If you filed your taxes with H&R Block, there might be a problem with your returns depending on what kind of forms you needed to file. H&R Block has acknowledged messing up over 25 percent of the tax returns they’ve filed, up to 600,000 forms. The trouble involves the IRS Form 8863, aka the student tax credits form. Due to some changes between last year and this year, those forms are different and mishandling those forms have created some refund delays.
“We want to assure the impacted clients that we are doing everything we can,” said an H&R Block statement. “The IRS has informed us and other impacted providers that they are currently processing returns.”
The error covers tax returns filed by the company between February 14 and February 22. However, H&R Block isn’t the only offender. The popular tax preparation service TurboTax has the exact same issue; in fact, the Minnesota Department of Revenue has asked people to not use TurboTax to file state taxes as a result! At least you’ve filed; better to file and get a late return than not file at all.
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