Used it for years uploads previous years so after first year inputting info becomes super simple, can down load w2 etc. and doing them yourself You can change numbers to finished taxes to see how a larger or smaller 401 k or ira contribution etc. will effect taxes. As opposed to dropping info off and having no understanding what you should be doing differently.
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H&R Block Tax Software Premium & Business 2019
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Taking control of your tax situation
Easy navigation and transparent process
We switched to H&R Block years ago. The best feature is the easy navigation. You can go anywhere you want at any time. It also explains not just the rules, what you should include, but also where your results come from. Numbers are loaded into the proper forms simultaneously for you to see. You never feel lost or blindly following steps without knowing where you are going to. The only thing we'd prefer more is better support for state returns.
A Happy User
I have used H&R Block tax software for many years. With a small business, I relied on the proper questions to make sure I included all my deductions and expenses. With the ability to keep tax information prior years avaliable on a device allowed import certain info that facilitated completing the new tax year sucessfully.
Generally speaking this package does what it's supposed to do. The major complaint(s) I have is that for forms with multiple copies (1099's, K-1's, etc), it would be nice to see the name of each copy displayed in the drop down box so you don't have to click on each one to locate the one you need. Each copy has a title line, how hard can it be to show that line in the drop down box??!!!
50% of the program works great!!!
Helps only with simple math, simple check boxes, and carrying values between forms. Interview help stops abruptly in areas that are only slightly more complex than typical. You then get dumped to the raw IRS forms and IRS Instructions to bushwhack through those all on your own, with no assistance whatsoever. "Go to the IRS form, fill out following IRS instructions, and then return." No value add whatsoever in all those areas.
Personal great -- Business, not so much
Have used personal version for a couple of years. It works similarly and as well as the competition. Will keep using it. However, the Business version, with few exceptions, simply displays the forms and lets you fill them in. Very little in the way of explanation or direction. I purchased it because my business is very simple (except for a new 401K) and I don't need an accountant (yet), but I did want some automated help (like how to fill in 401K amounts properly). Could probably have done as well simply downloading PDF's from IRS (to find my answers, that's what ended up happening anyways). Will probably look for a different solution next year for my Business.
Not at all seamless
Seems like this is more glitchy than last year instead of improved any. Couldn't file electronically because even after errors were corrected, didn't recognize the fix. Also state isn't linked. And default printing caused many unnecessary forms to print.
NOL Worksheet May Save Taxes
The 1040 software should include a Net Operating Loss worksheet similar to Worksheet 1 of IRS Publication 536. If I had not created this myself on Excel, I would have paid $1300 more in taxes and miss out on a $500 refund from the state. The software is difficult to use for partnerships unless you have experience in partnership preparation.
Would NEVER Recommend
It is not clear why there is not an option to upload financial statements or documents!!!! The H&R Block personal has that option and it makes it easier to complete all of the necessary forms! If this software is truly for the average business owner it falls short! You need to be a CPA to know how to use it correctly!!!! I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE UNLESS THEIR GOAL IS TO FILE INCORRECTLY!!!!!!!! I should have taken the other reviews more seriously...big mistake!!!!!!
Won't e-file so don't waste your time.
The personal tax section is ok but the LLC business section is awful. This is the second year in a row that I couldn't e-file because it wouldn't send sch O which I didn't even need to file. I ended up filing late and go fined last year so looks like the little bit of money I saved cost me big time. When you do print out your return It prints out ALL the forms even the ones you don't need.
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