$5 backout discount is back. Takes the price of the Deluxe + State down from $14.95 to $9.95. Includes 5 free federal efiles. Probably works on other options as well .
$5 off Backout Offer
Select deluxe + state or higher and add it to your cart. Fill in all information except credit card and try to close the program. It will stop and offer you $5 off, but only if you "buy now". Returning to the cart will apply a discount to the product in the cart. In previous years you could then change the product in the cart to any edition you prefer with the new pricing (I did not verify for this year).
Each includes 5 free federal e-files
How this worked last 2 years was downloading the .ISO and either burning it or running it from a disk emulator.
Download - The approx 478 megabyte HR Block 2017 ISO may take some time to download from mega.nz. PLEASE NOTE, I am using a free MEGA account so transfers may be limited - if someone else can copy and upload a mirror copy, that would be appreciated
Mount or Uncompress ISO - The downloaded file is an ISO - a cd consolidated into a single file. Windows 8 and 10 will natively mount an ISO as a CD drive, just double click the downloaded ISO and it shows as a drive letter. If you don't have windows 8 or 10 you need to extract the ISO to a folder on your system. Download and install a program like 7-zip to extract all of the contents of the ISO to a folder on your computer.
Run the installer - From the mounted or extracted ISO run tcauto.exe or tccheck.exe
Checkout - Press choose software. Add your version to the cart. Checkout. Backout to get the $5 discount offer
HR Block sent me a CD, can I use that?
Yes, use one of the application.xml files to replace your existing application.xml. Once this is done, then run tcauto.exe from the extracted folder.
Check the 2016 thread if you need more detailed install instructions. Thanks