By JLP | December 23, 2005
Yesterday, I received a copy of H&R Block’s Tax Cut Deluxe + State on a “try-it-before-you-buy-it” basis. If I like it, I pay $29.95. I don’t normally buy the Deluxe version because I have never really needed it. The reason I am considering this deal is that is comes with the following:
- One FREE e-filing after main-in-rebate ($15.95 value) – Why they charge to do an e-file I’ll never know. Who buys software so that they can MAIL in a return. I think that’s the “gotcha” with tax prep software programs. I hate being bilked.
- FREE Microsoft Money 2006 Standard after mail-in-rebate ($29.95 value)
- $10 mail-in rebate on H&R Block DeductionPro software – I probably wouldn’t use this.
- $20 mail-in rebate on Kiplinger’s Complete LegalPro software with qualifying TaxCut purchase – I probably wouldn’t use this either.
I have used TaxCut for a number of years now and have always been happy with it. But, I will probably wait until I see the software on sale in the stores to see which deal is the best. I don’t want to pay for something I don’t need. I will say that these companies have done an amazing job at making it hard to figure out which is the best deal. You think they planned it like that?