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Post by diy60 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:39 am

New user here for Newegg . . . I can report the 1st code worked for me no issues. $21.

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Post by tenkuky » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:40 am

indexfundfan wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:30 am
tenkuky wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:18 am
Newegg offer not working for me. I put in the code and I created an account. No go.
Try another browser? Maybe check the checkbox to receive email offers?

https://secure.newegg.com/NewMyAccount/ ... ation.aspx

I think Amazon will probably match the offer.
New browser worked. Checkbox for offers also wasn't done :oops:
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Post by geospatial » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:57 am

This is my first year with a taxable investment account. I did my first tax loss harvest and I think I’ll need to deal with both dividends and foreign tax credit from holding VTWAX. Is the Deluxe Federal and State version able to process those?

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Post by tenkuky » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:58 am

geospatial wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:57 am
This is my first year with a taxable investment account. I did my first tax loss harvest and I think I’ll need to deal with both dividends and foreign tax credit from holding VTWAX. Is the Deluxe Federal and State version appropriate for me?
I had foreign tax credit last 2 years and have had dividends etc for several years. Deluxe did the trick for me.

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Post by sco » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:58 am

Optmst wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:20 am
Newegg just emailed a Black Friday only sale with the two offers with State below (download or CD) for $19.95. I will wait until later in the year in hopes to get a lower price, but this is a good deal for those who want the software sooner.

H&R BLOCK Tax Software Deluxe + State 2019 Windows - Download ($19.95 With Promo Code: EMCUUVE57)
https://www.newegg.com/h-r-block-tax-so ... 2113-S2A2B

H&R BLOCK Tax Software Deluxe + State 2019 on CD ($19.95 With Promo Code: EMCUUVE58)
https://www.newegg.com/h-r-block-tax-so ... 2120-S2A2C

Thanks so much!

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Post by livesoft » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:00 am

Re: Foreign Tax Credit with HRB Block Deluxe Download: Form 1116 interaction is much improved over past years for at least the RIC source which is foreign taxes paid by your mutual funds and ETFs.

Amazon has 4% of refund paid to Amazon credit as their deal, so if you get a refund and put at least $625 of your refund towards an Amazon account, then that will cover a $25 cost and make the HRBlock Deluxe + State Download free to you.
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Post by bouncyboglehead » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:24 am

livesoft wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:00 am
Amazon has 4% of refund paid to Amazon credit as their deal, so if you get a refund and put at least $625 of your refund towards an Amazon account, then that will cover a $25 cost and make the HRBlock Deluxe + State Download free to you.
4% off an Amazon gift card is not much to make me excited. You can get 5% cash back back on amazon.com right now through Discover. My normal credit card gets me 3.33% universal cash back. So, for applying my refund directly to an Amazon gift card, I'd be making just 0.67% cash back if we consider that I won't get my normal cash back. Lastly, though, when you apply your refund toward an Amazon gift card, you lock up your money for some time period such that you can't use it while it's locked up. If we assume a 6% return, then the 0.67% return is about one month of having your money locked up.

I applied my refund toward the Amazon gift card when it was a 10% bonus. At 4%, it's not at all worth it for me.

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Post by livesoft » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:27 am

Yes, 4% is not something to get excited about, but it does exist.
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Post by dodecahedron » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:41 am

livesoft wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:00 am
Amazon has 4% of refund paid to Amazon credit as their deal, so if you get a refund and put at least $625 of your refund towards an Amazon account, then that will cover a $25 cost and make the HRBlock Deluxe + State Download free to you.
This is not really an attractive option for many folks. There are a couple of free Amazon credit cards that give 5% off purchases, and folks with BoA Cash Rewards with option set to online purchases get 5.25% off at Amazon.

So taking the trouble to get part of my refund put on an Amazon card with 4% bonus would actually *cost* me money on net.

1) I can get 5.25% off Cash Rewards for up to 2,500 in online purchases per quarter.

2) My Cash Rewards card is giving me 0% APR on purchases through Jan 2021, so I get the benefit of the float on my purchases (just paying the minimum monthly payments until then.)

