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wes

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#233
Mar 24, 2012
 
sorry to be the 200th person not to answer your Q. "How Much Does H & R Block charge To Do Your Taxes" but i use StudioTax to see how much i get back then go to money mart because i`m impatient (and stupid)money mart are crooks 2 but they get it back in 2 hours. you drop off your info and come back for the money. they charge 15% for the first $300 and 5% for the rest.(in Ont.Canada)if you are not broke all the time like me then you can net file straight from the StudioTax program easy peasy. it`s made for the lowest common denominator of people.(example; one step away from wearing a hockey helmet and you don`t own skates (:..) P.S. i`m not a affiliate of either company mentioned, just trying to save you some time

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Leesville, LA

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#234
Mar 24, 2012
 

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H&R is a ripoff. Spend your money on a local accountant.
Rena

Utica, NY

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#235
Mar 24, 2012
 
Anita A wrote:
H&R sucks I've been going to them since 1988,but last yr. they really screwed me over. I have a friend who was working for them a said she only 8hrs. of training before she wa on here on
They suck, but you've been going since 1988? Can't fix stupid!
Janet

Alameda, CA

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#236
Mar 27, 2012
 
ashley wrote:
OMG i hate h&r block!!!! dont ever go there! I'm 19 years old and made under 20,000 and my bill for them was 450 dollars!!!!! they suck, never ever ever again will i set foot in their doors! Im only 19 and a student how difficult can my forms be to file?? They should of paid me 400$ for sitting through everything i sat through with them...ugh...i hate them....
I'm hoping you have matured since you were 19, because I can't imagine someone paying $400 to have their taxes done when they only made $20K! "Ugh...I hate that!"
ALS25

Ravenna, OH

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#237
Apr 8, 2012
 

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I had H&R do my taxes yesterday and I'm livid!! I had called to find out the cost and was told I had to come in. I went in for my appt and asked before starting what the approximate cost might be and was told $200 or less to file 2 W-2's and itemize,$200 was the limit I set that I would pay so I went ahead with H&R preparing my taxes. After they were done I was told my total was $261!!! Nothing like taking 1/3 of my refund! Will definitely do my own from now on and would never recommend going to H&R. I had all my info organized so they knew exactly what they would be doing and being the end of the season should be pretty familiar with the pricing of what would need to be filed. Total BS and crooks!
Lil

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#238
Apr 15, 2012
 
Chester wrote:
My CPA charged me 2,000 for my return. It was a schedule C , Schedule F, Sch A,Sch B, Sch E (rental)Form 4136,
Sch D Cap Gains,(2) Form 4562's and a Depreciation Schedule that had 15 items on it.
He also did the accounting before doing the Tax return.
Plus since I moved from one state to the other he had to file a New Virginia Return & give them all that depreciation stuff and file a Non Resident return for Maryland and they charged me money on Previous year Tax Refund .Plus I had withholding on my retirement income that I had to file to get back.
He also calculated my Estimated taxes for 2009. He did come to my house to deliver the taxes & he did wait 6 months since March for some sales receipts and a Hud 1 form I had to find.

Are those charges unreasonable considering the amount of work I had to have done? It seemed like a complicated return now that I think about it...
Do Late returns get charged more then when the information to the preparer is on time?
That's price sounds high end. You'd be able to get a CPA or tax professional (that isn't a crook like block or hewitt, etc...) to prepare your return for an average of $500 but that's for the return alone. I can't comment on the accounting fees, don't know what they start at or what yours in particular consisted of.
On the other hand

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#240
Apr 15, 2012
 
ALS25 wrote:
I had H&R do my taxes yesterday and I'm livid!! I had called to find out the cost and was told I had to come in. I went in for my appt and asked before starting what the approximate cost might be and was told $200 or less to file 2 W-2's and itemize,$200 was the limit I set that I would pay so I went ahead with H&R preparing my taxes. After they were done I was told my total was $261!!! Nothing like taking 1/3 of my refund! Will definitely do my own from now on and would never recommend going to H&R. I had all my info organized so they knew exactly what they would be doing and being the end of the season should be pretty familiar with the pricing of what would need to be filed. Total BS and crooks!
If the price was too high, you could have taken your paperwork (what you came in with, not the prepared return, obviously) and left. There is no obligation if you are not satisfied.
Dumb Azzes

Rome, NY

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#241
Apr 17, 2012
 

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U shoulda went to Parkway Center. It was FREE! All u had to do was call for an appt!
DOOFUS

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first amendment wrote:
hey dummies try trubo tax cost 75 beans, had return in 14 days this year. except the doofus troll he desnt have a job, upurs
Yeah except for the fact that my taxes pay for everything you own. Turbo Tax can be done cheaper than $75. But what would you know, your disability and welfare income isn't reportable as taxable income anyway.

don't you get tired of posting with a name that belongs to someone else? Pretty sure there is a registered member here with that name who is by far lightyears more intelligent than you. Envious much?
Justme

