I always use the HR block software. My tax situation is usually the following:
- 2 W2s - 1 1099-MISC - 1 1099-INT
My deductions/credits/adjustments include mortgage interest, teacher expenses, child care costs, state income tax, student loan interest, child tax credit, donations, and property taxes. Usually enough deductions to itemize. The software is pretty simple. H&R Block in person would charge a lot for my situation, and the software is like $30 with 5 free federal efiles.
If you just have a simple return you can get federal done free until the fifteenth of this month and state will be 39.99. Might come out cheaper than with the software. I would second just learning to do it on your own with the software. It's good to know and in your situation not that complicated.
LSU1018 LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Feb 2007 5580 posts Online
re: How much does H&R Block usually charge to file your taxes?(Posted by LSU1018 on 2/5/13 at 6:57 am to Brian Wilson)
Someone I know went to H&R block with retirement income and one w-2. They charged them $130 just for that. You would pay basically the same going to a CPA and you are getting someone to do your taxes that knows a lot more.