HR Block multiple states (cost of software)

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marklar13
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HR Block multiple states (cost of software)

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Hi all. I moved last year and need to file taxes to two states. I already purchased HR Block 2017 software + 1 state. That purchase cost me $20 at the time, and the same download is on amazon right now for $30.

In the program, to add an additional state it costs $39.95. This seems unreasonable seeing as I can buy the entire program + state for $30 (or probably search around to get it for even less). Anyone have any experience with this? Is there any way to purchase an additional state outside the program (hopefully at a discount) and tack it on?

I suppose I could just buy another full download and install on a different computer... but that seems like overkill to save a few bucks.
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Re: HR Block multiple states (cost of software)

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FYI -- I just chatted with their online support. At first they suggested that I download the full copy to another computer. I was polite and responded that it likely wouldn't be worth the hassle, at which point the representative said they could provide me a link for a free state installation...

That sounded good, but then when I provided them my info they said they could not generate the link because I purchased through a 3rd party (amazon) and not from their website... so they were unable to look up my purchase. Seems strange to me, since I registered the product with my activation code, name, email, etc... but not much I can do about it.
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