I already got my taxes done for this year about a month ago, and actually ended up owing money for the first time that I can ever recall. That means that this advertisment in my e-mail came just a bit too late for filing this year’s paperwork. Given what they seem to be advertising, that may not be a bad thing:
Call me crazy, but I get the sneaking suspicion that the IRS may not share your sense of creativity when it comes to determining the manner in which one should do their taxes. No matter what cheery piece of random clip-art that H&R Block decides to stick on their spam, the fact is that doing taxes ones own way is just asking for trouble. I suspect that trying to use that excuse to explain your “creativity” to a scowling IRS auditor is just going to get you even deeper in the hole than you already are. Besides, isn’t the purpose of going through someone like H&R Block supposed to avoid any of the inadvertent creativity that might result from attempting to do one’s own taxes in the first place?