How Much Does H & R Block charge To D...
H and r is a ripoff

Davenport, IA

#390 Mar 13, 2013
250 dollars for a basic 1099.My kid got ripped of.He collected unemployment for last year
Kay

Peoria, AZ

#391 Mar 13, 2013
I went to h&r today and they were going to charge me 450$ and I'm not even getting money back! I decided not to file with them in the end. Will they charge me even though because I was with them for 2 hours? I just can't justify paying them that much. I did sign something but what she told me I was signing, was that all information is given to the best of my ability. She didn't mention I would be charged regardless. Does anyone know if I should expet a bill from them in the mail.
Jeanne M

Brooklyn, NY

#392 Mar 15, 2013
karma police wrote:
Do it yourself, its simple and its free if your agi is under 31,000.
www.irs.gov go to the freefile section there is a list of websites
The majority of folks here are saying, "do it yourself", but is it really possible to do it yourself, and not make major errors on the form(s), so that you won't get in big trouble with the IRS? Thanks.
P.S. For the software forms listed, will they let you know when you make a mistake, or catch the errors before you've finished the forms?
Michael Lebedovych

Brooklyn, NY

#393 Mar 21, 2013
wow, look at all the comments!
I have my accounting office and as you can imagine, now is the busiest time of the year with tax returns. I knew that h7r and other tax offices charge alot but did not know that they charged that much!

I have been in this practice for over 4 years- sure, I am new to it, but I have many clients and they all come back the year after- all happy.

No matter how many w-2s you have, if no schedule C, A, E... the return will cost you about $100- no more that that for sure.

I have clients with rental income- I charge $160.
Clients with schedule C from $1300-$170.
I can not record in my head if I had an income tax return for individual that cost over 250. In my career, except for business returns, the highest personal tax return charge I had was $250.00 but the client had everything- 1099, school credits, rental income, royalty, schedule A, gain and loss....
If you guys need help.......
Michael Lebedovych

Brooklyn, NY

#394 Mar 21, 2013
That is the things with doing it yourself- If you buy one of those programs ($50) i believe.... it is a great investment but what I have learned over the years is that not all the credits might be calculated for you. I started working with one of those programs and was really happy until I purchased a program for 5k- the difference in credits and refund was about 120$. its not a big difference but if you are counting every penny in this economy, I think you are better of paying $100 per return but know that someone took everything they could, signed the return and e-filed it. but def. not for price h&r charges- way too much
Too Much

New York, NY

#396 Mar 21, 2013
Save youself some money and agrevation...buy Turbo Tax Delux for 39.00. If you can read just answer the interview questions and it's all done for your. Check and guarenteed. Plus you can e-file free but if you still like the hard copy mail-in way you can just print them out and file by mail. They also give you the probability of being audited and the percentile you are in relation to others with the same perameters.
Dont Be Foolish

Utica, NY

#397 Mar 21, 2013
Go to Utica City Hall on the days they are open. AARP does returns for FREE for EVERYONE! You can also go on Saturdays to the Utica Public Library.
Heather

Chicago, IL

#398 Mar 22, 2013
MDH wrote:
I have to agree with everybody else. I went to H&R Block the last 3 years, I made the same amount of money and only had 1 w-2 every time. They charged me 250.00 and my refund was less than 3,000.This year I used turbo tax and I found out there were 3 credits I could have taken which H&R block never even brought up to me, and this year I recevied 5,000. I highly recommend turbo tax,at least u know every step to go through to get back the largest refund possible.
I filed with H & R block this year. I had 2 1099's and 3 w2s. My tax preparer charged me $350 fee to do my taxes, and I did not get a return. This is the first year I have not gotten a return, and I actually had to pay them $350 which resulted in no return. Thank you H&R block in Oak Lawn on 95th street! Also I made under 20,000 and was a student taking 9 credits at the beginning of the year.:/
joe knows

Stamford, CT

#400 Mar 25, 2013
Not unreasonable at all. First off he had to do all the accounting for your schedule C at a minimum it should cost 1,000. Add schedule E, god knows how many stock transactions, 2 states, and how many times he had to probably open your tax folder I'd say it's fair. NO CPA would do all that for $500. Your looking at a solid day of work to do your taxes. multiply 8hr x 200/hr =$1,600 then all the stuff you forgot to tell us about...phone calls, your sitdown to discuss your return.

