Tax Software Giveaway: H&R Block At Home

H&R Block contacted me to help give away six copies of their H&R Block At Home tax preparation software (formerly TaxCut). Specifically, you will get a free code for H&R Block At Home Premium edition ($49.95 retail value), the level above Deluxe, which has added guidance for the self-employed (Schedule C) and those with rental income (Schedule E). Federal E-file is included. State filing is $34.95 extra.

First, please consider my other H&R Block At Home findings:

  • Amazon.com has H&R Block At Home Deluxe Federal + Federal E-File + State for $24.99. State E-file looks to be another $19.95 extra. (If you are willing to download directly onto your computer, it’s only $21.99. Here are the direct download links for Windows or Mac.) Premium is $44.77.
  • If you are okay with mail-in rebates, you can get H&R Block Deluxe bundled with some anti-virus software for $20 + $2 shipping, and get a $20 prepaid VISA card via rebate at TigerDirect. I couldn’t get the rebate form to download.
  • Until February 15th, you can visit a physical H&R Block location and get your return done for free, but only if you qualify for a 1040-EZ. (No itemized deductions, no dependents, no capital gains.) Otherwise, you’ll have to pay significantly more than the DIY software. Considering the 1040-EZ is only like a page long, if you qualify your taxes should pretty easy to do yourself anyway.
  • You can save 25% off all the online versions here.

If you’d like to be entered for the giveaway, just leave a comment with a valid e-mail below by 11:59pm Pacific on Tuesday, February 15th. Name not necessary. I’ll randomly pick 6 winners and contact you via e-mail.

Comments

  1. I’ll give it a try.

  2. Thanks for the posting. I’ll give it a try.

  3. Death and Taxes… might as well save money on one of them =)

  4. I’ll try as well

  5. Thanks for putting this up. Would love a shot.

  6. I’d like to be entered for the giveaway.

  7. I’d like one, thanks

  8. should be similar to turbo tax wouldn’t mind checking it out

  9. I’d like to have one, too. Thank you.

  10. Tis the season… for taxes.

    I plan on filing my federal return for free using Free File Fillable Forms (unless I happen to win). My state return will be paper – my state makes it easy with an auto-calculating PDF.

  11. Thanks! This would help a lot.

  12. I’m in it to win it! Pick me! Pick me!

  13. Hi, really like your blog and would love to be entered in the draw for the Tax software.

  14. I have used TaxCut online version for many years, now my tax return will be more complex. I would love to have this version. Thanks

  15. WOULD LOVE TO WIN ONE!!

  16. I’d love to become my own accountant.

  17. I would appreciate it!

  18. I’d like to try this.

  19. I HOPE I CAN GET THIS SOFTWARE, never tried TaxCut, alsways used turbo tax.

  20. I would love to win!

  21. Yes! H&R Block FTW!

  22. Sure could use a copy of this software!

  23. Yes, would love to win one

  24. Sign me up please.

  25. I am in for one.

  26. Chip Alexander says:

    Please include me in the H&R Block At Home software drawing. Thanks!

    Chip

  27. I would like to give a try. Thanks a lot!

  28. Sure, normally a TurboTax user, but what the heck, I’m in!

  29. Sure, I’ll try. I need the sched C and Rental forms

  30. wow. This could not have come at a better time. Just penciled in next weekend as a Tax filing weekend. would love to win here

  31. Give it to me! I love taxes. Yes. Really.

  32. would love to try it
    would even be willing to let readers know how it compares to a professional CPA preparation of the same return too…

  33. Nikunj Patel says:

    I am in. I will use it for sure.

  34. I would like to enter!

    Good luck to everyone!

  35. Here’s my entry..

  36. I want one!!!!!!

  37. James Slager says:

    I’d love to enter – count me in!

  38. i would like to try it. thank you.

  39. i’d like to enter as well

  40. count me in!! Thanks

  41. Sweet! I’d give them a try.

  42. I’d love to win. I’m all about cheaper tax filing!

  43. Me too, count me in!

  44. oh oh pick me pick me! =)

  45. I’d like to enter! Thanks!

  46. I like turbotax but would try this version of H&R Block for free. Still searching for TurboTax Business 2010 trial/free edition!

  47. I am in it to win it!

  48. I guess Spring and April 15 will be here before we know it.

  49. It’s that time of the year again… Tax time….

  50. I’d love a free copy of this software. I was planning on using their online service, but having everything local would be great.

