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H&R Block At Home 2012 Premium

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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (208 customer reviews) 10 answered questions

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  • Live tax advice
  • Schedule C guidance
  • Tax laws and planning resources
  • Rental income deductions
  • Advanced tax calculators
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Product Details

Platform: PC/Mac Disc
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B009RHECBK
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1.5 x 7.5 inches ; 2.4 ounces
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Release Date: November 13, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (208 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,384 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Platform: PC/Mac Disc

From the Manufacturer


Pick Up 50+ Years of Tax Expertise

Homeowners, investors, rental property owners, and self-employed Schedule C filers, look no further than H&R Block At Home Premium. It has a complete program of tools needed to easily complete federal and state taxes. Search for hundreds of deductions in the simplified interface to get the biggest refund. H&R Block At Home Premium includes free tax advice from an H&R Block tax professional and free audit support with the Maximum Refund Guarantee.1

Key Features

  • Five free federal e-files
  • One state program download included2
  • Live tax advice with an H&R Block tax professional (one session included)
  • Customized interview process to help you complete your federal taxes
  • Step-by-step guidance
  • Guaranteed 100% accuracy
  • Free audit support with representation3
  • Accuracy Review checks returns to make sure they're accurate and complete4
  • Accurate Calculations Guarantee5
  • Maximum Refund Guarantee1
  • Easily import last year's tax data from H&R Block At Home and TurboTax software

Additional Tools

For Homeowners and Investors

H&R Block At Home Premium maximizes deductions for home mortgage interest and real estate taxes. It also provides in-depth assistance for investments, dividends, home sales, and retirement income reporting. Plus, enjoy personalized tax guidance to make sure you get the biggest refund, and comprehensive tax planning advice for the upcoming year.

For Self-Employed and Rental Property Owners

H&R Block At Home Premium offers advanced Schedule C guidance to maximize deductions for self-employment income. Tax calculators help determine the cost basis of home sales, dividends, gifts, and inheritance assets. Plus, enjoy complete guidance for rental property income and expenses.

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System Requirements

Windows Minimum Requirements
  • Windows XP SP3 or greater / Windows Vista / Windows 7
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or greater
Mac Minimum Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or greater
  • Safari 4 or greater
Hardware Minimum Requirements
  • Internet connection required for updates, state downloads, and e-file
  • 170 MB hard-disk space
  • 2X CD-ROM drive
  • 1024x768, SVGA color monitor
  • Compatible ink jet or laser printer
  • Speakers and sound card for videos/animations

Which Tax Product Best Suits Your Needs?

Use the chart below to determine which tax product best suits your tax needs. If any aspect of your tax situation falls into a higher tier (tiers increase from left to right), your best-fitting tax product is the higher-tier product.

This product is right for me if I... Basic Deluxe Premium Premium & Business
Have a simple tax return
Want to import last year's data
Own or sold a home
Have kids
Have lots of deductions like charitable donations, or have significant medical, education, or childcare expenses
Own stocks and bonds or other investments
Have mutual funds, rental properties (Schedule E), retirement income, or inheritance income
Am a sold proprietor, 1099 contractor, consultant, or have a single-member LLC (Form 1040 & Schedule C)
Own an S or C corp (Form 1120S or 1120), run a nonprofit (Form 990), manage an estate or trust (Form 1041), have a multi-member LLC (Form 1065), or have a partnership (Form 1065)
Produce payroll forms (Forms 940 & 941)
Have vehicle deductions, depreciation, and business expenses
Prepare unlimited business state returns

Basic

✓ Available as a download

✓ Available in a box

✓ Available for PC

✓ Available for Mac

✓ Available for federal and state returns (box only)

✓ Available for federal-only returns

Deluxe

✓ Available as a download

✓ Available in a box

✓ Available for PC

✓ Available for Mac

✓ Available for federal and state returns

✓ Available for federal-only returns

Premium

✓ Available as a download

✓ Available in a box

✓ Available for PC

✓ Available for Mac

✓ Available for federal and state returns

Premium & Business

✓ Available as a download

✓ Available in a box

✓ Available for PC

✓ Available for federal and state returns


1. If you find another tax software preparation method that results in a larger refund (or smaller liability) than that calculated by the H&R Block At Home tax software program, H&R Block will refund the fees you paid to use their tax software program to prepare that return. To qualify, the larger refund or smaller tax liability must not be due to differences in data supplied by you or positions taken on your return that are contrary to law.