3) I am not getting a federal refund (yes, I know I could manufacture one by paying an unnecessary fourth quarter estimated payment or that sort of thing, but that would be a totally unnecessary tying up of funds in advance of my Amazon purchases, essentially negative float to the IRS and then negative float to Amazon after the refund issued.)

Backing up a few years, the Amazon bonus used to be 10% (and credit cards did not routinely pay 5% or 5.25% on Amazon purchases at that time), so the bonus *used to be* worthwhile. I did have a year back then with sizable federal refund (due to unexpected life events that resulted in excess withholding) so I found the 10% bonus worthwhile. But 4% with current credit card options. I would be surprised if there are many exercisers.
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Post by dodecahedron » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:42 am

livesoft wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:27 am
Yes, 4% is not something to get excited about, but it does exist.
It exists, yes, but it COSTS us money to exercise the bonus gift card option (relative to just paying for purchases with a credit card as usual). You were presenting it as if it should be viewed as an offset to the price of the program.

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Post by Angst » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:07 am

Optmst wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:20 am
Newegg just emailed a Black Friday only sale with the two offers with State below (download or CD) for $19.95. I will wait until later in the year in hopes to get a lower price, but this is a good deal for those who want the software sooner.

H&R BLOCK Tax Software Deluxe + State 2019 Windows - Download ($19.95 With Promo Code: EMCUUVE57)
https://www.newegg.com/h-r-block-tax-so ... 2113-S2A2B

H&R BLOCK Tax Software Deluxe + State 2019 on CD ($19.95 With Promo Code: EMCUUVE58)
https://www.newegg.com/h-r-block-tax-so ... 2120-S2A2C
Got it, thanks! $19.99

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Post by mggray17 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:11 am

indexfundfan wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:27 am
Optmst wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:20 am
Newegg just emailed a Black Friday only sale with the two offers with State below (download or CD) for $19.95. I will wait until later in the year in hopes to get a lower price, but this is a good deal for those who want the software sooner.

H&R BLOCK Tax Software Deluxe + State 2019 Windows - Download ($19.95 With Promo Code: EMCUUVE57)
https://www.newegg.com/h-r-block-tax-so ... 2113-S2A2B

H&R BLOCK Tax Software Deluxe + State 2019 on CD ($19.95 With Promo Code: EMCUUVE58)
https://www.newegg.com/h-r-block-tax-so ... 2120-S2A2C
Thank you! I took up the Newegg offer. Paid $19.99 through Paypal/ChaseFreedomCC (offers 5% cashback this quarter), no taxes in GA. It took about 15 minutes for Newegg to generate the code and provide a download link. Software installed fine and registration code was accepted.
Also jumped on the Newegg deal. No tax in NJ either. Maybe CD would be taxed but not DL.

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Post by Zephavest » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:41 am

bouncyboglehead wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:24 am
My normal credit card gets me 3.33% universal cash back.
Can you share the company that offers the 3.33% universal cash back, I've not found any above 2%

Thank you

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Post by Bubba24 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:35 am

I ordered from Newegg and the product was downloaded promptly but I am newly on Chromebook and it cannot be opened. Anyone else have this experience?

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Post by tj » Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:07 pm

mggray17 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:11 am
indexfundfan wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:27 am
Optmst wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:20 am
Newegg just emailed a Black Friday only sale with the two offers with State below (download or CD) for $19.95. I will wait until later in the year in hopes to get a lower price, but this is a good deal for those who want the software sooner.

H&R BLOCK Tax Software Deluxe + State 2019 Windows - Download ($19.95 With Promo Code: EMCUUVE57)
https://www.newegg.com/h-r-block-tax-so ... 2113-S2A2B

H&R BLOCK Tax Software Deluxe + State 2019 on CD ($19.95 With Promo Code: EMCUUVE58)
https://www.newegg.com/h-r-block-tax-so ... 2120-S2A2C
Thank you! I took up the Newegg offer. Paid $19.99 through Paypal/ChaseFreedomCC (offers 5% cashback this quarter), no taxes in GA. It took about 15 minutes for Newegg to generate the code and provide a download link. Software installed fine and registration code was accepted.
Also jumped on the Newegg deal. No tax in NJ either. Maybe CD would be taxed but not DL.
The download got taxed in Arizona.

