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H&R Block At Home Deluxe + State 2012 [Download]

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  • Personalized tax advice
  • Maximize mortgage interest and charitable deductions
  • Sale of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds
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Price includes tax preparation and printing of tax returns. Additional state E-Filing fees may apply. Please check directly with the publisher for the most current state and E-filing fees applicable to your unique situation.

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  • ASIN: B00A42LWHO
  • Release Date: November 13, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (620 customer reviews)
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Product Description

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Product Description

Guidance for all your personal tax situations. Federal forms and State forms. Step-by-step interviews guide you through a customized experience relevant to your tax situation. Everything you need to prepare your federal and state taxes in one complete program.

From the Manufacturer

Pick Up 50+ Years of Tax Expertise

For homeowners and investors filing federal and state taxes, H&R Block At Home Deluxe with State is the best fit. It includes everything needed to easily file with the help of H&R Block’s expertise. The clean and simple interface searches for hundreds of deductions, offers free personalized tax advice, and includes features available only from H&R Block, such as built-in expertise, audit support, and H&R Block's 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

For Homeowners

H&R Block At Home Deluxe with State maximizes deductions for home mortgage interest and real estate taxes. It also provides advice on tax planning, home ownership, and retirement planning.

For Investors

H&R Block At Home Deluxe with State offers extra help for accurate investment and dividend reporting, in addition to in-depth assistance on stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. It also features tax calculators to determine the approximate cost basis of investments and assets sold.

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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


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✓ Available for federal and state returns (box only)

✓ Available for federal-only returns


✓ Available as a download

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✓ Available for federal and state returns

✓ Available for federal-only returns


✓ Available as a download

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✓ Available for Mac

✓ Available for federal and state returns

Premium & Business

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✓ 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).

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
274 of 281 people found the following review helpful
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I've used H&R Block's tax software (formerly called TaxCut) every year since 1995. Several times when I saw a promotional deal I purchased both TaxCut and TurboTax to compare. I found that TurboTax did not do anything better than TaxCut while costing consistently more. In addition, I like the option of being able to file 5 free Federal e-files as I do taxes for other relatives who are less computer savvy.

If you encounter issues with display, such as not seeing selection boxes, check your screen resolution. Both Windows and Mac minimum requirement for the screen resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels or higher. At a lower resolution H&R Block software will have problem with display such as not properly displaying selection boxes. Screen resolution can be changed on your control panel by change PC's display settings.

I just finished a preliminary tax return and below are my observations. Note: the forms are not final until January 10, 2013.

1. H&R Block starts the interview process with an annoying up-sell pitch, recommending an upgrade from Deluxe to Premium even when it is not necessary.
It would have better if they waited until the financial information is entered and offered the Premium version only to those for whom it might make sense.

What is the difference between Premium and Deluxe? The Premium version offers advanced tools for self-employed and rental property owners: cost basis of home sales, dividents, gifts, and inheritance assets. It has advanced schedule C guidance to maximize deductions for self-employment income. And finally it has guidance for rental property income and expenses. The rest of the Premium package is the same as Deluxe.
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Long time customer disappointed February 22, 2013
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I have been a customer of Tax Cut -> H&R Block for over 10 years. For 2012 return, I purchased H&R Block At Home 2012 Deluxe plus State and worked on my return. The interview process was pretty much the same as last year. It was fine till I efile.

The first efile was rejected with a not friendly code and the instructions to correct was terrible. I did figure out that it was due to my Form 8283 missing 2 required entries. No where in the interview process did H&R Block asked me for the required entries. I had to check every form to find Form 8283 with missing info in 2 bold field names on identifying number and employee identification number. The error checking did not find it. So I consoled myself and resubmit the efile.

This second efile status stayed in pending status after successful transmission for 3 1/2 days. I started a chat and the agent could not figure out why it was pending, and my case had to be escalated. I received an email saying that I would hear back within 48-72 hours. Nothing happened after 3 days. After 3 1/2 days, a customer support rep called me back and went through the trouble-shooting. We determined that I did not have any forms that were still waiting for IRS to make avaialble. He still could not figure out and had to escalate my case. I asked when I would find out and he could not commit and just said may 48 hours. I told him that I need to know within 48 hours. After 2 days, I received an email that showed my efile has been rejected by the IRS. This time the rejection code is 31-FD-FMT-8042. I googled this and found nothing useful about how to fix this. The instructions on the software was to review every form and try again. I called H&R customer support referencing my chat case.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2012 H&R Block Home Deluxe + State November 29, 2012
By arid47
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
Price was very good if you do the download. I saved $15 off the retail price with no problems.
If you do have a download problem, Amazon has a Video Library for your account so you can download
it again until you get it right. In total, it was quicker than doing it through the mail.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding H&R Tax Return Software December 29, 2012
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
I have been using H&R Tax software for years. It is very user friendly and prompts and guides you through the preparation and filing of your return. It is so convenient to download this software directly from Amazon.com. After you purchase this software you will need to pull up your software file on your Amazon.com account to get the Key Code required to open up your software. I highly recommend this software.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars For me, a total and complete fail:-( February 21, 2013
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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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