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LadyGeek wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:31 am The links are customized for your purchase, so there's nothing to post.

I assume you got an email titled "It's time to download your H&R Block 2020 Deluxe Federal + State". The download link is a green button "Download program".

The link under the green button is Additional Installation Help.
here is how email looks like. it does not have download link. i wonder why download of software is specific to buyer since activation code is needed anyways.
Hi xxxx, thanks for buying H&R Block Tax Software!

Your activation code is xxxx.

Install your software, then enter your activation code on the Activate and Register Your Software screen.
Your activation code lets you redeem five free e-filed returns.
Your unlock code is xxxxx. Use this and the activation code to reinstall H&R Block 2020 Deluxe Federal on your computer if needed.
To buy and prepare state returns, choose the State tab in your software program. To buy state e-file, choose the File tab.



Your Purchase Details

Name: xxx
Address: xx
xxx
Product: H&R Block 2020 Deluxe Federal
Backup CD: NO
H&R Block Tax Identity Shield: NO
Credit card:
xxxxxxxxxxxx

Price: $14.95
Sales tax: $1.23
Total: $16.18
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That's a different email than I have. Did you create an online H&R Block account? If so, I'm betting you can download the software from there.
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indexinvestor101 wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:43 am
LadyGeek wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:31 am The links are customized for your purchase, so there's nothing to post.

I assume you got an email titled "It's time to download your H&R Block 2020 Deluxe Federal + State". The download link is a green button "Download program".

The link under the green button is Additional Installation Help.
here is how email looks like. it does not have download link. i wonder why download of software is specific to buyer since activation code is needed anyways.
Hi xxxx, thanks for buying H&R Block Tax Software!

Your activation code is xxxx.

Install your software, then enter your activation code on the Activate and Register Your Software screen.
Your activation code lets you redeem five free e-filed returns.
Your unlock code is xxxxx. Use this and the activation code to reinstall H&R Block 2020 Deluxe Federal on your computer if needed.
To buy and prepare state returns, choose the State tab in your software program. To buy state e-file, choose the File tab.



Your Purchase Details

Name: xxx
Address: xx
xxx
Product: H&R Block 2020 Deluxe Federal
Backup CD: NO
H&R Block Tax Identity Shield: NO
Credit card:
xxxxxxxxxxxx

Price: $14.95
Sales tax: $1.23
Total: $16.18
found out solution to the above.

Go to the purchase website(https://gethrblock.com/rasp) and click 'support'. Then choose new computer installation. enter the unlock code and activation code from your email. this will download installer.
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indexinvestor101 wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:12 pm Go to the purchase website(https://gethrblock.com/rasp) and click 'support'. Then choose new computer installation. enter the unlock code and activation code from your email. this will download installer.
Good info, thanks! Unfortunately, you need to be on a Windows or Mac computer to see the page. I'm in Linux and get a "Your device is not supported" error. My guess is that anyone viewing the site from a different operating system needs more help than they can supply. :)
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haha. the only time i have to dust up my windows computer :)
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Just wanted to thank everyone for the links...got my Deluxe Federal & State for under $25 including tax (plus 20% bonus to my Amazon store card)

One might save an additional $5 by waiting until next year, but the above was cheap enough for me.
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I will be preparing federal tax returns for myself, brother & sister (our state has a tax filing system). The current price (federal only) at Amazon for H&R Block is $19.99. I was under assumption that would be for only one federal tax return filing. But I checked the question & answer section and found the following reply to a question that was just posted today.:

Question: What will I need to do to submit my taxes when using this software and will this be a 1 time usage?

Answer: After you complete your tax return, the software comes with a code that you can use for up to 5 electronic returns.

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minesweep wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:06 pm I will be preparing federal tax returns for myself, brother & sister (our state has a tax filing system). The current price (federal only) at Amazon for H&R Block is $19.99. I was under assumption that would be for only one federal tax return filing. But I checked the question & answer section and found the following reply to a question that was just posted today.:

Question: What will I need to do to submit my taxes when using this software and will this be a 1 time usage?

Answer: After you complete your tax return, the software comes with a code that you can use for up to 5 electronic returns.

A. C. · December 31, 2020
Yes, that is correct IF you buy the download version of the software. (If you purchase the online version, you pay each time you efile.)

The download version is particularly a bargain for folks like you who prepare several returns for family members.
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minesweep wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:06 pm I will be preparing federal tax returns for myself, brother & sister (our state has a tax filing system). The current price (federal only) at Amazon for H&R Block is $19.99. I was under assumption that would be for only one federal tax return filing. But I checked the question & answer section and found the following reply to a question that was just posted today.:

Question: What will I need to do to submit my taxes when using this software and will this be a 1 time usage?

Answer: After you complete your tax return, the software comes with a code that you can use for up to 5 electronic returns.

A. C. · December 31, 2020
Yes it's always 5 federal returns filed, and 0 or 1 state. You can run as many federal returns as you want (I usually do 10-20), but you can only e-file 5 of them.
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dodecahedron wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:30 pm
minesweep wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:06 pm I will be preparing federal tax returns for myself, brother & sister (our state has a tax filing system). The current price (federal only) at Amazon for H&R Block is $19.99. I was under assumption that would be for only one federal tax return filing. But I checked the question & answer section and found the following reply to a question that was just posted today.:

Question: What will I need to do to submit my taxes when using this software and will this be a 1 time usage?

