Free Codes For H&R Block Online Premium (Giveaway)

by Silicon Valley Blogger on 2012-02-0916

Update: Our H&R Block Online Premium Giveaway is now over. Keep this page bookmarked because we’ll have it again next year!

During tax season, we often hold tax related giveaways (in fact, we had an H&R Block tax software offer sometime ago which was well received). This is becoming somewhat of an annual event, which I can certainly appreciate! So if you’re looking for a tax program to use or if you are interested in using a free tax service, then you can join our event today — I’m giving away 5 free redemption codes of the H&R Block At Home Online Premium service for federal returns. The service is valued at $50. Note that a state return has an extra charge.

Get Free Codes For H&R Block Online Premium

Here’s how to join. Should be simple!

1. Consider subscribing to our site The Digerati Life through this link (if you follow RSS feeds). Or you can follow my Twitter page and Like my page. And uh, if you’re wondering about Google+, well….I’m still working on it.

2. Leave a tax tip that you’ve found to be useful in our comments below.

What Happens If You Win? How It Works

That’s it! I will randomly select 5 comments and will contact the winners to pass them the key codes needed to receive the H&R Block tax service for free. You can check out our review of the H&R Block tax programs here. These key codes are actually valued at $50 per code, and are to cover the sales tax after you prepare your taxes online. Be aware that when you enter your information and get a total charge, the amount may also incorporate the cost of state filings that could add to the fee. Note that each state filing fee is marked at $34.95 for most versions (while it’s lower for the Free & Mobile programs).

So how does it work? You’ll have to create an account and will need to enter some tax preparation information here when you’re ready to file. You’ll be asked some questions as part of the interview, then at the end, you’ll receive a request for payment information. This is when you’ll enter your key code to get things filed for free.

I’ll keep this giveaway offer around for a few days to a week. I’ll be in touch with you if you are selected and will provide you the codes and access to the service.

Created February 2, 2011. Updated February 9, 2012. Copyright © 2012 The Digerati Life. All Rights Reserved.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

John Walsh February 3, 2011 at 10:15 am

Start a business. Even if it’s a part time income for you. Still a great way to take deductions! I do consulting on the side and I’ve been able to take advantage of these expense cutting measures for my office thanks to having the side business.

Joseph E. Davis February 3, 2011 at 10:34 am

Check into medical expense deductibility. If you have a lot of expenses, even such things as car mileage to go to the doctor may be deducted. But usually you need to meet a minimum percentage of your income for medical expenses before you can start taking the deduction.

Kathryn Grant February 3, 2011 at 5:08 pm

For self employed people – be aware that all square footage that is used for your business inside your home can be deducted on your Federal Income tax. For example, my husband is a contractor and his office is our home is counted as a business expense, but also the space that is taken up in our garage is a business expense as well, because it is used strictly to store his construction tools.

Also, using H&R Block online is very easy! – We used to pay a guy $300 to prepare our taxes and last year we just couldn’t afford it. I had no problem using H&R Block Premium online by myself. Give it a try!

BTW- I would love a code ASAP please!- trying to do taxes as we speak! haha

Lindsay February 4, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Keep your paperwork in order during the year to make tax time a breeze.

Russell February 7, 2011 at 8:05 am

I would love a key code, I don’t have enough funds to pay for taxes this year… and i would love to get them done soon.

Henria O. February 7, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Already following you on Twitter! Contact your local libraries, chamber of commerce, or city officials, to find out which agencies offer free tax filing for low-income families.

Silicon Valley Blogger February 9, 2011 at 12:27 pm

The comments above are for the previous giveaway. Thanks for joining!

John February 9, 2012 at 1:10 pm

I’ll bite! Find out if you can use a home office deduction. If you work from home and have your own business, then you’re likely to be able to make use of this deduction. If you’re self-employed, you’ll need to use Form 8829 for this, as well as Schedule C. But even if you’re not self-employed, you can still claim this deduction but you’ll have to get more details about eligibility.

Steven February 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm

My biggest tax tip? Use tax preparation software! One year I was doing my taxes, and the software led me through the process with interview-style questions.

One was like this: “Often towns levy an excise tax on vehicles. It looks like yours does. Did you pay an excise tax?”

I realized I did, but forgot about it. I might have not caught that deduction if not for the software!

Mark February 9, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Is this only for the US version of the software? Or also Canadian one? Thanks.

Silicon Valley Blogger February 9, 2012 at 3:28 pm

It’s just the US version and it’s also for the online premium versions. If there is any preference for the downloadable software, I can ask if this version of the product can be given away instead (but at this point, the giveaway codes are set to unlock the online/web/browser versions of the software).

Valerie February 10, 2012 at 6:49 am

My tip is to stay organized all year long. Use folders and labels in your email to track donation receipts, and keep a folder for any hard copies that you accrue through the year.

teo February 11, 2012 at 2:41 am

Please, count me in. Thanks!

Carlo February 11, 2012 at 10:55 am

I’m a college student with relatively modest income for my age and I was surprised how many of my peers didn’t know about free income tax filing online programs available via the IRS website: . Using these resources saved me lots of money by e-filing federal and state taxes for free over the years!

Rajat February 11, 2012 at 11:44 am

I’ll try this software.

Silicon Valley Blogger February 13, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Alright, it looks like I got 5 takers and from what I’m seeing, this giveaway may have run its course. I will contact you and pass you the free codes shortly! Thanks for dropping us a line here.

Anyone trying the service may check this link.

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