21 March 2006

H&R Block (yes, again)

Yes, another post bashing looking closely at H&R Block. Their current advertisements feature a guarantee that customers will get the largest possible refund from the IRS. They will refund their fees to you if you can find a way to get a bigger refund.

Sound familiar? Looking at the IRS Press Release on finding a tax preparer, the number one hint was:

Be careful with tax preparers who claim they can obtain larger refunds than other preparers.

While the IRS press release was primarily dealing with scam artists tax soothsayers that file zero tax due returns for people and then leave town, it is odd that H&R Block would have commercials that go against exactly what the IRS says to look for in a tax preparer.

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