2. Additional state programs are extra. Most state programs are available in January. Release dates vary by state. DC, DE, HI, LA, ND, VT, and WV do not support part-year / nonresident forms.

3. Audit Support constitutes tax advice only. Consult your attorney for legal advice. Additional fees and conditions apply. Power of Attorney required for Audit Representation.

4. The assessment of your audit risk is not a guarantee that you will not be audited.

5. H&R Block guarantees accurate calculations, or they'll reimburse resulting IRS penalties and interest charges (limits apply).

Product Description

H&R Block At Home Premium includes everything needed to easily complete federal and state taxes — with the tax expertise you can trust. With an easy-to-use interface, H&R Block At Home Premium searches for hundreds of deductions to get the biggest refund. Ideal for homeowners, investors, rental property owners, and self-employed Schedule C filers, the program includes features available only from H&R Block, such as built-in expertise, expert advice from our community of tax specialists, including live tax advice from an H&R Block enrolled agent — and, best of all, our Maximum Refund Guarantee*.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Product for the Price January 2, 2013
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Disc|Verified Purchase
I have almost all my tax information already and wanted to start early. So far so good. I've used this product for at least 5 years now and it has always worked fine. No problem with State or electronic filing in the past, and I'll update about this year's experience. I use a Mac OS 10.5 which is getting old and everything still works fine.

I think this software is pretty much the same as before. Small upgrades and small glitches fixed. Transfer of deductions from Deduction Finder is still lacking, but that is a secondary program (free) that you use online at the HR site. I used to use Turbo Tax many years ago, but they got too pricey. Looking at that program again I see it still has bells and whistles, and still costs more than HR Block. HR Block also has free Federal e-file. In the years I've used it, never a problem.

At Home is still behind looks and some minor functions that Turbo Tax has, but if you are like me, and looking for utility, ease of use, and getting the job done with as little effort as possible, then I think you might consider trying this program.

It also includes their program Deduction Finder, something that can save you $$$ if you use deductions, and also you get some free time with HR Block tax specialists if necessary.

I am not gifted in math or tax law, and I find this program very easy to use. The questions are to the point, and the help feature actually answers most of my questions. It is good to know that I can also have a consultation with and HR Block professional if necessary.

Bottom line is that it gets the job done, is backed by HR Block (they also throw in some audit protection for free), and it costs less than Turbo Tax. So if using a product just a little behind in terms of fancy stuff is not a big deal, then I think this product will fit the bill.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars tax forms not yet updated January 9, 2013
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Disc|Verified Purchase
As of this review 1/9/2013, the tax forms have not yet been updated. In fact, the IRS hasn't published the final forms and extended the filing date to 1/30/2013, but the deadline stays to April 15th. HR Block has an update scheduled for 1/10/2013, so I will provide update if the download actually includes the new forms. Otherwise, any of the interview forms on this product will need to be revisited when the new forms are available. You can buy the product now (and find any cheap deals), but wait to do your taxes until Feb 1 to avoid doing taxes twice - once now, then once again after the forms are updated to review all of the entries for any changes.

This product installed on Windows 7 with no problems. I've used both HR Block and TurboTax for the last 15 years and always seem to comeback to Taxcut except for once a few years ago when TurboTax was actually easier/better. I have rental properties so need the extras& that Premium version provides beyond the Deluxe release.

