For most taxpayers, HR Block software is easy to use. The software is designed in an interview fashion similar to what a Tax Pro would ask if you had your return prepared by someone else. My only suggestion for someone preparing their own return, is to read the questions carefully. An incorrect answer will give you an incorrect result.
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Excellent product !
It’s an excellent product. It captures my prior year information accurately. It’s up-to-date so I don’t have to worry on missing out an item that I need to report to IRS. Federal and State filing is very convenient and so is the refund and payment. It’s great if you have a lot to consider when filing your taxes.
How can one improve on taking less than two hours to complete an entire itemized return, with deductions totaling well over the amount of the increased standard exemption? AND how can one improve submitting by 'e-file'? A couple of clicks and it's gone to IRS AND then IRS has your account and routing numbers (received the government "stimulus" check on the first day)! Forget the post office!!
I found the software relatively easy to use but found it difficult to determine which software to use. for example the last few years I didnt have enough deductions to offset the standard deductions. That said I knew I didnt have it enough this year but had to go through the list before the software would use the standard deduction. Why not have an option up front.
Adequate but a bit rough around the edges
Fairly easy to use but I feel like the interview process has gotten more "lazy" over the years -- more barely explained checklists and less exposition for guidance. I encountered an apparent error in the "accuracy review". It said that I needed to "answer the question below" but there was no question below highlighted so I had to search the whole form for any omissions. I finally found it but it was most annoying having to hunt for it. Overall, considering the complexity of taxes and the relatively low cost of the program, it is a good value, but I think I'd rather pay a little more for something which made the process easier.
H&R Block Deluxe 2019 review
Easy to install and register (unlike a certain competitor's product that insisted on registering every time it was started and then claiming all registration attempts had expired making TOTALLY useless). Help screens cleared up the few questions that I had. Highly recommended
More support for preparing deceased’s return
Works well if you have a straightforward return without unusual items. You could do better with returns being prepared for a deceased taxpayer. I marked that box right at the beginning when I started my mother’s return, but you proceeded as if you were dealing with the live person including sending me an email that said “Dear Lorraine”. You should fix that.
I have used it for several years. But, each year the software never recognizes anything from last year even though it is all stored on the same computer using their software to store it. So all the data from the year before (totals, names, repeat deductions, etc.) are not recognized. The software is cumbersome and not intuitive. I don't like being on a merry-go-round when it comes to software.
Didn't work as well as 2018 did.
Used in 2018 worked ok. 2019 would not import w2s or any other information. Both years I worked at same employer and other info was the same. After I electronically filed it would not let me print copies for my records of the federal but could for state.
Multiple state income issues
It isn’t worth the trouble if you live/work in different states! It doubles income from your W2 if taxes have been withheld from two states, very strange. There is a question asking if this has happened that allows you to fix the error the software made but when you do that it is considered some sort of problem that prevents you from filing your returns electronically. I’ve used this software (and it’s predecessor) for more than ten years but I’ll be getting a different one next year.
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