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H&R Block now offers online tax preparation at hugely discounted prices. You can now grab any of their tax preparation software and start preparing your 2013 taxes for free before the April 15th US deadline (or April 30th for Canada).


H&R Block Coupon Code

The above coupon codes will save you money when preparing your taxes. They will be applied automatically when you click the links. If you qualify for free online tax preparation because you have a simple tax return, then you can use the 2nd link and not pay a dime.

Compare H&R Block Basic, Deluxe, and Premium

When choosing which software package to use for filing your taxes with H&R Block, you should carefully weigh your options to avoid overpaying. Here’s a breakdown of the services offered by each package and when you should use each one:

BASIC

  • Step By Step directions for filing your return
  • Import data from a previous year’s tax return
  • Up to 5 federal returns for free (each state tax return is additional)
  • 60 day money-back guarantee
  • Max refund guarantee – if you are owed more based on the data you provide, your tax prep is free

DELUXE
All of the above from BASIC, plus:

  • Live tax advise
  • Mortgage interest and real estate extras to save even more money
  • Extra deductions based on your charitable donations
  • Extra support for stock and investment portfolios
  • 1 Free state return

PREMIUM

All of the above from BASIC and DELUXE, plus:

  • Support for Schedule C income (for a personal business)
  • Support for rental property income and losses
  • Detailed tax law information
  • More advanced tax calculators

About H&R Block

H&R Block has been a leading provider of tax preparation services since the IRS eliminated their own income tax assistance program in the 1950s. In 2010, H&R Block served over 23,000,000 customers including both personal and commercial interests.

They have been traded as a public company since 1962 and have been filing electronic tax returns since 1986. With both a strong retail presence in over 11,000 locations and a strong online service featuring online tax prep for individuals and business owners, H&R Block is able to serve all of its customers either face to face or over the Internet or phone.

You can get more information by visiting http://www.hrblock.com or calling them toll-free at 1-800-HR-BLOCK.


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A lot of you that visit this site are financially savvy, so you know that keeping up to date with your credit report and score is extremely important. We have affiliated ourselves with Equifax to provide the latest Equifax.ca promotion code lists for our Canadian visitors.

  • Save Money On Your Equifax Canada Credit Report – Click this link to activate the lowest possible price discount on your credit report. Note that this does not include any score number, this is only for your current credit history that is available from Equifax.
  • Get Both Your Credit Report and Credit Score From Equifax.ca – With this Equifax.ca Promotion Code link, you can get access to not only your current credit history but also your FICO score which lenders use to evaluate your credit worthiness. Using this link will guarantee that you get the lowest price available to Equifax affiliates.

Equifax.ca Promotion Code 2013

Equifax Canada Promotion Code for Credit Score and ReportPlease note that Equifax does not always offer discount codes for its products. In many cases, the price you receive after using these promotional links may not lower the retail price, but it will always be the lowest possible price that you will be able to find anywhere. If anyone else online promises you additional savings, they are most likely lying to you.

Equifax History

Equifax was founded in 1899 under the name, “Retail Credit Company”. Their mission, much like it is today, was to collect as much information about consumers as humanly possible. This service was (and is) necessary to give lenders a fair assessment of an individual’s credit worthiness. If a person perpetually pays their debts late or doesn’t pay them at all, that person poses a huge risk to lenders.

Retail Credit Company began providing detailed history using any and all available information about consumers to any person or business who requested said information. During the data collection process, employees were actively encouraged to dig up as much dirt as they could on potential borrowers, including marital problems, gambling rumors, etc. (source).

This practice continued for many years until the 1960′s when the public began demanding government intervention to prevent this perceived invasion of privacy. In 1970, the US government passed the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which (among other things) made it mandatory that credit agencies provide a copy of a consumer’s own credit report at least once per year by request.

In 1975, Retail Credit Company changed its name to Equifax to shed some of the earlier bad reputation that it had earned. Today, Equifax remains one of the top three credit reporting agencies in the world, along with TransUnion and Experian.

We hope this information has been informative and helpful, and please let us know if any of the Equifax Canada Promotion Code links aren’t working. Comments and questions are encouraged, so please use the form below for any other questions on consumer credit.

 
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Here’s a hilarious video from about a year ago that I somehow missed.

 
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Thanks to Globe and Mail for this one.

 
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Ever wonder how large corporations avoid paying income tax?

Most of America’s largest publicly traded corporations — including several that are receiving billions of dollars from U.S. taxpayers to finance their recovery — have set up offshore operations that could help them avoid paying U.S. taxes on their profits, a government study released yesterday found.

American International Group, Bank of America, Citigroup, and Morgan Stanley are among the companies that are getting bailed out by U.S. taxpayers while having subsidiaries in locations where they can avoid paying U.S. taxes, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Read the full story here.