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Post by mindgap » Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:10 pm

Anybody knows a good deal for the H&R Block Tax Software Premium 2019 version?

Last year I paid around $35 at Amazon but this year I can't find a real deal for this version.

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Post by tfb » Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:17 pm

mindgap wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:10 pm
Anybody knows a good deal for the H&R Block Tax Software Premium 2019 version?
If you buy the Deluxe + State version and you realize you need the Premium version, which you might not, the Deluxe program itself will offer you the opportunity to upgrade to Premium for $10 or $15.
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Post by EnjoyTheJourney » Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:26 pm

I just finished paying $24.97 plus taxes for a PC download of the deluxe + state version of H&R block on amazon.com.

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Post by Zephavest » Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:41 pm

tfb wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:17 pm
If you buy the Deluxe + State version and you realize you need the Premium version, which you might not, the Deluxe program itself will offer you the opportunity to upgrade to Premium for $10 or $15.
Thanks, TFB, I'll go ahead and buy the deluxe myself today since you pointed out the cheap upgrade path. I called H&R Block but they are closed today, when I look at the H&R Block comparison table it shows only Premium or Premium & Business have:
"Advanced Schedule C guidance to maximize deductions for self-employment income"
https://www.hrblock.com/tax-software/de ... -software/

Does anyone know what additional interview questions H&R Block does in the Premium version vs the Deluxe version in preparing the Schedule C?

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Post by Kevin M » Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:42 pm

Bubba24 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:35 am
I ordered from Newegg and the product was downloaded promptly but I am newly on Chromebook and it cannot be opened. Anyone else have this experience?
Does not work on Chromebook. There are Windows and Mac versions, not a Chromebook version. Chromebook does not run Windows programs.

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Post by harikaried » Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:39 pm

Is anyone using a mac and able to open the H&R Block installed from Amazon? After accepting the terms and condition then privacy policy, the program crashes.

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Post by livesoft » Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:44 pm

harikaried wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:39 pm
Is anyone using a mac and able to open the H&R Block installed from Amazon? After accepting the terms and condition then privacy policy, the program crashes.
Everything works for me. I suggest that you try downloading again and re-installing.
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Post by harikaried » Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:55 pm

I found previous years had files located in

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/Users/Shared/H&R Block/<year>
and the 2019 directory had different permissions from the other years, so I modified it to match and now it works and imported information from last year fine. (From "drwxr-xr-x" to "drwxrwxrwx" although somewhat concerning that it needs those permissions in the first place…)

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Post by dodecahedron » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:16 pm

Zephavest wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:09 am
dodecahedron wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:32 am
Block Deluxe handles Schedule C just fine.
Hello dodecahedron or any other H&R Block Schedule C users,

I understand that Deluxe has the Schedule C form, but I'm willing to pay for the extra hand holding of a more expensive version, if needed. On this page it says:

The comparison table shows only Premium or Premium & Business have:"Advanced Schedule C guidance to maximize deductions for self-employment income"
https://www.hrblock.com/tax-software/de ... -software/

Do anyone know how this compares to the Deluxe Interview process for the Schedule C section?
I have been filing Schedule C returns for over 40 years (long before there was tax software available--I got used to reading the IRS instructions and reference books such as JK Lassers) so I generally find hand-holding interviews to be more of a nuisance than anything else. I am very familiar with what goes where on the Schedule C.

If you have self-employment income, it is worthwhile reading something like Lassers guide long before you actually prepare your tax return. Ideally you should be reading it before you start incurring potentially deductible expenses because it will give you an idea of the kinds of records you should be maintaining throughout the tax year. (E.g., for travel and meals expenses, you really ought to be maintaining a diary of your business meetings, with whom you met, the business purpose, etc.)

Don´t wait for tax software to prod you long after the fact about deductible expenses. Come up with a simple filing strategy for saving copies of receipts and documenting the business purpose while it is still fresh in your mind.

