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H&R Block At Home Deluxe+State eFile FREE *it's back*, Premium+State Program $19.95

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Last Edited by estoyloco February 9, 2013 at 05:35 AM
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This post includes an ISO made from H&R Block CD in mail program, it is not pirated or illegal.
In fact both the disc cover and installation states "pass it along to a friend" or "Pass the savings on to friends and family!"
You also do not get any keys with this ISO. What this does it allows you to install and purchase H&R Block At Home at a promotion price.

You do get a personalized KEY in your email from H&R after you purchase.

TO ALL:

The original promotion Deluxe for $4.95, Deluxe+State Program for $9.95, Premium for $19.95 is reported to be still working.
$.95 Deluxe+State is reported to be still working.
FREE Deluxe+State efile is reported to be still working
See post 563 for instructions
Note: You may have to disable your LAN during some of the processes, if you keep getting offer expired message. Just reconnect before you click the "Register/Purchase" button.


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As originally posted - To get Premium+State Program for $19.95, Deluxe+State Program for $9.95, Deluxe for $4.95
Download the ISO at: http://sdrv.ms/Txu9nT
Unzip it to a folder, mount it, or burn it to a CD
Once you get to the product select screen and where you fill out your order details (name, address, payment, etc.)
Press the X to close out the application.
It will prompt you for a $5 off offer if you accept to buy

To get Deluxe or Deluxe+State Program for $.95
Download the ISO at: http://sdrv.ms/Txu9nT
Unzip it to a folder
Follow steps in post 74

To get Deluxe+State eFile for FREE
Download the ISO at: http://sdrv.ms/Txu9nT
Unzip it to a folder
Follow steps in post 391
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Last Edited by disk March 7, 2013 at 10:10 AM
Quote from copierguy View Post :
These people are the ones who made me hesitant to post the original $0.95 instructions. Any deal they can kill, they will kill. Lets say you absolutely did not trust the ISO originally posted, why not just hang out and wait with your code until the deal dies and THEN CALL and ask for a copy of the application. No, call immediately and see how quickly you can kill the deal for others. Of course, while on hold killing the deal, post a question that has been posted 10 times before and you could get an answer to by searching the thread.

The one thing that the callers may have confirmed for us is that registration is being held up somewhere. Yes, you can do the free deal but the code never gets emailed to you and apparently their support folks don't have record of it which makes me think they have put a little hold on fully completing the registration. Not to create a scare but they may have put the brakes on registration so that they can review everything. I would say until you get that email and the "purchase" shows up in their system you can not be assured you have a working key come time to file your taxes.

Nope. $0.95 option is still working. (20:18, 1/4/2013). EXPRIED as of 0600 05JAN13

Deal for the free version is back on again, see post #563. (20:55 EST, 1/4/2013)
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I hate to do this since I know someone will have to kill it but here goes. Its on again...

The free one still works with a little trick. Change the XML file as detailed (post #391) and then before you actually run TCAUTO.EXE disable your network controller or just remove the cable which gives you internet access. Open a web browser and make sure the connection is gone. Now, run TCAUTO.EXE. When the video comes up about the free app, click on the link for the free one and then enter your details. Before you click the Register link, reconnect to the internet and confirm you are connected by opening a web browser. The H&R Block software will offer to upsell you the higher version, skip that and then continue on to get a confirmation of your free "purchase". Just did this at about 8:40PM EST. Got the email a few minutes after confirming the "purchase".
from Wichard20 in post #627...
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hey all....do at your own risk but anyone who has ran the software before and can not get the register screen (the install screen comes up instead) to come up to sign up for a free key again....

open up your registry and delete HKCU\Software\GoDirect

Only delete the GoDirect key. Once deleted I got the register screen again. I pulled up process explorer and went through and found all the files/registry keys the tcauto.exe would access. Took some searching but this one was the ticket. You still need to prevent internet access for the screen to come up. Once you signup, you can signup again if you need another key once you delete that registry key.


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How to get it free ... detailed instructions
Got HR Deluxe (State+Fed) for FREE. Confirmed working.

Hopefully this helps someone:
1. Download the ISO (Thanks OP, http://sdrv.ms/Txu9nT)
2. Download 7-Zip (thanks to estoyloco)
3. Extract ISO to a folder on your desktop. Name the folder Block (just an example) (thanks to copierguy)
4. Unhide files and folder if needed. (thanks to copierguy)
7. Go to Block folder and open Folder XML
8. Rename "application.xml" to "application_old.xml"
9. Paste the attached file "application.zip" in the folder XML and unzip the file in the XML folder(Thanks to pacohaas in Post 391, http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=56606602&postcount=391)
10. Disconnect Internet (Thanks to copierguy in Post 563)
11. Now run tcauto.exe (Right-Click 'Run as administrator' if Win7)
12. Close the demo video, select the free option, fill in your details (thanks to copierguy)
13. Before you click "Register", connect to Internet and check by opening a webpage (thanks to copierguy)
14. Click register, ignore upsell, and Done! (thanks to copierguy)
15. If you want more than one key, run "regedit", go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\GoDirect and delete "GoDirect" (http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=56634910&postcount=627)
16. Restart from step 10.

