Solid tax software. The best thing to know is that once you start using this software is that year after year you can import from the prior year and the program becomes better in tune with what your tax needs are. I'll also add to this that you can do more than one set of taxes, I do my adult kid's taxes (3 of them) and there are other versions to fit pretty much any tax need you might have.
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Ship to Home
Windows, Mac OS
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H&R Block Tax Software Premium 2019
H&R Block Premium
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One Dad's Taxes
File your taxes the easy way, from home.
The software makes filing taxes easy, with clear instructions, and corrections as you go along to avoid errors. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to file and avoid the cost, inconvenience, and time necessary to have taxes filed by a third party.
HR Block premium/ business software
I have been using HR Block premium/ business software for more than 15 years and very happy with it. It is easy to use, has clear Q&A pages, and fairly priced. Alerts you for missing or conflicting entries. It does not check however, the acquisition cost accuracy if your broker reports $0 erroneously. This is not a biggie, but there are a few mishaps if your tax situation is more complicated than most people. Anyone who is courageous enough to do his/her own taxes will easily recognize these and correct them manually.
Long time user
Have used HRB for the last 8-10 years and am comfortable with it and know what to expect. I appreciate the way it picks up last year's info. Generally I must go through the form three times. Do not import Quick Books info because it is often confused due to unilateral actions taken by the QB software. With HRB I feel I am in control.
Still Needs Some Work
My second year in a row to use H&R Block software for e-filing. Import feature works "okay", software not 100% effective in parsing out data fields from W-2s & 1099's, it required some manual data entry. Software is generally easy to use, maybe too easy, I found going through the Forms tab quite revealing (helpful) because if one accidentally ticks (or fails to tick) all the right boxes, software jumps over potentially appropriate input fields. Basically solid software but it takes some effort on behalf of the user to ensure final outcome is optimized. Link between application and server seems fairly efficient and robust as I was able to connect using very low bandwidth internet.
Good tax software
It's a easy-to-use software doing a lot of math and checking tax credits. I'd rate it better if it 1) doesn't need internet to show help content like earlier version; 2) leaves irrelevant fields blank rather than zeros; 3) avoids going through irrelevant steps, i.e. let user select standard deduction and skip itemized deductions entirely. Some steps are specific for rental loss, which should be skipped if there is only rental profit.
Not as slick as TurboTax.
I don't think H&R software is as user friendly as TurboTax. Many of the descriptions, especially on more complex forms looked like they were right out of the tax code instead of translated to laymen's terms. There were WAY TOO MANY pages with a single yes/no questions - why not put several questions on one page?
It did the calculation that it needed to, but has a frustrating user interface. It is difficult to go back and find a specific area when you want to make updates. Also some changes do not trigger updates (donation of goods) and must be deleted and re-entered.
Basic functionality is good, usability is not.
It mostly works. But there are a number of annoyances. On a Mac, with the latest OS, if appearance is set to "dark mode", then typing in itemized lists is invisible. After years of complaints, the program has still not provided the function it used to have a few decades ago, when one could click on an entry that had an itemized list, and open that list. It seems strange that, after entering itemized deductions and learning that the standard deduction is better, the program was unable to automatically move a mortgage interest deduction to the correct place, from being partially attributed to a home office.
Not helpful or user friendly
Not worth the time or energy to figure out. This software was not user friendly AND it made ME fill out parts of the forms. I mean, why have software if YOU have to do the work. Also, it missed several deductions I had gotten with TurboTax before. Think I'll be sticking with TurboTax from now on.
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