Look at a copy of an actual Schedule C in conjunction with a copy of JK Lasser´s guide (the chapter on self employment) and mentally categorize the type of expenses you have and what categories they best fit into. Create a spreadsheet where you record your business expenses with a field corresponding to the expense category where they will ultimately go. Better than any handholding interview in tax software.
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Post by nalor511 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:20 pm

Optmst wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:20 am
Newegg just emailed a Black Friday only sale with the two offers with State below (download or CD) for $19.95. I will wait until later in the year in hopes to get a lower price, but this is a good deal for those who want the software sooner.

H&R BLOCK Tax Software Deluxe + State 2019 Windows - Download ($19.95 With Promo Code: EMCUUVE57)
Thank you for posting this here!

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Post by tfb » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:29 pm

Zephavest wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:41 pm
when I look at the H&R Block comparison table it shows only Premium or Premium & Business have:
"Advanced Schedule C guidance to maximize deductions for self-employment income"
https://www.hrblock.com/tax-software/de ... -software/

Does anyone know what additional interview questions H&R Block does in the Premium version vs the Deluxe version in preparing the Schedule C?
Because they want you to upgrade, at various points they will say something like "additional help is available here if you upgrade." If those points are relevant to you, you can take the bait. Or you can go through everything without upgrading and see how it comes out.
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Post by Zephavest » Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:17 pm

tfb wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:29 pm
Because they want you to upgrade, at various points they will say something like "additional help is available here if you upgrade." If those points are relevant to you, you can take the bait. Or you can go through everything without upgrading and see how it comes out.
Thanks tfb, I pulled the trigger:
H&R Block Tax Software Deluxe 2019 [Federal Only] with 4% Refund Bonus Offer [Amazon Exclusive] [PC Download]
Items: $14.97
Amazon Day Reward: -$2.00
Total before tax: $12.97

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Post by Kevin M » Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:02 pm

Optmst wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:20 am
Newegg just emailed a Black Friday only sale with the two offers with State below (download or CD) for $19.95. I will wait until later in the year in hopes to get a lower price, but this is a good deal for those who want the software sooner.

H&R BLOCK Tax Software Deluxe + State 2019 Windows - Download ($19.95 With Promo Code: EMCUUVE57)
https://www.newegg.com/h-r-block-tax-so ... 2113-S2A2B
Good enough for me, and it worked--$19.99, no tax or shipping in CA. Thanks for the heads up.

I already had a newegg account, but haven't used it in a few years.

There was a glitch in the payment verification screen during the purchase--some sort of Firefox failure. Refreshed the screen and it worked.

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Post by snowman » Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:25 pm

Optmst wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:20 am
Newegg just emailed a Black Friday only sale with the two offers with State below (download or CD) for $19.95. I will wait until later in the year in hopes to get a lower price, but this is a good deal for those who want the software sooner.

H&R BLOCK Tax Software Deluxe + State 2019 Windows - Download ($19.95 With Promo Code: EMCUUVE57)
https://www.newegg.com/h-r-block-tax-so ... 2113-S2A2B
Thank you! Worked perfectly. No tax in CO - nice surprise.

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Post by friar1610 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:48 pm

I guess the early bird gets the worm. I just placed and order with Newegg to get the Deluxe CD Fed + State with the $25 promotional discount mentioned earlier in this thread. It said it was in stock and I went through the whole order process and it appeared to accept my order. About 2 minutes later I got an email saying my order had been cancelled because they were out of stock. Grrr.... But I know there will be other deals before taxes are due.
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Post by dodecahedron » Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:59 pm

friar1610 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:48 pm
I guess the early bird gets the worm. I just placed and order with Newegg to get the Deluxe CD Fed + State with the $25 promotional discount mentioned earlier in this thread. It said it was in stock and I went through the whole order process and it appeared to accept my order. About 2 minutes later I got an email saying my order had been cancelled because they were out of stock. Grrr.... But I know there will be other deals before taxes are due.
Why not do the New Egg download offer instead of the CD? Those don´t go ¨out of stock.¨

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Post by Watty » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:21 pm

friar1610 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:48 pm
I guess the early bird gets the worm. I just placed and order with Newegg to get the Deluxe CD Fed + State with the $25 promotional discount mentioned earlier in this thread. It said it was in stock and I went through the whole order process and it appeared to accept my order. About 2 minutes later I got an email saying my order had been cancelled because they were out of stock. Grrr.... But I know there will be other deals before taxes are due.
I just ordered it about 15 minutes ago before I saw your post.

