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Last Edited by DonV1962 January 10, 2019 at 01:41 PM
CAREFUL ON WHAT VERSION YOU BUY

NOTE: ALL THIS APPLIES TO THE DOWNLOADABLE OR CD VERSIONS. THE ONLINE PAID VERSION OF DELUXE APPEARS NOT TO HAVE SCHEDULE C

Block is doing some shady marketing to push people to the more expensive versions they may not need. Basically ignore the comparison chart go to the version page and see what forms it supports for the true picture. If it has all the forms listed you need, it will do your taxes. . See below for more detailed explanation.

Every year we get good intentioned members here on SD that do not understand this recommending higher versions based on the chart. It costs other members unnecessary expense
Lot of misinformation on what version will do what bouncing around and I hope I can clear it up a little.

H&R Black is doing a little semi shady marketing to try to get you to get use a higher level version. The Chart comparing versions is almost worthless. Forget the chart they show, instead on the version comparison chart page, click on the different versions and see the supported forms link to get a true picture of what each version will handle. If it supports the forms you need it will work for you. The higher versions may add some feature or guidance that they stress in the chart. The chart makes it appear you may need the next higher version when you don't.

A good example of this is that the chart is causing the confusion and makes it seem Deluxe will not do Schedule C or self employment income.

From the chart for the Premium version this is checked.
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Maximize deductions for self-employment income (Schedule C)
This feature is unchecked on the chart for Deluxe.

This makes it appear that Deluxe does't do Schedule C and Premium does. Not true, it is just an added feature that will make it easier for you to find deductions supposedly. May be another interview section, or ask you some questions along the line of did you spend anything on this type of expense. It's generally not very useful, if you have any idea of what your deductions are, the Deluxe Schedule C walk-through is included and will guide you right through.

From the supported forms page. for the Deluxe version we see it does do Schedule C
  • Form 1040 Individual Income Tax Return
  • Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement
  • Form 1098 Mortgage Interest Statement
  • Form 1098-E Student Loan Interest
  • Form 1098-T Tuition Payment
  • Form 1099-DIV Dividends and Distributions Income
  • Form 1099-G Certain Government Payments
  • Form 1099-INT Interest Income
  • Form 1099-MISC Miscellaneous Income
  • Form 1099-R Distributions from Pensions, Annuities, Retirement, or Profit Sharing
  • Form 2441 Child and Dependent Care Credit
  • Form 8863 Education Credits
  • Form 8917 Tuition and Fees Deduction
  • Schedule A Itemized Deductions
  • Schedule B Interest and Dividends
  • Schedule C Profit or Loss from Business
  • Schedule C-EZ Net Profit from Business
  • Schedule D Capital Gains and Losses
  • Schedule EIC Earned Income Credit
  • Schedule SE Self-Employment Tax
  • Schedule 8812 Additional Child Tax Credit
NOTE: THIS IS NOT THE FULL LIST. See below for the FULL LIST

Schedule C is handled fine by Deluxe

Deluxe works fine for me. I itemize, am self employed and file a Schedule C, wife receives a W2 from her company, have capital gains, IRA, SEP 401K, stocks etc. In other words a fairly complicated return and Deluxe handles my situation.

