New Hartford, NY

#500 Feb 4, 2014
AND make sure you take them...
Been there2

Utica, NY

#501 Feb 5, 2014
MuchSmarterThanThisOne wrote:
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I couldn't agree more. Thanks for sharing. Most people would be surprised how easy it is to do yourself, but lack the confidence in themselves to even attempt it.
Agree. Doing your taxes is not rocket science. I paid an EXCELLENT preparer at H&R Block $600 last year for mine because I had extenuating circumstances, divorce, sale of home etc. they charge by the form and other complicated stuff so it adds up. but every other year I have used TurboTax or Taxcut which are excellent programs to walk you right through it. Easy! The programs are $50 at BJ's, Staples etc. it's worth it to try, and if you still lack confidence when done, you could go to H&R for a review. MOST Americans have Very simple tax situations that can be easily handled on their computer with TurboTax.

Moscow, ID

#502 Feb 8, 2014
poopy caca
Did them

Syracuse, NY

#503 Feb 9, 2014
They did a nice job.

United States

#504 Feb 10, 2014
What do you do if you started filing taxes at h and r block but didn't have all of your W2 papers and had to wait to get all of those together to finish it. Could you just have them cancel and get the W2's they are holding onto back? This is the first time I've ever had to do this and I have absolutely no clue what I'm doing
Frederick Reynolds

Utica, NY

#505 Feb 10, 2014
Let's state the facts. H&R Block does NOT charge based on your income, or the amount of your refund. They indeed charge on the number of forms that need to be filed on your behalf. There are many good do-it-yourself Tax Programs out there, however fully 60% of the people that use them end up leaving more money on the table then they would have paid a Tax Pro in the first place. Have you seen the Block "Get Your Billion Back America" TV ads? With that said, all Block Tax Prep Pros have extensive training, and many are licensed by the IRS. How do I know all this? I've worked at the Mohawk Street H&R Block office for 14 years. Say what you want, but now you have the facts.

Cherry Hill, NJ

#506 Feb 11, 2014
I was charged over 400. It is outrageous!! Got back 1600 after fees only 1100 . Something is wrong here. My last year going to HR Block.
pisd off

Sherwood, AR

#507 Feb 14, 2014
h and r is a ripoff we got back 3100 last year and somehow made 5000 more this year and had to pay 425 plus h and r charged us 400 what a joke i am going back to turbotax

Edinboro, PA

#508 Feb 14, 2014
I used h&r block last year 2013 and they charged me over $400 and it took over 14 days to get my return . I used turbo tax this year 2014 and my federal return was free and I payed $25 for my sate return and I got my federal return back in 10 11 day . I will use turbo tax for my taxes for now on . Turbo tax is faster and it is a lot better and very easy to do you own taxes .

Utica, NY

#509 Feb 15, 2014
going to h&r block is akin to asking the IRS to do your taxes. Get a guy willing to get you everything you are entitled too.

Tacoma, WA

#510 Feb 15, 2014
Jim wrote:
I pad $400 last year at H&R Block....its based on what your income is and what amount your return is.....take the other guys it yourself or find a local accountant.
What you said is incorrect and highly illegal

Lexington, KY

#512 Feb 17, 2014
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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I think you misread, they were charged $400 by H&R Block, that wasn't there return.

Saint Louis, MO

#513 Feb 17, 2014
I paid $333 this year for them to prepare mine & I have no idea what for. They don't give you an itemized bill so there is no "paying attention to your bill" & I am NOT self employed & didn't even itemize. I will do them myself from now on!!
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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Genesee st

Utica, NY

#514 Feb 18, 2014
Frederick you should be ashamed of yourself. The tax preparation giants prey on those who need their refund yesterday by pushing refund anticipation loans. You overcharge people to simply get money they are owed. Most dont know any better. Fact is, these products will be outlawed soon in every state. Not soon enough. You could have all the experience in the world but the products you peddle is where the problem lies.

