TurboTax Deluxe Issue And H&R Block
It is that time of year again "Tax Season" and everyone needs to start thinking about filing his or her tax returns.
TurboTax has made some "Tax Software" changes for this year and that leads to a software war between TurboTax and H&R Block.
MousePrint which is a sister site to ConsumerWorld.org sent out a warning for TurboTax users earlier this week. According to MousePrint regular customers of the TurboTax Deluxe software program used to help with the preparation of tax forms are in for a big surprise this year. The surprise involves the Intuit INTU-1.01%'s version of TurboTax Deluxe. This top selling desktop version of TurboTax will require an upgrade for the Premier and higher edition versions. This will affect the Q&A sections for Schedules C (self-employment income and all expenses), D (investments), and E (rental and partnership income) on the TurboTax Deluxe software. The full interview sections will no longer be on the TurboTax Deluxe software. This will require an upgrade for the already purchased TurboTax software. Therefore this will require more money spent by TurboTax customers.
This has created a huge opportunity for H&R Block. H&R Block now has the opportunity to appeal to TurboTax unhappy customers. H&R Block knows they can entice some of TurboTax customers over to use their programs by making offers on H&R Block software. This offer will be made to any TurboTax customers by submitting key information to H&R Block. H&R Block will offer their own software free to any TurboTax customer that will be impacted. H&R Block has stated that several federal forms that no long exist on TurboTax Basic or Deluxe software are included in the H&R Block software. H&R Block will offer this for TurboTax customers at no additional charge. If a TurboTax customer is interested he or she should send an email to "[email protected]" and include: Name, address, and phone number along with the type of computer operating system he or she uses. The TurboTax customer must also submit prove of purchase of the TurboTax Basic or Deluxe software by adding a photo, scanning, or emailing proof. This action will give the customers a free download for the new software.
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