Here is the full list of supported forms and you will see that unless you have a very complicated return or some obscure form that is needed Deluxe will most likely work for you. Don't fall for shady marketing and save some money.
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  • Form 1040 and Schedules 1-6: US Individual Income Tax
  • Background Worksheet: Background Information Worksheet
  • Dependents Worksheet: Worksheet for Dependents
  • Dependents Att Worksheet: Dependents Attachment Worksheet
  • Child Tax Credit Worksheet: Child Tax Credit Worksheet
  • W-2 Worksheet: Wage and Tax Statement
  • Non-W2 Wages: Worksheet for Wages Not on a W-2
  • IRA Contributions: IRA Contribution Worksheet
  • Keogh/SEP/SIMPLE Contributions: Keogh/SEP/SIMPLE and Other Contributions
  • Form 1098-E: Student Loan Interest
  • Form 1099-G: Certain Government Payments
  • 1099-R Worksheet: Distributions from Pensions, etc.
  • Social Security Worksheet: Worksheet for Social Security Income
  • 1099-MISC Worksheet: Miscellaneous Income
  • 1099-K Worksheet: Payment Card Network Transactions
  • QBI Worksheet: Qualified Business Income Worksheet
  • Attachments Worksheet: Form 1040 Attachments Worksheet
  • Last Year's Data Worksheet: Last Year's Data Worksheet
  • W-2G Worksheet: Statement of Gambling Income
  • Incentive Stock Option Worksheet: Incentive Stock Option Worksheet
  • Self-Employed Health Insurance: Self-Employed Health Insurance
  • Self-Employed Health Iterative: Self-Employed Health Iterative
  • Self-Employed Health Refigure: Self-Employed Health Refigure
  • Foreign Wages Not on a W-2: Foreign Wages Not on a W-2
  • Schedule 8812: Additional Child Tax Credit
  • Schedule A: Itemized Deductions
  • Home Mortgage Interest Worksheet: Home Mortgage Interest Worksheet
  • Charitable Worksheet: Charitable Donations Worksheet
  • Noncash or Item Donations: Noncash or Item Donations
  • State and Local Income Tax: State and Local Income Tax Payments Worksheet
  • Schedule B: Interest and Dividends
  • Interest Summary: Interest Income Summary
  • Form 1099-INT/OID: Interest Income Worksheet
  • Dividend Summary: Dividend Income Summary
  • Form 1099-DIV: Dividends and Distributions
  • Form 8938: Statement of Specified Financial Assets
  • Schedule C: Profit or Loss from Business
  • Schedule C-EZ: Net Profit From Business
  • Schedule D: Capital Gains and Losses
  • Form 1099-B Account: Form 1099-B Account
  • Capital Gains and Losses Worksheet: Capital Gains and Losses
  • Sale of Home Worksheet: Sale of Home Worksheet
  • Form 8949: Dispositions of Capital Assets
  • Schedule E: Rents, Royalties, Partnerships, Etc.
  • Schedule E Part I Attachment: Schedule E Part I Attachment
  • Schedule E Part II Attachment: Schedule E Part II Attachment
  • Schedule E Part III Attachment: Schedule E Part III Attachment
  • Rentals and Royalties: Rentals and Royalties Worksheet
  • K-1 Partnership/S Corporation: K-1 (Partnership/S Corporation) Worksheet
  • K-1 Estate/Trust: K-1 (Estate/Trust) Worksheet
  • Schedule EIC: Earned Income Credit
  • Schedule F: Profit or Loss from Farming
  • Schedule H: Household Employment Taxes
  • Schedule J: Income Averaging for Farmers & Fishermen
  • Schedule R: Credit for Elderly or Disabled
  • Elderly/Disabled Credit: Worksheet for Elderly or Disabled Credit
  • Schedule SE: Self-Employment Tax
  • Form 982: Reduction of Tax Attributes Due to Discharge of Indebtedness
  • Form 1116: Computation of Foreign Tax Credit
  • Form 1310: Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer
  • Form 2106: Employee Business Expenses
  • Form 2120: Multiple Support Declaration
  • Form 2210: Underpayment Penalty
  • Form 2210, Schedule AI: Underpayment of Estimated Tax--Sch.
  • Form 2439: Undistributed Long-Term Capital Gains
  • Form 2441: Child and Dependent Care Credit
  • Child/Dependent Care: Child/Dependent Care Worksheet
  • Form W-10: Dependent Care Provider
  • Form 2555: Foreign Earned Income
  • Form 2555-EZ: Foreign Earned Income Exclusion
  • Form 3468: Investment Credit
  • Form 3800: General Business Credit
  • Form 3903: Moving Expenses
  • Form 4137: Social Security Tax on Unreported Tips
  • Form 4562: Depreciation and Amortization
  • Depreciation Summary: Summary of Assets
  • Depreciation Worksheet: Depreciation Worksheet
  • Vehicle Worksheet: Vehicle Expense Worksheet
  • Bonus Depreciation Election Out: Bonus Depreciation Election Out
  • Form 4684: Casualties and Thefts
  • Form 4797: Sales of Business Property
  • Form 4835: Farm Rental Income and Expenses
  • Form 4868: Automatic Extension of Time to File
