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H&R Block At Home Deluxe+State eFile FREE *it's back*, Premium+State Program $19.95

estoyloco 2,196 1,571 January 2, 2013 at 07:35 PM in Home & Home Improvement (7)
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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 Ultimate Bundle (included fed+state efile) $11.90 online version
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TaxACT 2012 online and offline version FREE (with NO limitation and restriction). Free Fed e-file included.
http://slickdeals.net/f/5821388-FEDERAL-TAX-E-File-for-FREE-No-income-limit?v=1

H&R Block At Home Deluxe+State eFile FREE (check out the latest information in Wiki and the thread)
http://slickdeals.net/f/5768474-H-R-Block-At-Home-Deluxe-State-eFile-FREE-it-s-back-Premium-State-Program-19-95?v=1

FREE State e-file options for 2012 Tax Return
http://slickdeals.net/f/5780136-FREE-State-e-file-options-for-2012-Tax-Return-CA-shown-as-example-All-eligble-States-linked-within?v=1


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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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#961
It just worked for me. I followed the steps in the wiki. Thanks.
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#962
Wow, slick deal indeed. Very very nice! Free method worked for me, TU to be sure!
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Quote from WIKI :
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)
5. Open the Assets folder contained in the "Block" folder.
7. Go back 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/show...tcount=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/show...tcount=627)
16. Restart from step 11.
Just ordered about an hour ago. Thanks OP and all contributors to WIKI. Repped all around.
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Quote from dasrite View Post :
Just ordered about an hour ago. Thanks OP and all contributors to WIKI. Repped all around.
Have anyone actually did the Federal AND State efile yet? Does the free code work for free state efile?
I think this only count as working if you can complete the "free" Fed/State efile.
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Quote from MozartA View Post :
Have anyone actually did the Federal AND State efile yet? Does the free code work for free state efile?
I think this only count as working if you can complete the "free" Fed/State efile.
This is the first year that I've switched from Turbotax to H&R so I don't know how previous versions have worked. It's much to early for me to be able to file, however for the version I refer to in the post above yours it's encouraging to see this in my confirmation email:


Registration Information

Name:
XXXXXXXXXXXX


Address:
XXXXXXXXXXXX

H&R Block At Home Deluxe + state + federal and state e-file: FREE
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#966
i just did this 3 times back-to-back using different email addresses and got 3 confirmations back-to-back within 5 minutes of registering.

Thanks OP,
thanks wiki users,
thanks pacohaas for the XML,
thanks Wichard20 for the regedit GoDirect fix
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#967
Thanks! Free deluxe and state working. worship
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#968
thanks OP!

I just did it following the instruction. in one page it says open the software to download state program. where I suppose to go and download the state filing component?
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#969
Awesome! State and federal deluxe for free is working!!!
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#970
anyone can e-file? stuck at Electronic Filing page with Next button greyed...
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anyone can e-file? stuck at Electronic Filing page with Next button greyed...
Haven't tried yet... but maybe because the IRS isn't open for processing returns until the 30th?

http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/I...040-Filers
WASHINGTON — Following the January tax law changes made by Congress under the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA), the Internal Revenue Service announced today it plans to open the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on Jan. 30.

and TurboTax software will be holding the returns and filing them on the 30th on a first come first serve basis.... I suspect that HRBlock software doesn't hold the return until IRS accepts, thus we cannot submit until the 30th?
http://blog.turbotax.intuit.com/2...y-30-2013/
" TurboTax will hold and securely submit your tax return to the IRS on a first-in, first-out basis. So filing now puts you first in line for your tax refund."
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Last edited by cpubradley January 26, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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Quote from hinsdale1 View Post :
Okay found a workaround for those that filed last year using Turbotax Online (not the desktop version) and did not save their 2011 return in the .tax2011 format (for example if you only saved it in .pdf form as I did):

1) Search in Turbotax support for How to Amend (Change or Correct) a 2011 Return You Already Filed [intuit.com].

2) Select the If you are NOT using TurboTax Online to file your 2012 return option.

2) Then Enter your TurboTax Online login and password to retrieve your prior year tax files.(I had to use the Alternate Site option listed below the login to get it to work)

3) Finished - you then will be offered a link:

Please click below to download your prior year .TAX file.

Download Your .TAX File


The link will be to your 2011 return in a .tax2011 format file (that can now easily be imported into all the mainstream Tax prep software programs like HRBlock at Home 2012, and Turbotax 2012 Desktop version).

Note: For some reason HRBlock at Home 2012 did not like the .tax2011 file i exported using the above method and gave an error when importing. I had to find an old copy of the Turbotax 2011 desktop software - load the .tax2011 file - then save as a new file (without changing anything except giving a new file name - for some reason this file was substantially smaller) and then the HRBlock software had no issue importing my re-saved .tax2011 file.
I follwed these steps and am getting the same error when trying to import my .tax2011 file from Turbotax into HRBlock at Home. Unfortunately I don't have an old copy of the desktop software kicking around though. Has anyone else found a different workaround?
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Quote from sswithjs View Post :
anyone can e-file? stuck at Electronic Filing page with Next button greyed...
Did you check to see if your keycode is enabled under the File tab? From the confirmation email:

RedeemYour 5 Free Federal E-files

Your installation entitles you to 5 free federal e-filed returns. You'll need this Key Code to take advantage of this service.

Key Code:XXXX-XXXX
  1. After completing your federal return, go to the File tab.
  2. If this code isn't automatically populated, enter the Key Code from this e-mail.
Also from the H&R Block Newsroom [hrblock.com]pertaining to whether they store your return until the filing date:
Due to late passage of tax legislation, the IRS announced today it will begin processing federal income tax returns on Jan. 30. That is eight days later than originally planned.
This does not mean taxpayers have to delay preparing their tax returns, however. Whether taxpayers prepare in one of H&R Block’s 11,000 tax offices or use our At Home product, they can prepare their returns now and we will hold them until the IRS is ready to begin processing.

If what I suggested above and the Read Me file that came with the program doesn't address the problem you should probably call customer support [hrblock.com].

I hope this helps.
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#974
Sorry I didn't read last few pages. Following instructions in Wiki and it seems to work but do you have to register under the name that you'll use to do the returns?
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Quote from Starrx05 View Post :
Sorry I didn't read last few pages. Following instructions in Wiki and it seems to work but do you have to register under the name that you'll use to do the returns?
Most likely not. Maybe a 1% chance you will.
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