About there minutes later I got an email from them saying my credit card had been charged, as well as the text message on my phone from my credit card company that I always get whenever there is a charge.

The order status now says "Packaging" with an expected ship date of today.

Maybe they released some more inventory.

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Post by turbospey » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:33 pm

snowman wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:25 pm
Optmst wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:20 am
Newegg just emailed a Black Friday only sale with the two offers with State below (download or CD) for $19.95. I will wait until later in the year in hopes to get a lower price, but this is a good deal for those who want the software sooner.

H&R BLOCK Tax Software Deluxe + State 2019 Windows - Download ($19.95 With Promo Code: EMCUUVE57)
https://www.newegg.com/h-r-block-tax-so ... 2113-S2A2B
Thank you! Worked perfectly. No tax in CO - nice surprise.

Worked for me too (except I used the same promo code to purchase/download the Mac version instead). No tax in OR. Thank you again!

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Post by inbox788 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:35 pm

dodecahedron wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:59 pm
Why not do the New Egg download offer instead of the CD?
Does the CD let you install both Mac and Windows version? Might come in handy.

Also It says there is a free download option if you buy the CD and don't have a reader, but no detail in description or photos. Wonder if it will make it easy for me install in my driveless Macbook Air.

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Post by UpsetRaptor » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:39 pm

Optmst wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:20 am
Newegg just emailed a Black Friday only sale with the two offers with State below (download or CD) for $19.95. I will wait until later in the year in hopes to get a lower price, but this is a good deal for those who want the software sooner.

H&R BLOCK Tax Software Deluxe + State 2019 Windows - Download ($19.95 With Promo Code: EMCUUVE57)
https://www.newegg.com/h-r-block-tax-so ... 2113-S2A2B
This just worked for me, $19.99 for the download. I guess CDs can run out of stock, but not downloads.

Thanks for the heads up!

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Post by Monster99 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:12 pm

inbox788 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:35 pm
dodecahedron wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:59 pm
Why not do the New Egg download offer instead of the CD?
Does the CD let you install both Mac and Windows version? Might come in handy.

Also It says there is a free download option if you buy the CD and don't have a reader, but no detail in description or photos. Wonder if it will make it easy for me install in my driveless Macbook Air.
I believe the CD has both versions but you get to use only one or the other...

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Post by MisterMister » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:20 pm

You'll discover some things are not quite ready for prime-time if you start running some numbers.

To be expected.

For me the most annoying thing so far is they are using a $6500 limit for age>50 IRA deposits instead of $7000 (despite the instructions which state the correct amount). This results in a non-deductible $500 contribution in their calculations if you contribute $7,000.

Probably will be fixed in the 1/3/2020 update.

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Post by friar1610 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:25 pm

dodecahedron wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:59 pm
friar1610 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:48 pm
I guess the early bird gets the worm. I just placed and order with Newegg to get the Deluxe CD Fed + State with the $25 promotional discount mentioned earlier in this thread. It said it was in stock and I went through the whole order process and it appeared to accept my order. About 2 minutes later I got an email saying my order had been cancelled because they were out of stock. Grrr.... But I know there will be other deals before taxes are due.
Why not do the New Egg download offer instead of the CD? Those don´t go ¨out of stock.¨
I do adult literacy tutoring and I generally offer my learners (mostly immigrants) the opportunity to learn how to do their own taxes instead of paying H&R Block several hundred bucks to do something that's easy but which intimidates them. So it's helpful to have a CD I can load on several different computers.
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Re: H&R BLOCK Pre-Order 2019 Software Offer

Post by Monster99 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:27 pm

Since Vanguard sends out the brokerage forms in mid February, there is plenty of time for updates.... I just use the previous year program for estimates.