It’s not a new thing for companies to try to lower their tax burden in order to maximize profits.  That has occurred since the beginning of taxing coporations.

However, what is relatively new in capitalist economies is for government to bail out these institutions when they begin to fail.  So, I’m still curious as to exactly how these guys will ever be allowed to fail…  What will it take for GM or Citigroup to actually declare bankruptcy and shut down entirely?

Perhaps they could invest all of the bailout money into toxic toys for children.  Would that be enough to outrage the public and make the politicians fear giving away more taxpayer money to these greedy bastards?

What if they decided to publicly burn all of the cash on their front lawns?  Besides that being a federal offense, I bet Nancy Pelosi and George W. Bush (and soon to be Barack Obama) would still stand up and shout, “We can’t allow these companies to fail!  It would bring about dire consequences for the economy!”

How about if they fired all of their workers and made a public display of clothing the executives in golden underwear?  Perhaps that would entice the politicians to disavow support for the corrupt practice of gambling with the public’s money.

I’ve lost all faith.

 
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I don’t know if anyone misunderstood me, so I will be frank. This country is the best country that has existed in recent history. I say that because we have kicked the entire world’s ass and occupy nobody. This country has bailed out the world and we don’t even require the ones we have saved to like us. (Check your encyclopedia under “France”.) And if you think we are occupying Iraq, fighting this war for oil, why are we paying the prices we are paying? And not to George Bush. I can’t believe how stupid some people are. That is why I wish Al Gore’s internet was never born. It gives the stupid a voice. Wake up, folks. Just because you saw it on the internet doesn’t mean it is true. (where was I???) oh….

I don’t give 2 sh**s about the American auto industry. If YOU are worried about YOUR job, YOU are self-centered. IF the American auto industry deserves to be preserved, then it should be because the American auto industry makes a superior product, sells it cheaper, and supports it better than anyone else in the world. (please don’t tell me you think this is the case). …our manufacturing capacity…. geez, lady, you give me gas. I just wish I could put it in my tank.

America! You are still the best country. I firmly believe that. But, it is not because your union wages are the highest in the world. I heard ages ago that the reason America will fail is because technology has been used to make money, not to improve the quality of life. And now, I am afraid it is true. Take another attitude, give a lesser person, or country, a leg up. Quit worrying about your personal situation. IF you are thinking globally, (you yuppie putz), then let the third world country win one. Who cares if Kia sells more cars than Ford, if they are ‘better’ cars? (I know the answer, it is the UAW and Ford employees. SCORE!!!).

Be honest with yourself, and hope you can still vote secretly. Go get ‘em, brothers!!!

Sincerely, and please respond with more venom.

Duke

 
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Considering the extreme fallout from failure of the auto industry has caused me to review history for similar cataclysms from the past. Thank goodness we didn’t allow these two major strongholds of American consumerism to fall by the wayside in preference for movement forward.

The slide rule industry. With the unfair competition imposed by the nerds of society, the slide rule unions are calling ‘FOUL!’. Quotes from union pickets in front of upstart companies Sierra Online and MicroSoft range from “You can’t send a man to the moon using a keyboard! Ridiculous! You have to have a slide rule. Just take a look at the movie Apollo 13!” to “If we keep buying computers, what will our kids cipher on?” And this gem, “Google? Nobody could ever count that high, anyway!”

The Buggy Whip industry. There are more and more disturbing sightings of the so-called ‘horseless carriage’ these days. The idea that a refined gentleman would prefer transport in one of those hideous contraptions instead of a carriage? Preposterous! Robert Ezekiel, local steward of IBOB (International Brotherhood Of Buggywhipmakers) stated that the demise of the buggy whip manufacturing complex would spell doom for the entire livelihood of the whole world. States IBOB’s Bob, “Without buggy whips, the horses will not move, paralyzing completely the economy of America. Without buggy whips, there is no reason for leather, thus there is simply no reason to raise cattle. America cannot be expected to wear enough shoes to absorb the excess.” (editor’s note: the steward of the cattle-for-beef union remains in a coma from a random act of violence and could not be revived for comment on this article).

Clearly, if either of these industries is allowed to fail, it will spell certain doom for all of America. Please, learn from history. And don’t forget what $4 per gallon gasoline felt like.

 
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“The bailout died after failing 52-35 on a Senate procedural vote.”

Thank god.  That’s the verdict according to Fox News.

Not that Fox is to be trusted entirely, but…  seems like a pretty real statistic.

 
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http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE4BA4S420081211

Any hopes at “change” from the current bailout mentality should be readily dashed.

“President-elect Barack Obama said on Thursday he hoped a congressional deal to bail out the struggling U.S. auto industry could be reached this week, saying again that Detroit’s “Big Three” automakers could not be allowed to collapse….”

 
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Courtesy of NaturalNews.com. Thanks again to Jim for finding this one for us.