dealsh&r block at-home tax software: deluxe federal…

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Been happily using H&R Block/Taxcut since several years ago when TurboTax/Intuit installed their crappy copy-protection software on our PCs and left it there even after uninstalling TurboTax. We had been using TurboTax since the DOS days. No more TurboTax or anything Intuit for us!

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HR Block is really intuitive for your federal taxes, especially if you have a pretty simple return (only one job, etc.) - But then you could probably just do your 1040 yourself at that point. Good at finding any deductions you might qualify for.

As a fairly specific warning, if you moved to Washington, DC during the tax year, HR Block will likely be unable to do your tax return with its software, and ask you to go in person - at hugely increased expense - to complete your state taxes.

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Anyone know if you will still have to pay for the State E-file? I know turbo tax charges like $35 unless you buy the one specifically with a State efile

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@bizoink: Pretty sure I answered my own question. State e-file - $19.95 per state.

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@bizoink: yah, the way I look at it, if the State wants it efiled (they should), they should make it free to the tax software companies and therefore also easy for them to pass it on to us as included.

It is more important to me that a state program is included in the package even if you have to mail the return in.

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@bluemaple: I think I mailed it in one year just because...

It's so dumb it's easier for them... so why charge. They probably save money with e-file. So I mailed in the 20+ pages or whatever it was