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Post by dodecahedron » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:41 pm

friar1610 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:25 pm
dodecahedron wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:59 pm
friar1610 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:48 pm
I guess the early bird gets the worm. I just placed and order with Newegg to get the Deluxe CD Fed + State with the $25 promotional discount mentioned earlier in this thread. It said it was in stock and I went through the whole order process and it appeared to accept my order. About 2 minutes later I got an email saying my order had been cancelled because they were out of stock. Grrr.... But I know there will be other deals before taxes are due.
Why not do the New Egg download offer instead of the CD? Those don´t go ¨out of stock.¨
I do adult literacy tutoring and I generally offer my learners (mostly immigrants) the opportunity to learn how to do their own taxes instead of paying H&R Block several hundred bucks to do something that's easy but which intimidates them. So it's helpful to have a CD I can load on several different computers.
If their income is less than $66K, why not just get them access to the My Free Taxes (a free version of H&R Block software that will let them efile their federal & state returns for free). Your local United Way VITA program will have a link to the 2019 version in January. You can share that link with an unlimited number of your learners. Here is the 2018 link. It should go to 2019 by the end of January.

Meanwhile, for your own personal purposes, you can buy a downloadable version to your personally preferred platform.

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Post by dodecahedron » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:44 pm

Monster99 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:27 pm
Since Vanguard sends out the brokerage forms in mid February, there is plenty of time for updates.... I just use the previous year program for estimates.
For some of us (trying to fine-tune Roth conversions like livesoft and myself), having access to the 2019 version before the end of this tax year can be helpful. It will be too late to change Roth conversion numbers in February.

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Post by friar1610 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:46 pm

dodecahedron wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:41 pm
friar1610 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:25 pm
dodecahedron wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:59 pm
friar1610 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:48 pm
I guess the early bird gets the worm. I just placed and order with Newegg to get the Deluxe CD Fed + State with the $25 promotional discount mentioned earlier in this thread. It said it was in stock and I went through the whole order process and it appeared to accept my order. About 2 minutes later I got an email saying my order had been cancelled because they were out of stock. Grrr.... But I know there will be other deals before taxes are due.
Why not do the New Egg download offer instead of the CD? Those don´t go ¨out of stock.¨
I do adult literacy tutoring and I generally offer my learners (mostly immigrants) the opportunity to learn how to do their own taxes instead of paying H&R Block several hundred bucks to do something that's easy but which intimidates them. So it's helpful to have a CD I can load on several different computers.
If their income is less than $66K, why not just get them access to the My Free Taxes (a free version of H&R Block software that will let them efile their federal & state returns for free). Your local United Way VITA program will have a link to the 2019 version in January. You can share that link with an unlimited number of your learners. Here is the 2018 link. It should go to 2019 by the end of January.

Meanwhile, for your own personal purposes, you can buy a downloadable version to your personally preferred platform.
Thank you.
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Re: H&R BLOCK Pre-Order 2019 Software Offer

Post by Kevin M » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:48 pm

friar1610 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:25 pm
dodecahedron wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:59 pm
friar1610 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:48 pm
I guess the early bird gets the worm. I just placed and order with Newegg to get the Deluxe CD Fed + State with the $25 promotional discount mentioned earlier in this thread. It said it was in stock and I went through the whole order process and it appeared to accept my order. About 2 minutes later I got an email saying my order had been cancelled because they were out of stock. Grrr.... But I know there will be other deals before taxes are due.
Why not do the New Egg download offer instead of the CD? Those don´t go ¨out of stock.¨
I do adult literacy tutoring and I generally offer my learners (mostly immigrants) the opportunity to learn how to do their own taxes instead of paying H&R Block several hundred bucks to do something that's easy but which intimidates them. So it's helpful to have a CD I can load on several different computers.
You can put the installation executable on a USB drive, and you should be able to install it on multiple computers.

