Doing your taxes in the next few weeks?
If you are using a do it yourself program you may wonder which is the better deal in 2014: Turbo Tax or H&R Block's online program?
Consumer Reports Magazine just put the two most popular online programs to the test.
They tested the free online versions and the paid versions, both CD-ROM and online.
The good news: Consumer Reports says both are simpler and faster, with fewer questions and keystrokes needed this year.
Pros & Cons
-It found TurboTax more expensive: $59 for the paid version versus $39 for H&R Block.
-Consumer Reports calls Block the "better value," especially for "tax novices."
-It says both have good support and Q&A sections.
-However, it says TurboTax might be better for stock investors, small business owners, and anyone with a complicated return, as it has more in-depth sections.
Before You Buy....
Before you purchase any of these programs go to the IRS web site and click on the Free File page: It will let you know if you are eligible to file your taxes free at these programs or others.
And that way you don't waste your money.
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