H&R Block At Home Deluxe is a do-it-yourself tax application for United States tax filers who earned taxable income in 2010.
Every self-respecting American despises filing taxes, as rightly they should in many respects. The process is often over-complicated and a lot longer than it really needs to be. If filing taxes on your own fills you with a sense of dread, you're not alone. H&R Block At Home Deluxe is here to make your life considerably simpler, at least when it comes to filing your federal and state taxes.
First, you'll need all of the employment forms you received from your employer(s) to use H&R Block At Home Deluxe. By law, these are required to be sent out to you by January 31. W-2s, 1099s, you name it: you need to have them in order to take advantage of H&R Block At Home Deluxe. It's also useful to have your 2009 tax forms as well. If you filed last year with H&R Block, Turbotax, or a similar program, H&R Block At Home Deluxe gives you the option to import your personal information so you don't have to manually fill it up, saving you quite a bit of time.
H&R Block At Home Deluxe goes through your federal tax information first, although you do have the option to skip around if you like. There's a handy progress menu on the top of the H&R Block At Home Deluxe screen. As you fill in information, you can see your refund calculations in the upper right hand of your screen for both federal and state taxes. If you find yourself stuck in a certain area, H&R Block At Home Deluxe has "learn more" buttons that link to helpful pop-ups. If you're still confused about how to proceed, H&R Block At Home Deluxe comes with free, live expert advice from H&R Block's community of specialists.
H&R Block At Home Deluxe comes with everything included in the Basic version. The deluxe version is great for people who want to import forms like the W-2, 1099, or last year's return; want to maximize mortgage interest and charitable tax deductions; or need to include information on the sale of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.
For tax filers who also need more hands-on advice from online tax experts, those who need Schedule C guidance, more information on tax laws and planning resources; advanced tax calculators; and rental income assistance; H&R Block At Home Premium is a more appropriate choice.
For a really useful at-home federal and state tax filing tool, H&R Block At Home Deluxe is a solid choice.