H&R Block or TurboTax?

You’ve got about a week and a half to get your taxes done. The deadline this year is Tuesday, April 18th unless you get an extension.

If you only have one full-time job, you might be planning to do your own taxes through a website like H&R Block or TurboTax. So which one is better? Well, six different writers for BusinessInsider.com did their taxes using both . . . and TURBOTAX was the winner.

They both cost about the same. But five out of six preferred TurboTax, and only one preferred H&R Block. The one who liked H&R Block had a really simple tax return, and said his refund was a few hundred dollars higher than when he used TurboTax. But that was the outlier.

The other five liked TurboTax better for a few reasons. Apparently it’s better if you have a slightly more complicated return. One of them had to file two state returns, and TurboTax handled it. H&R Block said they had to talk to a real person.

The others thought TurboTax’s interface was a little better . . . the language was easier to understand . . . and some of them got a slightly higher return, like 20 or 30 bucks.

So overall, they liked TurboTax a little bit better. (Business Insider)