How Much Does H & R Block charge To D...
Molly G

Newark, NY

#69 Feb 4, 2010
If you think you got ripped of by H&R, you can amend (change) your tax return 3 years back to collect refund money they overlooked. Find a good accountant, take your old tax records to him (hope you had the sense to keep a copy) and have the accountant look the form over for errors.
Cyggie

United States

#70 Feb 5, 2010
I used H&R Block last year and the guy clearly wasn't up to speed on tax laws. I had to explain to him what form was needed and why and yet it took his supervisor to explain the same thing to him before he 'got it'. My cost was only $70 or $80 but his ineptness could have cost me a grand off my return.
I used Tax Act this year. I made less, got more back, and it only cost about $18 for State and Federal including the e-filing. But if you go this route make sure you pay with a credit card. There is an extra fee to use part of your return to pay for the service.
mIND iT

United States

#71 Feb 7, 2010
Where is the list of charges per form from HR block?
HAHA

Fayetteville, NY

#72 Feb 8, 2010
H&R block employees are not real accountants, and most have no prior experience in Accounting. They do not know all the the exemptions and credits that you can claim. If you have a kid they will rape you. At a CPA firm or a local tax prepare they charge per hour. It does not take long for a professional to do taxes. You guys should call around to get some prices from CPA firms, you will see the difference in what you pay and what you get back.
ryan

Bellevue, WA

#73 Feb 10, 2010
we have always gone to H&R Block to do taxes and assumed it would cost the same about $200 but after seeing an accountant that didn't know the laws with the $7500 first homer grant and adding something last minute it cost us $400....what the.....We didn't get any explanation on what she was doing as well as why the charges were so high????? With this economy this company is robbing people. We will never Ever!! go with this company again!!!
Rbrtpesca

New York, NY

#74 Feb 10, 2010
Why can't anybody answer a simple question of what H & R Block charges to do tax preparaion?
Rbrtpesca

New York, NY

#75 Feb 10, 2010
Why can't the simple question of the fees or prices that are charged by H. & R. Block to do tax preparation?
Susieq

Kenner, LA

#76 Feb 28, 2010
I've used h & r block for the last 2 yrs and they r a little pricey ($419) but even after all the fees I still got 3 times the amount turbo tax used to give me
Do your own taxes

United States

#77 Mar 16, 2010
Just had a negative experience with H&R Block as well. It cost me $525 and if you want insurance to cover their mistakes you have to pay more. It is horrible.
free tax services

Fayetteville, NY

#78 Mar 16, 2010
here is a link to a list of locations you can go to and have your taxes prepared for free, I'm not sure if they will do anything about EZ Form, but most sites will have a number you can call ahead of time.

http://www.otda.state.ny.us/main/reform/VITAs...
customer

New York, NY

#79 Mar 16, 2010
Accountant wrote:
Most local accounts and cpas charge less and have much more experience
yup your right I go to d'agoastino in veron he's 110.00 thats for joint and i'm self employed h r block hires most ne body
Beth

Chicago, IL

#80 Mar 29, 2010
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 can't believe how much you were charged. It doesn't make any sense to me. I thought I was overcharged at $236, but now I see it's even worse for other low-income folks. My relatives all say they never pay more than $40 for a federal return. What gives?
Beth

Chicago, IL

#81 Mar 29, 2010
I'm going to keep looking into this problem. I should just learn about the tax issues I didn't want to deal with this year so I can help myself and other people in the future. This is my first time posting something on a forum, so forgive my mistakes.
PIC

New York, NY

#82 Mar 31, 2010
Just got back from H&R block for the first time. It cost me $700, which is incredible. I too had put my own numbers into TurboTax and got the same result they did. I spent 2 hours with the lady because i have a few rental properties and she couldn't work out how to put them in. I spent most of the time explaining to her how it works.
Like many others on this stream, I urge anyone reading this not to ever go to H&R block. They charge money for every form filled in which in some cases requires the tax person to type in a couple of numbers or put a yes or no in.
Oh well, we live and learn!
Just Me

Flagstaff, AZ

#83 Apr 6, 2010
I highly recommend you amend your last 2 years of tax returns then to get those credits.
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.
Just Me

Flagstaff, AZ

#84 Apr 6, 2010
Thank you!! Yes, these fees are all explained up front.. and fees broken down and explained. I've even left H&R Block after I decided not to have my taxes prepared because of cost... and they were very friendly and gave me my forms back.

Law of supply and demand... I suspect you wait until the last minute, you are going to pay accordingly. I've seen people stuffed in these offices waiting to get their taxes done. Usualy those who complain are those who owe.*LOL* Those who owe are also usually the last to file. Sad to say, but true. No one is obligated to pay the fee they charge. That was explained to me right from the get-go when I sat down with a tax pro. My experiences were positive. I'll continue to go to my tax pro :)
taxprep wrote:
I used to work for Jackson Hewitt and I would tell people up front if the tax prep fee was too high you are under no obligation to file with us. My boss had no problem with this and I suspect H&R Block has a similar policy. The fees are very high ($200+) for taxpayers with a lot of forms especially EIC. Plus if you want your refund fast (refund anticipation loan) that will cost you. But these fees are explained and no one is twisting anyone's arm to pay them. There are cheaper or free alternatives but people want their refunds fast. Low income people with no common sense often got refunds of $4000-$8000 and paid fees up to $400. Makes me sick watching where my tax dollars are being spent.
Jake

Syracuse, NY

#85 Apr 6, 2010
Rob wrote:
You can go to taxfreedom.com and u can do your tax there for free...Y pay hefty price for H&R fee. You will get your refund w/in 2 wks.
yeah but most people are too stupid to fill out the online forms themselves, or they dont think it will be that easy
Yankee

United States

#86 Apr 6, 2010
Bob wrote:
What is the cost please
HRB charges per form required. Plus a preparation fee. Plus filing fees for each return. In addition, they will do their darndest to "supersize" your experience by trying to sell you outrageously overpriced Loan Anticipation Refunds and other products.The cost is high, in my opinion. It is a LOT higher than getting some decent software and doing your taxes yourself.

I hope that helps.
Yankee

United States

#87 Apr 6, 2010
Jake wrote:
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yeah but most people are too stupid to fill out the online forms themselves, or they dont think it will be that easy
Doing it yourself online, or with a purchased software program, is no more difficult than sitting there in the booth at HRB or JH and answering all their questions. You're answering the questions and supplying the information anyway -- why not fill in the computer screens yourself and save yourself a BOATLOAD of money ?
Jake

Syracuse, NY

#88 Apr 6, 2010
Yankee wrote:
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Doing it yourself online, or with a purchased software program, is no more difficult than sitting there in the booth at HRB or JH and answering all their questions. You're answering the questions and supplying the information anyway -- why not fill in the computer screens yourself and save yourself a BOATLOAD of money ?
No Sh*t, but like i said... most people are too stupid to do that.

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