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

#515 Feb 18, 2014
They suck never go back there they charche me 300$

Utica, NY

#516 Feb 18, 2014
Does cretin get a refund living on welfare ?
blue print cretin

New York, NY

#518 Feb 18, 2014
wasamassercretin wrote:
Does cretin get a refund living on welfare ?
He claims all his 20 brotha sista cuz.
Larry Handiman Josheph

United States

#519 Feb 18, 2014
blue print cretin wrote:
<quoted text> He claims all his 20 brotha sista cuz.
The cameltoe! You can see it from space!

To all potential investors in Utica: Stay away, if you don't like a lowlife police state making KKK jokes leave! NOBODY DARES attack the upstate lawsuit-prone police! The Utica NY Police under Mayor Robert Palmieri and Chief Mark Williams have an online contingent that patrols Facebook and Topix all day responding to any valid posts with race baiting.

Now the head racist is posting from "Buffalo, NY".

If you make a Topix post that offends their puffychest self-delusions of grandeur or "glory" they will bury it with these racist posts as you clearly see here. Try it yourself to verify it! Again this is by their own admission the work [via proxy] of the "Friends" lawsuit-prone Utica NY Police under Mayor Robert Palmieri and Chief Mark Williams. They are cowards posting race-fits to hide their own deeds from public online discourse. Period.

Also, this forum is infested with ignorant, unsophisticated, largely illiterate lowlife CNY people. They are ignorant, combative, annoying and ultra thin skinned. A well-known example:

"It truly is all they know. I would really like to see them in a negotiation process.

Outsider " I think it's only worth 1.1 million"

Typical utican " well you're a loser and your fat wh ore mother is on welfare so go give a rim job to another black you homo!!!"

Typical words found in UPD/CNY Cheerleader [aka "Analcretintalker"] Spam posts are "BLUEPRINTS" "ENGINEER" "SREGGIN", "Cretin", Cliffy/Clifford, "wh ore", and "welfare", usually ALL CAPS.

They are saying: "Stay away, its none of your business. We have ALL the answers and don't need outsiders looking in laughing at our disasters and economic failure at the hands of lowlife politicians and pubic officials! If We don't need you or your money. We are ignorant and obsessive here. You should have nothing to do with CNY. Stay in your progressive enlightened villages and cities because we don't want you. No one here has the intelligence, education, or cultural maturity to support any high paying jobs you may think you could bring to this area. Save your selves. Leave Utica alone to eat our own young and mind your own business cupcake."

That's Utica! Where even the Comets Hockey is on the Oneida Co.$2.5M Friends & Family Plan™ welfare!
That guy

Saint Louis, MO

#520 Feb 19, 2014
If you haven't figured it out by now DO NOT USE HR BLOCK they suck. Used them in the past and totally not worth it. You will get almost the same number by filing electronically yourself. If you want to spend some money for peace of mind use a CPA. That is all hope you figure things out.

United States

#521 Feb 21, 2014
brown pants wrote:
I did my taxes on Turbo Tax this year. The advertising says it's free, which it is if you're only filing your federal return. But they charge $25 to file your state taxes. Then, if you're not careful, they will slip in an additional $30 fee if you choose to apply the $25 state filing fee to your return payment. In this case you end up paying nearly $60 to file your federal and state taxes using their "free" service.
H&R Block was the same way, but I think I ended up paying maybe $65 to use their online filing service (I don't think it was ever advertised as being free, however). The only thing I can say about Turbo Tax being better is that it is easier to use and navigate than H&R Block's system. I went with Turbo Tax this year all because of something H&R Block did last year which I thought was manipulative. They sent me a deceitful email last January informing me that I had all of my W2's and I was ready to Efile. Thing is, once I had finished doing my taxes on the same day that I recieved that email, I remembered that I had not recieved a W2 for one week of work that I did in the beginning of 2007 which I earned $500 for. That W2 arrived the next day and it was too late to add it to my tax return because I had already filed. It wouldn't have made too much of a difference...but still.
I got a bigger return this year using Turbo Tax. Part of this is because I retroactively recieved my stimulus 2008 payment from George Bush. I assumed I never recieved it because I am a lifelong democrat and the republicans knew they couldn't buy my vote. Who knows? I am just happy to have finally gotten it. I need the windfall more than ever now as I just got gouged by overdraft fees from my bank and astronomical heating bills this winter.
Demisecraps are dumbasses

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