A couple of you have mentioned being happy with TaxACT, so here’s a reminder: If you have basic federal taxes, you can use TaxACT to file for free!
So you might have heard by now about the reduced functionality in TurboTax Deluxe — they’ve removed several important forms (for investment income and more), requiring users to upgrade to Premiere for the same functionality. H&R Block is now offering their Deluxe+State product for free to TurboTax customers who bought the product this year, but found it didn’t meet their needs.
To claim the free H&R Block Deluxe + State software, taxpayers should email SwitchToBlock@hrblock.com and include their name, address, phone number, the type of operating system they use (Windows/Mac), and proof of purchase (a photo or scan of their store receipt or the email showing their download code). The taxpayer will then receive an email for one free download of H&R Block Deluxe + State. Taxpayers can easily import last year’s tax return directly from TurboTax for free.
TurboTax is also offering $25 back to customers who bought Deluxe, then found they had to upgrade.
Because a couple of you have asked, here’s a deal on TurboTax Deluxe 2014 (download edition) — Amazon Prime Members can currently get it for $29.99, plus up to an additional 10% back on your refund when you choose to get some or all of it as an Amazon gift card.
I STRONGLY recommend that you read the reviews before purchasing, even if you have used TurboTax in the past. This year’s version removes some very important functionality that was there in previous editions.
(If you’re switching software, Groupon currently has a nice deal on H&R Block Premium.)
- H&R Block Premium is currently $39.99 on Amazon, so you save a few bucks with the Groupon deal. Note that this is also significantly cheaper than TurboTax Premier, and I’d strongly recommend that you read reviews of the current TurboTax before purchasing this year, even if you have used in the past.
If your taxes are more complicated, any of these sites will be happy to upsell you… Or on Amazon:
- H&R Block Deluxe + State is currently $32.99 (download).
- TurboTax Deluxe + State is currently $39.99 for Prime members — but read the horrible reviews for the 2014 edition to see if it will actually work for you; they removed a lot of functionality this year.
Need the fancier H&R Block and left your taxes til the last minute? Get H&R Block Premium (download) for $29.25 at Amazon today. Scroll down the page if you’d also like to save on a bundle with Norton 360.
Getting down to the wire! Just a reminder: Basic federal taxes, you can file free with TurboTax.
It’s the last week to file your taxes, oh procrastinators. Reminder: File basic federal taxes free online with H&R Block.
- More complicated taxes? Get 15% off their other products when you order online here.
H&R Block 2013 tax software is as low as $19.99 after automatic $10 discount + code SAVE20 at OfficeMax. Free shipping at $20 or choose in-store pickup to avoid shipping charges.
Yikes, one month to go! Just a reminder: Basic federal taxes, you can file free with TurboTax.