaxCut] [Download] [OLD VERSION]:

  • Ideal for homeowners and investors, H&R Block At Home Deluxe includes everything you need to easily complete your federal and state taxes, plus five free federal e-files
  • Customized interview process helps you easily complete your federal and state taxes
  • Easily import W-2, 1099, and data from last year’s return; quickly import data from TaxCut, TurboTax, Quicken, and Microsoft Money software
  • Automatically double-checks returns for errors; built-in expertise and audit support with guidance
  • Guidance for reporting investments, dividends, home sales, and retirement income; H&R Block DeductionPro software to maximize tax savings from donations

Comments from buyers

“Good software, no problems with download or install on Vista
, Install on XP-PRO SP-2 PC Current w/ MS Updates
, Federal and State Taxes Finished In Two Hours

I’ve used taxcut (‘at home’) to prepare my taxes for over 10 years now. Although i’ve had my issues here and there with it, i always managed to successfully complete and file my taxes and have never had any of my federal or state returns questioned (knock on wood). This includes several years of returns i had to amend/re-file (no fault of taxcut). So i will stand by the program itself. Over the years i’ve been accustomed to their varieties of package/pricing options which at least seemed like fair practice, but i am very discontented over this e-file ‘gimmick’. As someone who’s been buying this program for many years, it appears they’ve simply increased the base rate of the product and then included the federal e-filing calling it ‘free’. That’s akin to a vendor charging $20 more for their dvd player and then saying it comes with a ‘free movie’. I would rather save the $20 and choose to buy a dvd separately. Likewise i would rather pay less for the initial software and then choose to pay the e-file fee separately. Now one may say ‘what’s the big deal if it works out to the same cost’?. More times than not i have been unable to e-file due to some ‘disqualification’. I don’t know if it’s a taxcut thing or an irs thing, but it doesn’t matter, bottom line is if i can’t e-file then i get zero benefit from the e-file inclusion. Using my previous analogy, that’s like not being able to play the ‘free’ dvd that came with the dvd playergiven this, i objected to paying the $40-45 most places were charging and had resolved to giving another package a try (taxact, which costs much less) until by chance i saw amazon selling it for only $25.

I bought the program that included the state, because there are new things for this year. Every thing i needed was there and it was very easy to use.

I’ve been using turbo tax deluxe for about 10 years, but it just kept getting more and more expensive. I finally decided to switch because this was much less expensive and promised to be able to import my prior year turbo tax return. It did, and it did it so easily and perfectly that i’ll use this again next year. Not only that, but this was much easier to do my state (pa) taxes than with turbo tax.

H&R Block At Home 2010 Deluxe Federal, Inevitable

I just completed my tax returns for 2010 using this software. In previous years, i had used turbotax when i did my own tax preparation. Taxcut is similar to turbotax in using the standard q&a format but i found taxcut more difficult to use and the ui more difficult to move around in. You have to go through sections you have completed all over again to get to to certain functions. I was initially going to file a federal tax exemption but subsequently decided to file a full return with a partial payment. But then i discovered that taxcut would not let me specify an amount that i wanted to send. It is all or nothingprinting is weak in taxcut. I have a duplex printer and i was not sure if taxcut would print the forms correctly. I finally solved this problem by printing the forms to pdf, where i could then ensure that they printed correctly. Printing to a pdf also allowed me to edit the amount i was remitting at this time.

I think i have used the block software for the past 10 yrs or so and the latest deluxe w/state version with pricing for e-filing is as easy and user-friendly as ever. I downloaded the software from amazon to save a few dollars and began my filing immediately. It read in my previous information and i am pretty sure it can import from the others as well. It probably took me less than an hour to do my entire return. Of course i am very familiar with the process having used block for so long, but i do use quite a bit of the features of the software to handle charitable donations, capital gains on stock sales, dividend income, home office deduction, vehicle for business deduction and mortgage, interest, property and real estate tax credits. I have state income tax but that was no problem, the state program took less than 10 minutes to complete. State filing is still a bit high at 19. 99 – seems this should be more of a standard. But you can’t touch this with the other programs i researched and a tax service charges considerably more. For folks who are reasonably computer savvy, this program rocks.

H&R Block At Home 2010 Deluxe Federal + State + eFile [Download] (Old Version)

  • Do-it-yourself tax software for investors and homeowners
  • Everything needed to easily complete federal and state returns
  • Customized interview process; user-friendly interface; audit support
  • Guidance for reporting investments, dividends, home sales, and retirement income
  • Import data from H&R Block At Home, TurboTax, and Quicken software; Maximum Refund Guarantee

I have been using taxcut for several years now. It has worked fine and i have no major issue. I would only caution that if you have a very complicated return, you go to an accountant. One of the minor issues i have with this software (and the same may be true of turbo tax) is that some of their explanations for some of the more complex inputs is not as clear. And many times, they utilimately refer you to the irs publication for information. But for my purposes, taxcut has worked fine and i just finished e-filing both my fed and state.

I don’t have the time to write an extensive review but i want to reassure any person who is worried about purchasing this download based on prior reviews that you don’t need to be worried. I have used the taxcut software for years (seven or eight years). It is always a little less expensive than turbotax and i find the software to be very easy to follow and i feel that i always get my maximum refund. I was cautious since the softward has changed from taxcut to h & r block at home but it is identical to what i was used to. Key highlights*amazon’s software downloader was problem-free, fast, and easy*software imported my 2009 data from my computer – saved me lots of time*deductionpro is now online – interview takes you to it and it is easier than the 2009 version of deductionpro*efile is still easy, free, and fast*state software was downloaded when i prompted – fast, quick, easy. *software warned me that it may take longer to get refund since irs is not accepting returns with itemized deductions until mid-feb. I was happy to be warned of this possibility since otherwise i would have been angry that my refund wasn’t processing like in years past. 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.

I have been using the h&r block tax preparation software for years. It works well and makes it very easy to complete your taxes. The only caution i would add is that if you are filling tax form for two states, and filing electronically in two states it can get very expensive (h&r block product, 2 additional states, 2 state e-files = about $100 total). Although the product itself was a good value, next year i will print federal form and complete the state taxes by hand and mail the forms to the states. Maybe next year h&r block can give a price break to people who live in one state and work in another.

H&R Block At Home 2010 Deluxe Federal + State + eFile [Download] (Old Version) : I used h&r block last year too, and can’t say i liked it completely. However i went with it again this year, for two reasons: it is much lower priced compared to turbo-tax, and i wanted to import as much as possible from last year’s software (i. I didnt want to enter all those personal information, addresses, last years key numbers, etc). It has improved a bit from last years, especially in investment accounts import (it didn’t have direct import from scottrade last year, it has, this year along with a bunch of others). But the import is still limited, as it cant match your buys and sells (you have to do the matching. It can be painful if you have too many trades, which luckily i didnt have this year. The other annoyance is, it wont allow you state e-file if you have more than 13 short-term stock trades. I have no idea why, and as far as i know turbotax has no such restrictions. One more thing about e-file: you have to pay $19.