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$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.

Reference:

2016 Thread

2015 Thread

Install Process:

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

https://mega.nz/#!Kh1SwK7D!HS3Dl4...9Dnpx8Lze8


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.

https://mega.nz/#!e9lzBL6A!gTSrWo...s61X4ybfmM

Check the 2016 thread if you need more detailed install instructions. Thanks
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Last Edited by jaimelobo March 21, 2018 at 10:03 AM
Just confirming that you can change versions after the backout - paid $4.95 for Federal Only. After returning to cart, I used the "What version do I need" wizard button at the top. It asks a few question - last one being about filing a state return, then you pick the Fed only.

Can OP/someone please provide the MD5 checksum for HRblock.iso? Thanks.

You can get 3rd party MD5 checksum or use MS FCIV tool [microsoft.com].
FCIV -md5 -sha1 c:\temp\[filename]

State e-file is not included.


Make sure you don't have the registry key
Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\GoDirect
You will have to manually enter your credit card number, if you paste it in (like from a Virtual CC/Wallet) it will not accept it and you will see a red X. The CC has to be entered one digit at a time for the algorithm to recognize it as a valid CC which will enable the purchase button.

It's possible to get Premium + State for $14.95. Follow the steps in the original deal post with Deluxe + State, then click Purchase. (don't worry, there will be another screen to confirm) You'll get a pop-up asking if you want to upgrade to Premium + State for an additional upgrade discount. Do that and with the extra $5 upgrade discount it works out to $14.95.

Based on this https://slickdeals.net/f/11071347-h-r-block-tax-software-free-cd-in-mail-ymmv?v=1&page=3 (see #40), it's unlikely the $14.95 /w state e-file deal we had last year would return this year.

This isn't allowed by H&R Block, it's fraud, etc.
This is the message you get after purchasing the software:
Quote :
Pass The Savings On
Share this software and special offer with your friends and family!
To receive the $5 offer after you've run the tcauto.exe file, you need to click on the X to back out (not the button labeled back).

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Worked! Thanks OP! Purchased for $9.95 plus tax.
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Wow, and I thought when I got it for $19.99 I got a steal... Then it was on sale for $14.99 and now $9.99...
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Ah the same companies who lobby to make the tax code so difficult can thus continue to take your money to support their business model.
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I am waiting for $4.95 deal.
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any option for Mac users?
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Now to decide if I jump on this or hope for a $15 with an included state E-file like they offered last year. IIRC the state e-file is $20 and they wouldn't let me e-file fed and paper file state last year so the state e-file deal is definitely a better deal for me.
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Thanks. I used my CD and the first application.xml download
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Thanks a million..."unclebisbest" !!!hughughug

I knew someone will come up w/ the same "backout" trick for a fair & an acceptable price ($9.95). I am very glad my hero "unclebisbest" has found the way.
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3 years in a row for this deal. nice. thanks
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Now to decide if I jump on this or hope for a $15 with an included state E-file like they offered last year. IIRC the state e-file is $20 and they wouldn't let me e-file fed and paper file state last year so the state e-file deal is definitely a better deal for me.
I always prefer the package with the state e-file included also as the $20 (state e-file) + the $10 is usually about $15 more than the package with the state e-file included. Holding out for that application.xml to become available also but TU for the OP on this awesome deal as I'll go with it if the other one doesn't come to fruition.
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Does anyone come up with the free state e-file option yet? Thanks,
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I guess my procrastination and laziness works at the end. Big Grin
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Works perfectly on just the Deluxe version with no state inc.
Paid $5.30 with tax following your instructions.

Thanks!!!
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