Saturday, January 30, 2010


Does anyone else find it a bit outrageous that H+R Block, as per their ads, charges $68.00 to prepare a Form 1040EZ, truly the simplest of all tax returns, and the corresponding basic state tax return? And God knows how much else for a usurious Refund Anticipation Loan (RAL)!

An H+R employee spends at most 15 minutes entering the necessary information into the computer. In this situation the “preparer” is truly a data entry clerk and not a real "tax preparer".

The 1040EZ is so EZ you don’t have to be much smarter than a 5th grader to be able to complete it.

Hey, as I have always said – Henry and his brother ain’t cheap!

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