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|04-01-2012 10:44 PM|
|04-01-2012 02:07 PM|
|ashimashi||If anyone wants an unused federal E-file code I have a code good for 2 filings. PM me and I'll send them to u.|
|02-11-2012 10:20 AM|
Just went to BestBuy and got denied using the printout of the coupon. I guess it came in the Sunday paper or something?
Any suggestions? It sounds like others were able to get it accepted... maybe I just ran into a strict manager/FLE
|02-11-2012 09:35 AM|
I was able to use PDF coupon for Deluxe Federal(no State), but didn't get my $15 GC. I went to customer service and complained. They told me that $15 GC was only online. I showed them their in-store ad. They said I had to get the version which had State. I said okay, because it was $5 more. They refunded my money and rung up the Fed + State version. They rang up the coupon this purchase too. ;-)
$39..99 - $10(coupon at register) - $10( at customer service) = $19..99 out the door w/ $15 GC. Now to just mail my rebate form. :-)
|02-10-2012 02:56 PM|
$39.99 - $10 off cpn = $29.99 then $15 off BB gift card = $14.99 - $10 off rebate = $4.99 plus tax.
|02-09-2012 10:43 PM|
|02-09-2012 07:11 PM|
|02-08-2012 11:09 PM|
|FnlPrblm||Kind of dead with the thread, but since this deal is still going on (through the week), I thought I'd drop in my experience. So I went to Best Buy yesterday and they weren't going to let me use both. They said something about not being able to redeem the coupon (issued by H & R Block) themselves since they were offering a promotion. I honestly don't understand any of the reasons they were trying to give. I asked why would Best Buy run two separate promotions if they weren't willing to let people use both? (So after a bit of pushing, I finally got them to do it.) But really, I'm a bit lost on this if it hadn't gone through.|
|02-06-2012 01:59 PM|
If I remember correctly I think the difference was the SDI payment for the state. H/R block missed to consider it. But taxact took it correctly because i already paid the SDI (state disability insurance). the next year when i compared both h/r block and taxact considered it equally and the results were the same. that confirms h/r block missed to consider it that year.
|02-06-2012 01:46 PM|
For instance, the background info on H&R defaults to you being married filing jointly even if you don't have two names on the return. If you do the whole interview, it presumably will correct this, but I never do the interview, I just fill out the forms I need. When doing a relative's return, the refund was huge and I was trying to figure out why and discovered that this single person was getting MFJ rates and deductions when I forgot to change status. Something like this could account for the difference. If the one where you owed $120 was due to this type of mistake, you could go ahead and file it, but if it's caught, you will owe interest and penalties. And, if there is only one name on the form, it will be caught.
Another example is that H&R does not transfer the amount of property tax paid from the Schedule A on federal to the NJ return which gives you a deduction for up to $10k of NJ prop tax. If you don't pay attention, you'll miss this and end up losing a good deduction. Taxact may pick it up automatically, but it could also be wrong. If you own a vacation home in another state, the figure from the federal return may not be accurate.
So, don't just go with the one that looks best. If you get different results, figure out why. H&R guarantees best refund so they do tend to be accurate. Users however may not be.
|02-06-2012 11:24 AM|
For this very reason, I always do my taxes both in taxact and H and r block to compare the returns. the one that gives me more returns, wins.
Once I remember using H and R block and tacact. Taxact said I owe $ 120 to the state, whereas H and R block said I owe >$1000. I used the same sets of W-2's on both the softwares.
So always use more than one tax softwares and choose the best.
|02-06-2012 10:08 AM|
The gift card cannot be used on this purchase, so that money is spent and must be used at Best Buy for another purchase. Why do you subtract it in your math like it is money directly off of this purchase? This deal is $20+tax with a giftcard that can be used for another purchase, where you will probably end up spending more money to use. Thumbs down.
|02-06-2012 07:30 AM|
No, if you efile you don't have to send in any documentation. You'll have to (you're supposed to) print out a signature page, sign it and keep it with your documentation for the recommended period of time (I think it's 7 years???).
|02-06-2012 07:27 AM|
I hate BB as much as the next guy, but generally speaking the prices of movies,music, and video games are the same regardless of retailer.
You could always just turn around and buy a $15 iTunes gift card, or give the $15 GC as a gift....hint, Valentine's Day is around the corner!
|02-06-2012 07:18 AM|
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