HR would have botched the whole thing and you would have gotten audited.
Lil wrote:
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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.
uhHUHyeah

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#401 Mar 27, 2013
You lick balls dumbocrat.... liar
uhHUHyeah

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#402 Mar 27, 2013
Sure Dumbocrat ....you lick balls fosho!
memem

Dover, NJ

#403 Apr 6, 2013
I will Never Use H&R Block again
bubba is retard

Spanish Fork, UT

#405 Apr 9, 2013
Bubba, you say 38 million people don't pay taxes and to join the crowd? thx for f--cking America. Please leave.
dope

Mechanicville, NY

#406 Apr 9, 2013
Bob wrote:
What is the cost please
married filing jointly $155.00 good luck
Shalala

United States

#407 Apr 10, 2013
Kay wrote:
I went to h&r today and they were going to charge me 450$ and I'm not even getting money back! I decided not to file with them in the end. Will they charge me even though because I was with them for 2 hours? I just can't justify paying them that much. I did sign something but what she told me I was signing, was that all information is given to the best of my ability. She didn't mention I would be charged regardless. Does anyone know if I should expet a bill from them in the mail.
Kay, What happened with this? I'm in a similar situation. I prepared my taxes on Turbo Tax but I had some stock questions I weren't sure of. I went in H&R Block to clarify that part of the filing, and she just started taking my information. When I started to explain why I was there, she just said "we'll get to that". She ended up doing my whole return and coming up with exactly what I had already prepared and saying it was $256. I was kind of stupid and thrown off and not clear on whether I had agreed to that charge for the work she's already done, or if I only have to pay if they actually complete and file it? I want to just file my own prepared return and forget about them. Am I on the hook?
alemaze

Creedmoor, NC

#408 Apr 10, 2013
I payed $800 personal and business full of deceiving.I will never go again.
Sucka

Utica, NY

#409 Apr 10, 2013
Shalala wrote:
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Kay, What happened with this? I'm in a similar situation. I prepared my taxes on Turbo Tax but I had some stock questions I weren't sure of. I went in H&R Block to clarify that part of the filing, and she just started taking my information. When I started to explain why I was there, she just said "we'll get to that". She ended up doing my whole return and coming up with exactly what I had already prepared and saying it was $256. I was kind of stupid and thrown off and not clear on whether I had agreed to that charge for the work she's already done, or if I only have to pay if they actually complete and file it? I want to just file my own prepared return and forget about them. Am I on the hook?
Yea, I would say. She 'did' your return. You were there 2 hrs.
Shalala

United States

#410 Apr 11, 2013
Sucka wrote:
<quoted text> Yea, I would say. She 'did' your return. You were there 2 hrs.
One can 'do' any number of things for somebody, but if I don't agree to pay in writing, you're 'doing' it for free.
And just so you know, I received a courtesy call from H&R Block Customer Service last night. When I talked to him about what happened he apologized profusely for her lack of communication and said I did not need to return and did not need to pay.
Kiki

Brooklyn, NY

#411 Apr 13, 2013
I don't know why everyone hates H&R block. I tried to do my own taxes with the help of turbo tax..they told me I OWED $500 to the state. So, I went to H&H block. Cost me $80 (single, no dependents), I was in and out in 15 min and I had my maximum return in my back account within a month.
lhavro

Killeen, TX

#412 Apr 13, 2013
You can't trust all the CPAs or any tax preparers (such as H&R Block) to do your tax filing completely. You need to know some basic information like what is deductible and what is not. A thorough interview needs to be conducted (answer some personal questions) prior to filing taxes. I don't file any income taxes for anyone unless I do an interview. I've been doing tax filing for 4 years and all my clients are happy customers.

Also, I'm a CPA with a bachelor's and a master's degrees in accounting; however, my education from the universities didn't prepare me to file Federal or any State income taxes. I took 120 hours of extra training on my own before I started my tax filing business. CPAs are not specialized in tax filing unless they take extra training besides the regular accounting courses. Be aware!

Regarding to fees....there's no standard chart to follow. H&R Block uses a computing system that tells the preparer how much to charge based on the forms they use. If you go to a CPA who has a fancy office and employees, prepare to pay more. I work from home so I charge much less than my CPA associates.

To sum it up. Get to know some basic tax info. Ask your tax preparer questions (if they tell you it's not deductible, ask them why), and do not sign your 1040 unless you know what it's being done. Keep in mind, even someone else does your tax filing, you are still liable for every info sent to IRS or the State you live in - because you are the one who gives the preparer that info.

A good tax preparer (doesn't have to be a CPA) can maximize your tax return for you, but a poor educated preparer (even a CPA) can also get you in auditing with IRS.

Good luck to all.

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