This note is only related to H & R Block tax software. I will presume this information also applies to other tax programs.
The update status has been pending since installation and the program was updated, as of Feb. 18. Another update is now indicated for March 3.
I don't which areas of tax code(s) are affected by these updates, and will not begin to process our return until I see that further updates are not pending.
We switched from TT to HR Block program in 2006 or so.
I've never had a problem using the HR federal/state program.
Also, if you are itemizing this is the IRS State Sales Tax Calculator:
Tips and Guidance for Determining Sales Tax Deduction
If you used something in 2011 or 2012 called Tax <something> it wasn't Tax Cut. These days, H&R doesn't even seem to have a name for its software. Here's what Tax Cut looked like in the early 2000's when it ran on Windows XP and a Pentium (90MHz, 133MHz preferred).
Indeed, you might be able to still get 2011 At Home:
but I probably have my CD in a drawer somewhere, and it would be free .
Way too much history:
I hope TT fixes this as this will happen to me this year too, and then others thereafter.
Looks like they offer discounts for Block and TaxAct as well.
How TurboTax Tricks Taxpayers
But my son used the online version last year, as it was cheaper or free( ?) He found he couldn't print a copy of his return.
Rather than have to buy a new Mac to run the CD, my sister used the online version. It is completely different than the CD version in it's summary tables and categories.
I could not figure out where some of the tables were coming from