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3 Details to Not Overlook on Your Tax Return

You’ve prepared your return, and it’s ready to go. Or is it? Before you hit submit, save yourself some potential trouble later – or even some money on your tax bill – by double-checking these three important detail.

5 Tax Filing Tips to Beat the Deadline

Another year, another tax return. As we inch closer to the filing deadline, you may be scrambling to complete your return. While it is best to beat the deadline, it doesn’t pay to be in too big of a rush. If you miss something, you may pay more tax than you need to, or you may […]

4 Reasons You Shouldn’t File Taxes Like Your Parents

Growing up, our parents taught us many valuable lessons to lay the groundwork for life on our own. We learned how to share and why we should tell the truth. We learned the importance of respecting others and being on time. They taught us how to properly do laundry and why we can’t eat ice […]

Alternative Tax Fact #6: At H&R Block, pay more for what’s yours

There are a lot of things in life that should be free but aren’t. For example, free chips and salsa at a Mexican restaurant has always been nice perk, but unfortunately, many chains now charge for the tasty appetizer. Or what about filling your tires with air when you fill up your gas tank?  It […]

Alternative Tax Fact #5: When H&R Block More Zero Gets More Expensive

Offers for “free” online tax filing are everywhere. The problem is many of those free offers don’t make it clear that you’ll pay a fee for features you might think are included. Take H&R Block’s More Zero, for example.

Alternative Tax Fact #4: At TurboTax, free can come at a price

“Bargain” airlines might save you money on a ticket, sure, but once you’re on board you’ll pay for your bag, your seat, even water. You know, all the stuff you think should be included at the original price. It’s the same drill with TurboTax. AbsoluteZero is free, sure, but once you get in there, TurboTax […]

What It Really Means to Get a Tax Refund

It’s tax season – or as it’s frequently called, “refund season!” And that means tax filers like you are barraged with messages about getting your “maximum refund.” Many of those messages come from tax software companies and even tax preparation store fronts. It’s certainly not new – the tax industry has been telling the “maximum […]

Alternative Tax Fact #3: When “free” is just another word for up-sell

TurboTax always boasts about being free. They call it AbsoluteZero. But once you’ve started your return, it doesn’t take long for them to try to push you into something much more expensive. And they do it in a very clever way, too.