  • Form 4952: Investment Interest Expense
  • Form 4972: Tax on Lump-Sum Distributions
  • Form 5329: Return for IRA and Retirement Plan Tax
  • Form 5405: Repayment of First-Time Homebuyer Credit
  • Form 5695: Residential Energy Credits
  • Form 6198: At Risk Limitations
  • Form 6251: Alternative Minimum Tax
  • Form 6252: Installment Sale Income
  • Form 6781: Section 1256 Contracts
  • Form 8283: Noncash Charitable Contributions
  • Form 8332: Release of Claim to Exemption
  • Form 8379: Injured Spouse Allocation
  • Form 8396: Mortgage Interest Credit
  • Form 8453: US Individual Transmittal for On-Line Filing
  • Form 8582 - Page 1: Passive Activity Loss Limitations
  • Form 8582 Page 2 (Regular Tax): Passive Activity Loss Limitations
  • Form 8582 Page 3 (Regular Tax): Passive Activity Loss Limitations
  • Form 8582 Page 2 (AMT): Passive Activity Loss Limitations
  • Form 8582 Page 3 (AMT): Passive Activity Loss Limitations
  • Form 8586: Low-Income Housing Credit
  • Form 8606: Nondeductible IRAs
  • 8606 Worksheet: Form 8606 Worksheet
  • Returned IRA Contributions: Returned IRA Contributions
  • Form 8609-A: Annual Statement for Low-Income Housing Credit
  • Form 8615: Child With Unearned Income
  • Form 8801: Credit for Prior Year Minimum Tax
  • Form 8814: Parents' Election for Child's Income
  • Form 8815: Exclusion of Interest from Savings Bonds
  • Form 8818: Redemption of EE and I US Savings Bonds
  • Form 8822: Change of Address
  • Form 8822-B: Change of Address - Business
  • Form 8824: Like-Kind Exchanges
  • Form 8829: Expenses for Business Use of Your Home
  • Form 8839: Qualified Adoption Expenses
  • Form 8853: MSA Deduction
  • Form 8859: District of Columbia First-Time Homebuyer Credit
  • Form 8862: Information to Claim Certain Credits
  • Form 8863: Education Credits
  • Tuition Payments: Tuition Payments Worksheet
  • Form 8880: Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions
  • Form 8885: Health Coverage Tax Credit
  • Form 8888: Allocation of Refund (Including Savings Bond Purchases)
  • Form 8889: Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
  • Form 8936: Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit
  • Form 8958: Allocation of Tax Amounts in Community Property States
  • Form 8959: Additional Medicare Tax
  • Form 8960: Net Investment Income Tax
  • Form 8962: Premium Tax Credit
  • Form 8962 Information: Form 8962 Information
  • Form 1095-A: Health Insurance Marketplace Statement
  • Form 8962 Part IV Attachment: Form 8962 Part IV Attachment
  • Form 8965: Health Coverage Exemptions
  • Nondependents Worksheet: Nondependents Worksheet
  • Modified Income Worksheet: Modified Income Worksheet
  • Household Income: Household Income
  • Health Care Coverage: Health Care Coverage
  • Marketplace Exemption: Marketplace Exemption
  • Affordability Exemption: Affordability Exemption
  • Tax Return Exemption: Tax Return Exemption
  • Health Care Summary: Health Care Summary
  • Shared Responsibility Payment: Shared Responsibility Payment
  • Form 8965 Part I Attachment: Form 8965 Part I Attachment
  • Form 8965 Part III Attachment: Form 8965 Part III Attachment
  • Form 9465: Installment Payments of Tax
  • Form 1040-V: Payment Voucher
  • Form 1040X: Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
  • Form 1040-ES: Estimated Tax
  • Form SS-4: Application for Employer Identification Number
  • W-4 Worksheet: Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
  • H&R Block Tax Payment Planner: H&R Block Tax Payment Planner
  • Roth Conversions: Roth Conversion Worksheet
  • Roth Contributions: Roth Contribution Worksheet
  • Filing Status Calculator: Married Filing Joint vs. Separate Calculator
  • State Information: State Information Worksheet
  • Other State Tax Credit: Other State Tax Credit Worksheet
  • De Minimis Safe Harbor: De Minimis Safe Harbor
  • Small Taxpayer Safe Harbor: Small Taxpayer Safe Harbor
  • Clergy Worksheet 1: Clergy Worksheet 1
  • Clergy Worksheet 2: Clergy Worksheet 2
  • Clergy Worksheet 4: Clergy Worksheet 4
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Not buying this ever again. The time and cost of printing and mailing state returns makes Turbotax a better deal. Plus, it's a much better interface, IMO.
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For what it's worth, I have used H&R Block SW for the past 5 years. In 2016 their software made a mistake that resulted in my refund being $2,000 more than it should have. To make matters worse, when I went to file a message popped saying "we know your refund looks bigger than it should be, but its actually correct because ________"

