Whether you’re an experienced do-it-yourselfer or doing your own taxes for the first time, this is your place to learn and share. Here you’ll find information and resources for using H&R Block’s online and software DIY solutions. You’ll also find links to more information to assist you on your DIY journey.
02-08-2018 01:10 AM
I'm going to do the same thing. Wait for the supposed fix on the 15th. If no go then snail mail. And I will never use HR Block again. What a waste. And I owe more money the longer I have to wait due to penalties. I had solar credits the bumped this into requiring the 972 form. It's totally stupid. The form is the same as the standard child tax credit form that is already on the software except it makes you go the bull*** filling out the earned income credit section as well. I used to use Tax Cut but they are getting greedy with their prices and thought I'd try this. You'd think since they knew it was a problem in '15 why they didn't debug the newest version before releasing it. I guess you get what you pay for.
02-08-2018 07:57 AM
02-08-2018 02:27 PM
From the product team:
Software will release the update that includes Pub 972, and final instructions for the Child Tax Credit, on Friday, Feb. 23. At that time you’ll be able to e-file your return with an accurate tax liability. We understand this is frustrating, however, we want to ensure that you have the most accurate calculations and are maximizing your refund. We apologize for the inconvenience in timing.
02-09-2018 05:58 AM
02-13-2018 11:56 AM
Count me among the "never again" crowd. This is the first year I tried H&R Block software, and getting hung up by a completely nonsensical dependency like this kills any confidence I have in how their developers operate, especially when the problem has been known for years. I've invested too much time in filling out my forms this year, but as painful as it is to jump around, I think next year I'll have to bite the bullet and either revert to TaxAct or up the budget and go with TurboTax.