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Do NOT use H&R block for your taxes!

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Jonathan Hewitt, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Jonathan Hewitt

    Jonathan Hewitt Active Member

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    Do NOT use H&R block for your taxes! I spent several hours typing stuff in and finally get to the "credits" page. I do not see the EV tax credit anywhere (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8936.pdf). I am confused so I do a google search and I find this from last year:
    WARNING: H R BLOCK DOES NOT SUPPORT FORM 8834 $7500 FED TAX CREDIT | Forums | Tesla Motors

    I feel bad for Joe, but it made me laugh and feel better because I ended up in the same situation. DO NOT USE H&R. Don't have the same problem Joe and I had.

    There were almost 100,000 EVs sold in 2013. That's 100,000 customers that H&R block can't have this year. Only way to have H&R work is to go into a local branch and pay them a preparation fee. Good job H&R!
     
  2. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    I almost read your name as "Jackson Hewitt" ;)
     
  3. walla2

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    I found this out the hard way in 2012. Sad to see they still don't care. Repeat do not use them. TurboTax or an accountant.
     
  4. loganss

    loganss Spaceman

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    TurboTax for the win. It's so convenient. There was a slight delay to get the EV tax form but other than that it was smooth sailing.

    Based on the OP it sounds like you didn't finalize with H&R block and can go elsewhere. Nice catch.
     
  5. GDH

    GDH Banned

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    TaxAct, I already filed....getting refund on Feb 10th.
     
  6. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    Filed last year using the software. Just downloaded the form from IRS website and manually overrode the form in H&R's software.
     
  7. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    "Get Your Billion Back" you say.

    100,000 EVs * $7500 = $750M + State rebates ~ $1B.

    So America won't be getting 'their billion back' by using H&R Block!
     
  8. 772

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    Me too, I wondered if it was some elaborated marketing/FUD strategy to target Tesla owners :D
     
  9. Jonathan Hewitt

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    If it is it's not working well, I'm using TurboTax :p USAA gave me a discount!!
     
  10. dave

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    Hey Jason, any information on how to "override" the form in the software? I just found myself in the exact same situation (spent all day doing my taxes to find out there is no form!!). Thanks!!
     

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