  51. I’d like to enter.

    Thanks!

  52. come on, let me win one of these! thanks for the chance!

  53. Would love a free copy!

  54. Please sign me up

  55. I would like to be entered

  56. I really appreciate if I could get this. Thanks Jonathan

  57. Thanks, I am in

  58. I’m feeling lucky…

  59. Dapper_Don says:

    nice! i would love to win one!

  60. I would love to win a copy! I read your blog daily and love every minute of it!

  61. Lindsay Ex says:

    I’m in too! Pick me:-)

  62. This is just what I need, hope I get picked! Thanks!

  63. Cool…I’m in!

  64. Pls count me in. I love H&R Block.

  65. I’d like to enter please.

  66. I need one. thanks!

  67. Sign me up! Thanks.

  68. Please enter me too. Thanks.

  69. I never win giveaways but that does not stop me from trying.

  70. Please enter me in the giveaway! Thanks :)

  71. I would like to enter please.

  72. I’d like to enter to win the giveaway. thanks for the chance.

  73. I’d like to enter! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  74. Elizabeth Slager says:

    We’d love to have TaxCut Premium – we had a rental last year and not sure to use a CPA or not.

  75. Sure, why not? Thanks Jonathan!

  76. Count me in for the giveaway.

  77. In. thanks jonathan

  78. Bala Ramakrishnan says:

    I could use one

  79. I’d use it for sure.

  80. My Money Mess says:

    Oh great! I see this post several days after I purchase a copy!

  81. Organic Way says:

    I guess i am winning…

  82. I am IN for giveaway!!!

  83. Please consider me for the giveaway. I am a long time reader of your blog who checks daily for new posts. Thanks Jonathan.

  84. Did someone say give away….I’m in

  85. thanks for entering me

  86. (waving hands and jumping up and down) Pick me, pick me!

  87. Count me in! I have been following your blog, thank you for sharing valuable information with everyone.

  88. Sign me up! Thanks Jonathan.

  89. I’d love to get a copy. Thanks

  90. Thanks! I’ve been doing my taxes for two years now.

  91. lynn barna says:

    I would love to win this!! It would help out alot, as I have to file mine, my husbands and my deceased mothers this year! Thanks!!

  92. Manicandan says:

    Hope I get one! :)

  93. Great giveaway – Thanks!

  94. Hope I Win! Thanks.

  95. I never win anything. I’ll give it a try. Thanks.

  96. This would help me with the tax filing for my wife’s self-employed business for her Super Allergy Girl – Allergy and Celiac Cookbook. Thanks!

  97. Keep me in the running.

  98. great stuffs to work with. I really need it.

  99. I really wish I could win. Keeping my fingers crossed… Thanks!!!

  100. I’ll take one. Thanks.

  101. Count me in. :D

  102. I can use it…thanks

  103. This software would be very helpful.

  104. Thank you very much!

  105. Robert Parker says:

    Good timing – looking for a program for 2010.

  106. I’ll give it a try. Count me in. Thank you, Sir!

  107. Why not me. Tax time …yeh…
    Thanks

  108. Long time fan of your blog! I hope I win one.

  109. Would love a copy!

  110. Throwing my hat in the ring as well.

  111. Gotta love lucky draws :)

  112. Fingers crossed

  113. Sounds like a great deal! Would love to win it.

  114. I could use this for sure!

  115. I’m in. Thank you

  116. Thanks for finding all these deals. Count me in!

  117. Sounds like a good deal! Thanks.

  118. Pick me, Pick me!

  119. sign me up, been using this for years.

  120. Count me in. Would be interesting to compare the premium features compared to delux which I’ve used in the past.

  121. lets see how this goes

  122. Never used H&R Block before. Thanks for the opportunity!

  123. count me in, thank you for considering

  124. Thanks! Love your blog.

  125. Pick me please!

  126. Would love to give it a try! Love your blog.. ;)

  127. Steven Brandt says:

    Great Job, I’m in for a chance.

  128. In for 1, hopefully, thanks.

  129. would like one, thanks!

  130. Anita Graf says:

    Please enter me in the drawing! LOOOOOOVE your blog, btw.

  131. Me, me, pick me!

  132. Cool, Thanks, Rick

  133. Appreicate your blog. It’s been helpful. Thanks.

  134. ok, add me to the list … better chances than the lotto and free entry doesn’t hurt either

  135. I would like to win one.

  136. sign me up, please!