Answer: After you complete your tax return, the software comes with a code that you can use for up to 5 electronic returns.

A. C. · December 31, 2020
Yes, that is correct IF you buy the download version of the software. (If you purchase the online version, you pay each time you efile.)

The download version is particularly a bargain for folks like you who prepare several returns for family members.
Last year I used their CD version. It was around this same price. I read somewhere that because of the environmental impact concerns they were moving to the software downloads for customers. Although the CD was still available for an extra fee. I'll forgo that option and take this offer instead.
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CABob wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:18 pm End of the year must be approaching. I just received my first email offering H&R Block software for $34.95. IIRC I bought last years software for much less than that around Black Friday. I think I'll wait a while before buying.
NewEgg is currently selling H&R Block Deluxe + State for $21.50 with coupon code EMCGFFR62. Use a cashback website for additional savings. Options include Windows and Mac download, or purchase a physical copy (warning it may be a physical card that entitles a download).

The after New Years Day sale matches the lowest price available so far (previously in mid-December) for Deluxe + State. It was also available at a higher price ($22.50) for Black Friday and Cyber Monday at NewEgg, Amazon, and Walmart.

Other H&R Block Tax Software options on sale:
  • H&R Block Premium (Windows/Mac/Download): $29.99
  • H&R Block Premium & Business Small Business Owners: $37.49
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I got an email yesterday stating that the PA state return was available for download. I installed the state.

In Windows, open a return (or start a new return), then select Tools --> Get State Program

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Tax form release dates are now showing online. Federal Form Updates for Tax Preparation Software

Links to the state and business tax form release dates are here: Download Tax Software Back Editions & Updates. The state is "2021 Coming Soon", business is "2020 Coming Soon" (yes, it says 2020).
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criticalmass wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:40 pm
CABob wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:18 pm End of the year must be approaching. I just received my first email offering H&R Block software for $34.95. IIRC I bought last years software for much less than that around Black Friday. I think I'll wait a while before buying.
NewEgg is currently selling H&R Block Deluxe + State for $21.50 with coupon code EMCGFFR62. Use a cashback website for additional savings. Options include Windows and Mac download, or purchase a physical copy (warning it may be a physical card that entitles a download).

The after New Years Day sale matches the lowest price available so far (previously in mid-December) for Deluxe + State. It was also available at a higher price ($22.50) for Black Friday and Cyber Monday at NewEgg, Amazon, and Walmart.

Other H&R Block Tax Software options on sale:
  • H&R Block Premium (Windows/Mac/Download): $29.99
  • H&R Block Premium & Business Small Business Owners: $37.49
Thanks for posting, but darn just missed this one.

Best deal I can currently find is about $44 for Premium.
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finite_difference wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:45 pm Thanks for posting, but darn just missed this one.

Best deal I can currently find is about $44 for Premium.
Well, Premium is now down to $27. Business for $36.
Deluxe Tax + State for $18, and Deluxe for $15

https://slickdeals.net/f/14767309-h-r-b ... 8-more?v=1
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Good find, thanks!
random_walker_77 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:38 pm
Well, Premium is now down to $27. Business for $36.
Deluxe Tax + State for $18, and Deluxe for $15

https://slickdeals.net/f/14767309-h-r-b ... 8-more?v=1
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random_walker_77 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:38 pm Well, Premium is now down to $27. Business for $36.
Deluxe Tax + State for $18, and Deluxe for $15

https://slickdeals.net/f/14767309-h-r-b ... 8-more?v=1
Thanks! Just ordered deluxe + state.

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Kevin M wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:29 pm
random_walker_77 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:38 pm Well, Premium is now down to $27. Business for $36.
Deluxe Tax + State for $18, and Deluxe for $15

https://slickdeals.net/f/14767309-h-r-b ... 8-more?v=1
Thanks! Just ordered deluxe + state.

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January 12 is very close to the date last year for the lowest H&R Block Price.
I recommend purchasing this deal if you want 2020 H&R Block software.
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D'oh. I just bought the most expensive (with Business) last night for $80 I think. Do I have any recourse?
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random_walker_77 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:38 pm ...

Well, Premium is now down to $27. Business for $36.
Deluxe Tax + State for $18, and Deluxe for $15

https://slickdeals.net/f/14767309-h-r-b ... 8-more?v=1
Brilliant, thank you! I've been using HR Block for several years and $18 is the cheapest I've ever paid for the fed/state combo.
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fyre4ce wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:37 pm D'oh. I just bought the most expensive (with Business) last night for $80 I think. Do I have any recourse?
You can try to return it or cancel the order. If it works, then you can buy this one.
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random_walker_77 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:38 pm
finite_difference wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:45 pm Thanks for posting, but darn just missed this one.

Best deal I can currently find is about $44 for Premium.
Well, Premium is now down to $27. Business for $36.
Deluxe Tax + State for $18, and Deluxe for $15

https://slickdeals.net/f/14767309-h-r-b ... 8-more?v=1
Thank you! I paid double last year.
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