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The Emerald Card And Customer Service A Joke
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MOUNT PLEASANT, PENNSYLVANIA -- Recently, I applied for an Emerald Card through H&R Block, so that I could have my refund direct deposited onto the card. This is because I'm having problems with my National City Bank account due to technical difficulties using automatic bill pay (they took out my car insurance twice). So until my bank clears up their mistake, I'm not giving them anymore money.

I thought it would be a good idea to get the emerald card. I e-filed my taxes, because it was free and after a few phone calls, I was able to receive the right routing number for H&R Bank along with my card account number. My refund should be coming in a few days. The agent assured me the money would be there. I thought I was being smart, being that I found a way I didn't have to pay 200.00 at the tax office to have it all done. Well now I am not so sure. I have been using the card and everything had been fine until today. I called the number on the back of the card to check my balance this morning and discovered that my pin number didn't work. This really upset me.

I hadn't changed it myself, so how did it get changed? I called customer service and had two people give me two different answers, one of them told me to reset my account. I explained that this concerned me because my refund was coming. He told me that it wouldn't hurt anything. Another cut in on the line and told me that I didn't need to do that, just to call and follow the instructions to reset my new pin. I called the card and it asked me to re-activate my account. "NOOOO!" I was really mad. I called customer service back and the man told me to go ahead and re-activate my account, that my return would still be there on time.

I asked him how all of this happened and he told me some bull crap about it being because I called from a cordless or cell phone and not from a land line phone.... "huh?" Needless to say I am super pissed and if I don't get my refund I am going to go ape ** on someone!

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Quoting Lower Rates Then They Actually Charge You
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LIVONIA, MICHIGAN -- Currently, I am unaware of whom to speak to concerning the experience I had recently at H&R Block located on: 30230 Plymouth Rd. Livonia, Mi 48150. My appointment was on 01/20/09 @ 3 P.M. with **. On the day of my appointment at 2:30 P.M. ** contacted me and said she was running late "could I come at 3:15 P.M." and that was not a problem. But when I arrived at 3:15 she didn't see me until 4:13 and I was told when I made the appointment that the price would be the same as I paid last year ($75), but when my bill came up it was $96.00.

I was extremely unhappy that I was quoted the wrong price so ** went and got the manager who came over to me and did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING for me except tell me that ** made another mistake in trying to file my $300 stimulus with my return amount and made her take it off. And then after she took $300 out of my total return she turned to me and said “Ohh so sorry there is nothing we can do for you about your bill.” I cannot begin to explain how angry and taken advantage of that I felt when I left that office. H&R Block had me in their place of business under false pretenses and REFUSED to honor the quoted rate they gave to me when I made my appointment.

When I left that day I was in tears. I was so upset. I've never been treated so poorly by an establishment and the most disturbing part is that while this was happening I was just trying to hold back tears and ** made a comment to me that will forever boggle my mind: “What do you want to hit me will that make you feel better?” How utterly disturbing and unprofessional is that????

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Trickery
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Rating: 1/51

ONLINE SERVICES, OHIO -- Tried to file online with H&R Block.... I'm retired but wasn't sure if I still needed to file. My state has a school district double tax (double because they tax the crap out of us on real estate taxes for schools). I selected the free version that only cost 30 dollars and when finished I was told that I had to print and mail the forms to file. Well, that's why I went there to begin with because I can't print the forms. They didn't even address the school tax issue in Ohio. I'm not even sure what I paid for... H&R Block did basically nothing for that 30 bucks. Now I have to try another way of doing my taxes.

Stay away from these money grubbers. There are many tax firms that will complete and file your returns easily and quickly online. Too bad I chose the worst one.

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Rudeness While Filing Taxes
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WARNER ROBINS, GEORGIA -- While filing taxes at H&R Block I had the worst experience ever! The lady helping me file my taxes told me that I did not make enough to take care of me and my daughter! She also told me that DFACS would get involved if I filed without including her father. Well we are not married so can't claim him. And I really don't believe that she has a right to tell me that DFACS will get involved if I file my taxes this year. Can anyone tell me why someone would tell me that? I manage my money just fine for me and my daughter to live comfortably!