Utica, NY

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I run a day care and file a joint tax return we went to H&R last year (stupid) and paid $730. Howard, and Barone CPA's in New Hartford a good they charged me $550 and my return was a lot more than what I got through H&R
Jay

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Utica wrote:
To the contrary, it's not based on your income, it's based on the forms that are used in preparing your return. It's clear either a) you didn't go there, or b) you didn't pay attention to what your bill consisted of.
So - you're either a liar, a sucker, or both.
And if your return was REALLY $400, you must have had self-employment or something beyond a simple W-2, which would have cost you far more at a CPA office than the four bills you paid.
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Well someone owes or works for H & R ~ You over charge we all know it. There is nothing worse then a greedy company trying to act like they care!
Turbo Tax User

Douglasville, GA

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#246
Jun 30, 2012
 

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I was checking out what others said about H&R and other tax preparation fees. Interesting about H&R though in defense of Turbo Tax, I have used it for years and my previous return information is always available for me to access not to mention I only pay about a total of $130 a year to file self-employment/home 1040 and state taxes. Just surprised you paid so much and am not really sure how. Your return must've been really complicated is all I can figure.
yimmy law wrote:
I used them in the past and they were alright but then switched to a CPA. My CPA is on vacation for 3 weeks and I'm quite impatient so I went to H&R today.$372 but I had a lot of investment income and shit load of forms. They told me they charge by the form. Anyway, I went home and played with the turbo tax and came up with close to the same amount as H&R block. Subtract what the socked me for and I'd be better off doing it myself. No no H&R.
joshuacpa

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#248
Dec 3, 2012
 
While they may not have paid attention to the billing, you are incorrect. HR Block and other national tax offices charge rates around $400 for W-2 returns, with no self-employment. Most CPAs would do the same return for far less than HR Block!
Utica wrote:
To the contrary, it's not based on your income, it's based on the forms that are used in preparing your return. It's clear either a) you didn't go there, or b) you didn't pay attention to what your bill consisted of.
So - you're either a liar, a sucker, or both.
And if your return was REALLY $400, you must have had self-employment or something beyond a simple W-2, which would have cost you far more at a CPA office than the four bills you paid.
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Little Rock, AR

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#249
Dec 3, 2012
 
If that is all inclusive, including the bookeeping, it actually sounds like a great price. I would think that even $2,500-$3,000 would be reasonable with the multiple state returns, and all of the bookeeping and tax forms that were required.
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That's price sounds high end. You'd be able to get a CPA or tax professional (that isn't a crook like block or hewitt, etc...) to prepare your return for an average of $500 but that's for the return alone. I can't comment on the accounting fees, don't know what they start at or what yours in particular consisted of.
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#251
Dec 26, 2012
 

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I am seeking h and r block this year for my tax return. Does anyone know if they can do it wth ur last pay stubs?
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#252
Dec 27, 2012
 
I think everyone's tax returns will be delayed this year due to the budget problems. Congress hasn't agreed on tax rates yet. Once they do the IRS needs to rewrite the forms. H&R block or any other service can't prepare or file your taxes until the correct rates are available and the forms are finalized. If you are one of those people that get excited and wait all year for tax time prepare to wait a little bit longer.
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#253
Jan 12, 2013
 
I paid 525 only after getting a discount for complaining fees were too high. Forms not complicated, dependents, w2, and property taxes. Tax preparer was uninformed and it was not worth my money. Turbo tax is much better option. I only used h&r for peace of mind, but for $30 I could have paid turbo tax it would have been better. I had the same $ return when I estimated the return myself so they did not save me any money
Patricia

Lehighton, PA

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#254
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Well H&R block has helped me last year my person there helped me get IRS payments stopped and get 3 yrs of taxes in order if not for her I would still be making them she went above and beyond to help . I had a mess and was about to give up the IRS is able to take every dime you have if there is not the people outside there office that know the law.I am so glad I went there I had used Turbo for years I got lucky and found a H&R angle there prices are well worth what she saved me from and they know the laws and what is supposed to be done so if you had a bad exper try another tax consultant if you also got a w-2 after filing you better do amended because turbo will not advise you that IRS will take the taxes not reported years latter with fines even if it is mistake so wait for all your w-2 then amend ..I like my H&R person she saved me thousands in IRS fines and nerves break down..lol
Stinky pants

Utica, NY

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#255
Jan 15, 2013
 
I used H@R Block for 10 years,had to pay every year.Went with tax accountant got back 6000.00.Block sucks and I,m not Bullshiting.
Gus

Newport, NY

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The best Tax Preparer is Jennifer Gilbert, CPA. She owns J Gilbert & Co. She's knowledgeable in all areas of taxation and has close to 20 years experience. Plus she's very personable and easy to do business with. I wouldn't trust my yearly filing to anyone else!

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