I think it might be time to call this one. Confirmation emails are not coming out and the "purchases" are not showing up in support systems on the H&R side. Obviously I cannot confirm time of death here but all signs are pointing in that direction. My last attempt to confirm the free deal worked and got me a code but no email from 21:00EST 1/5/2013.

Emails just started rolling in for orders from ~24/25 hours ago. This may well still be on.

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H&R Block At Home Deluxe+State eFile FREE (check out the latest information in Wiki and the thread)
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FREE State e-file options for 2012 Tax Return
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To Install HR Block on a second computer:

Quote from edog11 View Post :
You can run tcauto then click on help center(upper right of screen). This will give an option to install on 2nd PC. Click on that and enter activation ID and last 4 digits of credit card used to purchase(if it was free enter 0000).
However if you do not have your activation ID you will not be able to do this. I did not get an activation ID in my e-mail and was unable to look it up using last four digits of credit card as 0000. Also, H&R Block won't let you run their installer directly, instead saying "Please use TCAuto.exe to install H&R Block tax software." To bypass this go to the installers directory on the CD and run the following command as administrator:
Code:
HRBlock_Deluxe+Efile+State_2012_CD.exe /vRun=/DTS
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#1111
Has anyone been able to download two state files instead of just one? Thanks.
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Quote from wreptyle View Post :
I'm sorry if this is covered before, but this thread is huge Frown I bought the $.95 version. Installed successfully, but now I want to install on separate computer. tcauto prompts me to buy it again. Any way I can just get the installer to the program? I already have the key code and activation key.
You can run tcauto then click on help center(upper right of screen). This will give an option to install on 2nd PC. Click on that and enter activation ID and last 4 digits of credit card used to purchase(if it was free enter 0000).
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Quote from edog11 View Post :
You can run tcauto then click on help center(upper right of screen). This will give an option to install on 2nd PC. Click on that and enter activation ID and last 4 digits of credit card used to purchase(if it was free enter 0000).
I ended up going with the "free" method. However, thank you for the help! I will try it if I need it on another computer. Repped.
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#1114
Just finished my federal and state returns, and e-filed my federal (already accepted by the IRS) without any issues. Thanks again, OP!
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#1115
Anyone have any success in installing a different state after uninstalling h&r block? I filed my fed + virginia part year (end up having to mail it in..) and now am trying to finish up my boyfriend's tax returns. I uninstalled h&r block, deleted registry key, reinstalled, registered under his name so new codes.. but when we get to the state screen it keeps trying to charge $39.95 for another state. When I go to Tools to check the reinstall list it still have VA in the list. How does it know VA was installed on this computer before? Is there a separate place it installs the state files to? I wasn't even able to efile it.. should've just done his first then filled mine in manually.
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#1116
I tried the free federal + state e-file method and it worked.

Now I feel like I wasted $25 for getting it through Amazon to file the first 5 tax returns.
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#1117
I have a key for the free state e-file but it only gave me the CD Key option for federal and wants to charge me for state e-file, any ideas? I had to download a new copy from H&R Block because I reinstalled my OS and they gave me a new key (but I used my old one with free state e-file).

Should I just bite the bullet and then ask for a refund from them?
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#1118
If I buy a key now or generate a free key, will the key and software be valid for next year's tax return (if I do not use it this year)? Never used H&R before.
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#1119
For anyone who has not received there refund yet and filed with Form 8863, which is used for claiming educational credits.

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/taxw...urn-snafu/

Not such a good deal for me after all.
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Quote from GaryReno View Post :
For anyone who has not received there refund yet and filed with Form 8863, which is used for claiming educational credits.

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/taxwatch/2013/03/16/hr-block-apologizes-for-tax-return-snafu/

Not such a good deal for me after all.
I submitted my Federal taxes on 2/27, supposedly 5 days after the 2/22 date that caused problems for prior filers - according to the article. My return contained Education Credits Form 8863 as well as Form 8582 Passive Activity Loss Limitations. I received an email notification on the same day as my filing stating that the IRS could not process Form 8582 until sometime in the first week of March.
Then, on 3/4 I received notice that the IRS had accepted my return. On 3/12 my return was automatically deposited in my bank account.

I got lucky it seems.
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Quote from Misera View Post :
Anyone have any success in installing a different state after uninstalling h&r block? I filed my fed + virginia part year (end up having to mail it in..) and now am trying to finish up my boyfriend's tax returns. I uninstalled h&r block, deleted registry key, reinstalled, registered under his name so new codes.. but when we get to the state screen it keeps trying to charge $39.95 for another state. When I go to Tools to check the reinstall list it still have VA in the list. How does it know VA was installed on this computer before? Is there a separate place it installs the state files to? I wasn't even able to efile it.. should've just done his first then filled mine in manually.
I'm in the same boat, I wonder if you (or anyone else) have figure out how to re-install a second state?
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Quote from cak165 View Post :
I'm in the same boat, I wonder if you (or anyone else) have figure out how to re-install a second state?
Likewise. Looks like to file a second state they want $40 from me, is there a workaround? Otherwise I might try and do it using taxcut or something free/reduced or even by hand. Grrr.
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#1123
Installing free version worked without a hitch!
Thanks to all, who figured this out!
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#1124
The free version worked fine for me!! Thanks to all that figured this out.
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#1125
I just did mine online here.. 100% Free.. No downloads or hassles..
http://www.thebeehive.org/money/p...ree-online
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