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Re: H&R BLOCK Pre-Order 2019 Software Offer

Post by RetiredAL » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:55 pm

Kevin M wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:48 pm
friar1610 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:25 pm
dodecahedron wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:59 pm
friar1610 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:48 pm
I guess the early bird gets the worm. I just placed and order with Newegg to get the Deluxe CD Fed + State with the $25 promotional discount mentioned earlier in this thread. It said it was in stock and I went through the whole order process and it appeared to accept my order. About 2 minutes later I got an email saying my order had been cancelled because they were out of stock. Grrr.... But I know there will be other deals before taxes are due.
Why not do the New Egg download offer instead of the CD? Those don´t go ¨out of stock.¨
I do adult literacy tutoring and I generally offer my learners (mostly immigrants) the opportunity to learn how to do their own taxes instead of paying H&R Block several hundred bucks to do something that's easy but which intimidates them. So it's helpful to have a CD I can load on several different computers.
You can put the installation executable on a USB drive, and you should be able to install it on multiple computers.

Kevin
Per their website only a CD install will allow on another computer. They said this would not work for a download copy. However, storing the install on a USB may plausibly enable a 2nd install if you have the activation data available.

From a CD:
There are just a few steps necessary to re-install the H&R Block At Home program from the CD you received in the mail. Follow the steps below to re-install the program or install it on a second computer.
1. Insert the H&R Block At Home CD into your computer.
2. Click the Need to Re-install? link on the menu bar at the bottom of the screen.
3. The Frequently Asked Questions page will open to the first FAQ titled, "Can I install the software on a second computer?"
4. Enter your activation code and last 4 digits of the credit card you used to purchase the program initially and click Activate.
5. You can find your activation code in your purchase confirmation e-mail.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

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Post by Saving$ » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:10 pm

For those who did the NewEgg deal, do you download it from the real H&R Block website?
I purchased from Walmart a few years ago and the download link went to a third party site that looked sketchy to me, so I refused to download it.
Purchasing from Amazon, my recollection is I downloaded either from H&R Block or Amazon...

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Re: H&R BLOCK Pre-Order 2019 Software Offer

Post by dodecahedron » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:19 pm

Saving$ wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:10 pm
For those who did the NewEgg deal, do you download it from the real H&R Block website?
I purchased from Walmart a few years ago and the download link went to a third party site that looked sketchy to me, so I refused to download it.
Purchasing from Amazon, my recollection is I downloaded either from H&R Block or Amazon...
I have purchased from Amazon for six years. I always download from Amazon and the program is in my permanent archive at Amazon. (That is, if I get audited and/or need to amend several years down the road and need to reaccess an old version of HR Block at a time when I have moved on to a new computer, I can redownload from my Amazon archive at no additional cost.)

If you buy directly from HR Block, you need to pay an additional fee for this privilege. If you buy the product from Amazon, this option comes at no additional cost.

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Re: H&R BLOCK Pre-Order 2019 Software Offer

Post by MisterMister » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:26 pm

Saving$ wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:10 pm
For those who did the NewEgg deal, do you download it from the real H&R Block website?
I purchased from Walmart a few years ago and the download link went to a third party site that looked sketchy to me, so I refused to download it.
Purchasing from Amazon, my recollection is I downloaded either from H&R Block or Amazon...
The newegg downlink link appears to download directly from newegg.

If you are concerned, you can check the digital signature on the downloaded file properties. Google how to do that if not sure or message me.

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Re: H&R BLOCK Pre-Order 2019 Software Offer

Post by inbox788 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:47 pm

Monster99 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:12 pm
I believe the CD has both versions but you get to use only one or the other...
I was hoping they would allow multiple OS installations, but far from clear that it's encouraged. They make this activation business difficult. Decided to just keep it simple and get the Windows version. I've got several old PCs (desktop and laptop), but they need to be replaced, or I was considering moving this task to Mac, but the decision is made for now. Hopefully it's easy enough to switch if necessary down the road.

The download link came very quickly and the discount code worked just fine (thanks!). Now that I've bought it, I'm expecting all the $18 offers to popup anytime. But bird in the hand...

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Re: H&R BLOCK Pre-Order 2019 Software Offer

Post by chestnut » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:04 am

Can I still install and activate the software again on a second computer later?

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We purchased from NewEgg yesterday the windows downloadable version of Fed Deluxe + State. If we download, install and activate the software now, can we later do the same again on a different computer? My computer is very old and having issues. We may have to get a new computer in the next few months. Not sure when - hoping for it to last till summer. But if I have to get a new computer before April tax filing, can I download, install and activate the software again on the new computer?

thanks!

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