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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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TaxACT 2012 online and offline version FREE (with NO limitation and restriction). Free Fed e-file included.
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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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Quote from dvpatel View Post :
OP, perhaps you can post a MD5 or a SHA hash key to cross check a clean download? Just a thought. My download just finished and I will be using this in my back pocket in hopes of a better deal along the way. Smilie Thanks
I can tomorrow when I get back on my pc. Though doesn't the MD5 or SHA base your download vs the ISO on my pc?
How do I create a hash directly on the disc? Sorry I've only checked hashes never created.
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Quote from estoyloco View Post :
Did it still give you the promo price? Cd said both pc/mac, don't have a mac to test.
No, it asked me to go to website to purchase with normal price. But thank you anyway, thanks for sharing!
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That's weird it works when I click it, the file is loaded in the Public folder as well.
You do need a Microsoft account though...

Hotmail, MSN, Live they all work one in the same.
Just FYI: In skydrive, there is an option while sharing files to allow people to download files without logging in. But there is a limit on the size of the download permitted that way without logging in. I think your iso file is larger than that size limit, hence people need to login using their msft account.
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#34
Is this better than turbotax?
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#35
Quote from OneandDone View Post :
this is a pretty stupid deal considering you can download HR or turbotax for free from tpb
Pretty stupid reply, you can always get the program for free (which is what the OP is providing), its the filing that costs money which makes this a "slick deal" at $9.95
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Quote from C03BRA View Post :
Pretty stupid reply, you can always get the program for free (which is what the OP is providing), its the filing that costs money which makes this a "slick deal" at $9.95
*smacks forehead*

really? have you heard of printing out the forms and mailing it in? cost is postage and an envelope. enjoy paying $10 this year, you deserve to.
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Quote from estoyloco View Post :
MODS:

The promotion price is $9.95 for Deluxe, $14.95 for Deluxe + State, and $24.95 for Premium + State.

However when you select the product you want, and you get to the screen where you fill out your order details (name, address, payment, etc.) Press the X to close out the application.

It will automatically prompt a one time $5 off offer if you decide to purchase. If you accept the offer, it essentially drops Deluxe to $4.95, Deluxe+State to $9.95 and Premium+State to $19.95.
Yes, I have also received this CD.. it says me or current resident at the address line, so seems to be usable by friends too I guess..
Thx OP for the trick to close the program and get the extra discount Wink
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Quote from OneandDone View Post :
*smacks forehead*

really? have you heard of printing out the forms and mailing it in? cost is postage and an envelope. enjoy paying $10 this year, you deserve to.
$10 is well worth the time for me....(faster return)

Nevertheless doesn't change the fact that your original post was incorrect. Thanks for playing
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#39
i'll kill myself before i pay for tax software!
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Quote from OneandDone View Post :
*smacks forehead*

really? have you heard of printing out the forms and mailing it in? cost is postage and an envelope. enjoy paying $10 this year, you deserve to.
and delivery confirmation and a return receipt....

Not that those are a huge amount, but it all adds up.
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no scanner in the world can catch a lines of code which have been just written. Unless this file is reported to the scanning companies, the whole cycle takes at least 8-10 hours. how would virtual box help, if someone just needs personal information and your SSN .
You're giving sound advice, but to the wrong crowd. The same people that would do NSA- or Gutmann-level wipes of their data are most likely in the same circle of people that don't run code from questionable sources.

The thing is... you're at Slickdeals. There are over a million registered users, and trackers-only-know how many other unique users. The people here fiend for price mistakes and then deals. I'd bet that only a handful of people are in the "paranoid" crowd of data security enthusiasts.

And, while it can be easy to alter the program to hijack data, it's actually much easier for those criminally-inclined to phish for data through much more conventional means (e.g. mass e-mails leading to mimed login pages). Though, I wouldn't be too surprised if someone decided to prey on a crowd of unsuspecting consumers. I just don't see it happening in this instance.

You're kind of like that Nate character who peruses food postings and prolifically posts ingredients and health-related information. Except, you don't post very much.

Something, something, the hero Slickdeals deserves, but not the one it needs right now.

You've planted the seed of doubt. By the time I post this, I bet someone will make an uninformed post about comparing hash values. This, of course, requires you trust the source of the hash value provider.

Edit: This will probably be cheaper when it's bundled with some AV subscription deal as it has been in past years.
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would someone please put it on google doc cuz i don't have a hotmail account
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#43
Anyone have a recommended ISO player?
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#44
I feel sorry for those of you who have to pay state income tax... the fed already wastes every penny they steal from us! Brutal...
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would someone please put it on google doc cuz i don't have a hotmail account
I was able to use my gmail log in... i might have somehow registered it with Microsoft a few years ago
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