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

estoyloco 2,086 1,546 January 2, 2013 at 07:35 PM in Home & Home Improvement (7)
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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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TaxACT 2012 Ultimate Bundle (included fed+state efile) $11.90 online version
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TaxACT 2012 online and offline version FREE (with NO limitation and restriction). Free Fed e-file included.
http://slickdeals.net/f/5821388-FEDERAL-TAX-E-File-for-FREE-No-income-limit?v=1

H&R Block At Home Deluxe+State eFile FREE (check out the latest information in Wiki and the thread)
http://slickdeals.net/f/5768474-H-R-Block-At-Home-Deluxe-State-eFile-FREE-it-s-back-Premium-State-Program-19-95?v=1

FREE State e-file options for 2012 Tax Return
http://slickdeals.net/f/5780136-FREE-State-e-file-options-for-2012-Tax-Return-CA-shown-as-example-All-eligble-States-linked-within?v=1


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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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Anybody who has sorted this issue out yet?
The wiki is your friend. Uninstall the software. Delete the registry key as instructed in this post. (Windows key + R, type "regedit", and hit enter. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/GoDirect. Delete the GoDirect folder.) Reinstall the software. You can either follow the procedures for a new key or go to the Help Center and choose the option to install on a second PC. It will ask you for your keycode. If you got it for free, the last 4 digits of the credit card are 0000.
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#1142
Tried to get the premium software, was offered 19.95 when disconnected from web. When I went to purchase it gave an error and said the offer was no longer valid. It told me to call them up. I called and they offered me premium for 29.95 which is cheaper than the 79.95 on the website so i just said yes.
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Tried to get the premium software, was offered 19.95 when disconnected from web. When I went to purchase it gave an error and said the offer was no longer valid.
Yeah I'm getting "The offer on this disk has already been redeemed or expired and is no longer valid." then gives me an option to purchase Deluxe + State (both w/ free efile) for $14.95
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#1144
It worked for me... free Smilie thanks OP and contributors!
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#1145
Has anyone figured out how to deal with 1099-K forms using H&R At Home?

A search in the program brings up nothing. You can just treat the 1099-K as basically a 1099-Misc and fill out a Schedule C (1099-K = Gross proceeds, then input a number that reflects the difference between the 1099-K amount and the amount that actually made it into your bank account, then input a number that reflects your wholesale costs on what you sold and done...three numbers...) But I think on the actually Schedule C there are specific instructions and lines now for the 1099-K...Hard to believe that this program doesn't even acknowledge this form specifically...
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#1146
Hi, I was able to download the federal and state deluxe and also got the email with code, but when I try to install it, it is not installing, it goes up to 50% of the bar and is just stuck there. I have the code emailed already, can anyone please help me how to finish installing. Thanks.
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#1147
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I am having the same issue. I have the Key Code for both Federal and State free e-file, but am only getting the Federal e-file for free. It wants to charge me $19.95 for state. Anybody figured this one out or should I just contact H&R?

Thanks!
Take a look at the fine print in the wiki jpgs. You can download 1 state module for free, but e-filing is at "additional cost".

Just found out myself and I'm a little upset, but Virginia has free e-filing on it's website. More work now, but oh well...
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#1148
Worked great!!! Thanks to everyone who contributed to this deal and step by step concise instructions.
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#1149
I have two free unused codes: SJUM-6Y58 , Y6FC-WGYB . Each code is valid for 5 free fed e-file i believe
Let me know if someone makes use of them.
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Quote from Joeboo25 View Post :
Take a look at the fine print in the wiki jpgs. You can download 1 state module for free, but e-filing is at "additional cost".

Just found out myself and I'm a little upset, but Virginia has free e-filing on it's website. More work now, but oh well...
The deluxe federal + state efiling includes free state efiling for one state. If yours isn't letting you and you have a separate code for state you should've contacted h&r block. I've successfully filed NC state taxes for my bf with this.
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anyone figured out how to file two states (work in one state, live in another state)? I installed on two computers, but when trying to file the 2nd state (work), it always asked me to install the 1st state first. (I filed federal and state separately).
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Quote from jmichaelp View Post :
Yeah I'm getting "The offer on this disk has already been redeemed or expired and is no longer valid." then gives me an option to purchase Deluxe + State (both w/ free efile) for $14.95
Same here - I wonder if they knew to discontinue after a date closer to filing day to catch the lats minute filers.
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Quote from Joeboo25 View Post :
Take a look at the fine print in the wiki jpgs. You can download 1 state module for free, but e-filing is at "additional cost".

Just found out myself and I'm a little upset, but Virginia has free e-filing on it's website. More work now, but oh well...
I have the same issue. How do I efile for free for VA? Can you give me the link please. Is there any way to transfer the state return from HRBlock to the VA website?
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#1154
I just signed up for another key code with free federal and state e-file, so this deal is still very much alive and kicking. All the information you need is in the wiki. If the application requests you pay for state e-file, then delete the GoDirect key in the registry. Redownload and follow the instructions for installing the program again. If you receive a message that the offer is no longer available, then you didn't follow all the directions. Specifically, you didn't disconnect from the Internet. You can reconnect when you reach the registration screen where it asks for your personal information.

If you are trying to install a second state, I don't think anyone ever found a workaround without shelling out some money.

Good luck!
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Quote from tulsastorm View Post :
If you are trying to install a second state, I don't think anyone ever found a workaround without shelling out some money.

Good luck!
I am in this situation. Need a second state. What is the cheapest available option? Any ideas?

Thanks.
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