Then when I got home they call me to tell me that they forgot to get me to sign one of the papers for them to be able to process my taxes! So then I had to go back up there and when I got there they asked if I get help from the state.. I tell them yes and they were like "Well DFACS might still get involved and you might get audited this year"!

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Black Men Need Not Apply as Office Managers at H & R Block - Houston - District 6
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Rating: 1/51

HOUSTON, TEXAS -- H&R Block (Houston, TX - District 6) has made a concerted effort to remove all black males from Office Manager positions through a series of conspiracies, petitions from non-black tax preparers and hostile working environments created by District 6 and Regional Managers - Region 53. In some cases the same person working different locations launched an attack against a black male, and then the wimped managers, fearing an interruption of business, either fires, removes or lays-off the black manager. Some black managers are filing lawsuits while others simply wash their hands of the company not wishing to pile up legal bills.

When next you consider a tax preparation company in Houston -District 6, be aware of the hostile work environment for black males and no longer wonder why you do not see any in leadership positions.

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Rude, Inconsiderate Employees
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Rating: 1/51

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI, MICHIGAN -- This particular H&R Block is located in the strip mall in The Heights right next to the UPS Store. The H&R Block employees take up the three (3) designated parking places for the UPS Store, forcing UPS customers to park farther away - which is particularly disturbing when carrying heavy or bulky boxes. When I approached the H&R Block employee(s) about this, they were absolutely awful! I was told that it's even worse as tax season gets busier. I contacted their Home Office and they didn't even have the courtesy to call me back. I certainly won't be doing any business with a company like that!

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HR Block Emerald Debit Card
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We got our taxes on this card. Well it was going really well and started our direct deposit done good so far. Then one morning got up to see how much was on my card and it was over $100.00 amount, so went to gas station to get gas. Went into store, my card decline so went call the company. Really rude said there was a glitch in tech and computer and they would have it fix within a hour. So I ask them what am I supposed to do about paying for my gas. She and he said I would have to wait until the computer was fixed.

So we waited, no fix, had to call my parents to pay for my gas. So call them back told them what happen, they acted like they didn't even care. So do not use this card. They do not care about their customers at all and they are a rip off and didn't even care I was stranded and it took 8 hours instead of one hour. Sorry company.

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Unhappy Customer
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FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA -- We purchased a home in 2010. We were able to take advantage of the home tax credit. We went to H&R Block to have an amendment done to our 2009 taxes. We paid almost $200 for this service. This service was done in a timely manner, however, it was not complete. The agent completed our amendment and gave us our documents in an envelope to mail out. All signed and mailed, we waited, and waited, and waited for our check. I called the IRS and was told that our paperwork would be sent back because not all of the documents were there.

Once I received my documents from the IRS, I took it to H &R. They printed the missing document and gave it to me. I returned it to the IRS, only to find out that my paperwork has to the start the process all over again. I was informed by the IRS that now my paperwork will take 20 - 22 weeks. Yes, weeks for my paperwork to get processed. Something that would only have taken 8 weeks, has turned into months and months. These are tax professionals, their oversight is now affecting us. I would like to get a refund of the amount paid to do my taxes. You have lost a customer.

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Do it Yourself
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I went to my local H&R Block because I had three years of returns that needed to be filed. I asked the preparer how much would it cost and he could not tell me. I asked "Don't you have a price list?" He said no because they have to prepare it first. He called me two weeks later and told me it was $400(!) to do my returns and that I owed the government and the state money. I asked why it was $400 and he said because my returns were so complicated. I actually was contemplating paying him because they are the "experts" and the IRS was sending me threatening letters. Then a lady at a tax clinic told me I could do it myself.

I went online and ordered the tax preparation software for the three years. It took me a little over three hours to do all three (both state and Federal) and I am getting almost $2,000 back from the IRS and $134 from the state.

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H&R Block Do Not Guarantee
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We have been filling with H&R Block for several years now, and each year they mess up in some way. We have had to send additional information on 2 separate occasions this tax year. Their computer messed up our taxes and we had to pay for it. They guarantee their accuracy but will not pay up when it comes down to it. We will not be going back to H&R Block and I would not recommend them to any one. Also many of the staff do not speak adequate English and they receptionist speaks horrible English. I had to repeat myself several times.

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