--Update 1/10/2013 --

H&R Block released a product update as scheduled today. After installation, the interviews still have notice "This interview isn't final" with update notice that you can complete the return if you don't need to use some of the forms that IRS has still pending for final update.

Also, If you file before 1/30/2013, then H&R will accept your electronic filing, then submit the filings to IRS in the order received.

Next product update is scheduled for 1/24/2013.

-- Update 1/21/2013 --

H&R Block released an update ahead of schedule. The interview screens no longer have the notice so I would assume that the forms are now final. Having said that, the State download is not yet available.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Big problem with missed deductions February 1, 2013
By Laurie
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Disc|Verified Purchase
When going through the tax credits section there is no prompt to enter child care expenses unless you paid for a non-dependent or paid in a different year. When I did an online chat they were unable to resolve it....I should have known when the service person asked what page I was on and there are no pages displayed. He suggested I check the box for expenses paid in a different year...that did not work. He finally decided he could not help me and would send it up the chain. What a waste of 45 minutes! That is a pretty big deduction to miss.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars For me, a total and complete fail:-( February 22, 2013
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Disc
****UPDATE!!!:

This is one botched piece of software. There was an Arizona update tonight. Yay! Sounds like they finally fixed the problem of correctly transposing the numbers from Federal Schedule A to Arizona Schedule A. Nope. Not a chance. This company is fully aware there's a major problem with the Arizona module. They either don't know how to fix it, or they refuse to fix it. How do I know there are numerical errors in H&R Block's software this year? I ran the exact same tax return on 4 other major tax software providers.

Again.......the sad reality is that Arizona is broken. Block either doesn't know how to, or won't fix it.

Block appears to be inept. For that reason, I strongly recommend you save yourself time, $$$, and lots of grief. Don't buy this useless piece of garbage. It's that simple.

Whoever "handled" the Arizona module should be the hapless target in a farting contest starring Rosie O'Donnell and Louie Anderson. H&R Block turned this into a completely useless piece of software for me. Just some of the problems I found. I'm sure there are many, many more!!!:

1. Software incorrectly imports data from Federal "Schedule A" to Arizona "Schedule A". I told them about it, by way of phone and chat. No updates. No one has fixed it. How could all the others get it right and H&R Block get it so very wrong? And why do they not jump on fixing broken software? Why would they want to professionally embarrass themselves? Their lack of attention and overt laziness makes me embarrassed for them.

2. Critical forms for Arizona are missing (form 321, "Credit for Contributions to Charities That Provide Assistance to the Working Poor".) Try getting credit for what you've donated there, without having your return rejected. I dare ya.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Jury still out here too.
Published 12 days ago by Edwin R. Gould
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 13 days ago by Ronald W. Ankney
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
It's great!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice!
Software was very simple and easy to use for Trucking Taxes for my husband. Will be ordering H&R at the end of the year again. Highly recommended.
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Been using this software for years, it's easy to install and easy to use. Got a good deal from Amazon this year so that's why I purchased. Read more
Published 5 months ago by K. Hinton
3.0 out of 5 stars my rating would be higher, but.
I have farm income and farm rental income and it is a real pain getting everything entered. they do NOT even ask questions for the farm income section, just tell you to open up the... Read more
Published 5 months ago by zmuff
5.0 out of 5 stars Best software for me
Download was easy from the site and the use of this software is easy and accurate. If you do your own taxes or others, I recommend this software. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Char
4.0 out of 5 stars At Home 2012 Premium
Easy to use, lots of help with lots of different situations included in program. Cannot download tax information (1099's and similar info) from financial institutions.
Published 7 months ago by Joe H. Cary
4.0 out of 5 stars Gets the job done
I had no issues using this tax software and have been using it for years with no filing or audit issues. I plan on getting the 2013, just waiting to see if I can get a good price.
Published 9 months ago by AZ
2.0 out of 5 stars Not happy!
I was not able to use it, because it not gave me the option for rental depreciation. I would never buy again!
Published 9 months ago by Christina Santos
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