  137. It will be a great opportunity for me to try out the H&R Block Tax Software this year if I won. Thanks for the chances.

  138. Count me in! BTW loved the Chase/CO promotion you posted months back.

  139. Yes please. Thanks!

  140. I’d like one, thanks!

  141. I’d like to get one, definitely!

  142. I have never won anything like this, but I’ll give it a shot.. :-)

  143. Wow=what a list of names.
    I was going to give it a try,so yes a free one would be nice.

  144. sign me up, please.

  145. Yes, please! Thanks.

  146. I’m interested, throw my big name into the basket. Thanks!

  147. can you add me to your awesome drawing!
    anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

  148. I’ll toss my name into the hat

  149. I’d love to be one of the winners!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  150. Here’s my entry

  151. Amarjit Sharma says:

    I will give it a try as well.

  152. This would really help me out if I won. Thanks for the chance.

  153. Thanks for all that you do!

  154. I will give it a try.

  155. Best way to do Taxes…..free

  156. My entry, thank you!

  157. Please sign me up for this one. Thanks!

  158. I’d like to be considered for the giveaway too, please!

  159. Here’s my entry for the free income tax filer. Most of the free filing software is now very limited in what they do for free…think it should be called filing inflation….

    Thanks for all your ideas and thoughts…they are definitely helpful

  160. This would be great to try. Thanks for all your posts!

  161. Love the blog! Wouldn’t mind getting a free copy of that software–might take some of the sting out of having to do my taxes…

  162. Hope I’m one of the lucky 6!!!

  163. I’m in for this drawing. Thanks, Jonathan!

  164. I need to try one of these packages to DIY instead of going to the office this year.

  165. I like H&R block, hopefully I going to be lucky to get a free copy. Thanks!

  166. Hope I win. Thanks for the opportunity.

  167. Love your blog and would definitely love the free tax software.

  168. I’d like one. Thanks!

  169. I’m in. I enjoy your blog, btw.

  170. Please sign me up. Thanks!

  171. I’d like to be put in the drawing for a copy of H&R Block at home. I love free stuff! Thanks.

  172. Thank you for the opportunity to win a free tax software to reduce risk of tax audit :) haha

  173. Thanks for the Tax Software Giveaway: H&R Block At Home

  174. This is exciting, thanks for the opportunity.

  175. Cool!! Thanks for your site and the opportunity!! Pick me Pick me…

  176. I’m feeling lucky!

  177. Dreaded taxes!!!!

  178. Hi. Please enter me for the drawing for the tax software. Thank you.

  179. Enter me for the drawing!

  180. Add me to the list too. Thanks.

  181. I never tried TaxCut, let’s see if this could be the first time.

  182. Hi, I am interested in the giveaway!!

  183. Good Deal! Thanks (great blog by the way)…

  184. Thanks for the giveaway. Long time reader of your blog and still loving it! Keep up the great writing and info!

  185. I would like to win, free stuff is great!

  186. The first year that I’ll need a non-basic version of tax software!

  187. Thanks so much! This would be great!

  188. Just had an interesting experience doing my taxes with H&R Block free file. Everything went smoothly with the filing process until the IRS rejected my return because my birth date did match the one on file with Social Security. Never e-filed before so never had this problem. Turns out Social Security had the month and year of my birth on record but not the day of the month! In all these years they never tried to contact me about this, and the issue never came up before. Had to drive down to the nearest Social Security office with my birth certificate and photo ID in order to fix this. It will take 1 to 2 weeks for the correction to reach the IRS database if I’m lucky. This will hold up the refund I’m due from my state income tax since H&R Block will not submit the state return until the federal one goes through. Such fun!

  189. Jumping into the mix…thanks!

  190. thanks for your effort! I am in

  191. Never won anything; worth a shot.

  192. Count me in, thanks.

  193. +1 for me, thanks

  194. Thank you!………..

  195. Thank you, and good luck to everyone.

  196. Many Thanks!….

  197. Great deal, thanks alot! :)

  198. Thanks–add one more to the list of hopefuls.

  199. holding my thumbs

  200. Worth a shot, thanks!

  201. I would be interested in the software.

  202. Hope I got in before the deadline. I enjoy the blog and the great information that is presented.

  203. I like to win things. Is there a comparison between HR and TurboTax?

  204. Thanks for all the entries! The contest is now closed, and I will pick the winners tonight.