Of course, 2 years later I get a huge bill from the IRS. H&R Block did cover the fees and interest (which is fair) but no compensation for the HUGE amount of time and effort I had to spend getting it corrected.

I am probably an outlier but that experience was so painful I can never use them again.
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Looks like I paid ~$23 bucks for deluxe last year and I received a $15 gift card on top but that was waiting until almost the end of February......to procrastinate or not....
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Can't deduct the cost of tax software anymore Frown
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i literally just moved to a new state (Indiana) from California and am renting out my place in CA. Anyone know which one would be the best bet for me? I've never done the taxes when i've been leasing my place out before.
@globalrebel Check out this post's wiki - https://slickdeals.net/f/12565309-h-r-block-2018-tax-software-deluxe-state-windows-email-delivery-25-more?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1
There's a list of all forms supported by deluxe version. That'll help you make a decision.
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If i'm filing for myself and then one other. Do i have to buy 2 Deluxe version or just one will do?
2. HRblock website says it doesn't support investment while the newegg and amazon clearly state that it does. Kind of contracting on their part.
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Just wanted to call out that I think Newegg will be sending a physical copy of the software which will include directions on how to download and install on your Mac or Windows. I assumed they would just send me a download link via email but I just got a DHL shipping tracking number in my email from them.
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In 4 1.
Thanks & Repped.
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Can this be used for 2019?
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Used to use TurboTax, but HR Block seems much easier for those that are looking to Freefile. I know myfreetaxes.com exists, but is it necessary when hrblock already offers free filing? Or at least they did last year.
I've never had truly "free" filing with hr block. They always ask me to upgrade and pay to enter additional info.
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Can this be used for 2019?
What do you mean? This is for taxes for financial year 2018 that you file in 2019. If you mean whether you can use it for 2019 taxes to be filed in 2020, then no.
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This is an H&R Block thread.
Sure it is. And I'm just letting people know other options that may suit them better. I've used H&R block for years and have moved on and saved money.
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i literally just moved to a new state (Indiana) from California and am renting out my place in CA. Anyone know which one would be the best bet for me? I've never done the taxes when i've been leasing my place out before.
Welcome, fellow Hoosier. I rented my other home out the last 2 years and used Premium. I felt like it was more geared for people with multiple properties who run it more like a business. It was very detailed in terms of the guidance and screens you went through in the tutorial. For a $10 peace-of-mind premium I think I'm going to get it again, even though I felt like a lot of it was overkill for my situation.

Seeing where you moved from, your tax bill for 2019 should be a lot lower than 2018...
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moved to florida !!!
dont need state !!!
thanks OP.
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What do you mean? This is for taxes for financial year 2018 that you file in 2019. If you mean whether you can use it for 2019 taxes to be filed in 2020, then no.
Sorry yes I meant for 2018 taxes. Thanks!

Edit: Wonder if I should wait. Last year I paid $9 for deluxe federal + state back in March of 2018 from Newegg.
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