H & R Block Complaint - Do it Yourself - Tax Preparation
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.