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Sorry to be publishing this so late in the tax season but I have learned (the hard way) that H&R Block's Tax Cut software does not support IRS Form 8911. This is the form used to claim a tax credit for the purchase AND installation cost of an EVSE (colloquially, an EV charger). A thread on a Tesla owners' forum showed that H&R Block did not support Form 8911 in 2019, either, so I doubt that they will have changed their mind by the time 2021 taxes are filed. I tried to explain to them the fundamental illogic of their position (their software includes the tax form to claim a credit for purchase of an EV, but not the form you need to get credit for the purchase of equipment to charge your EV) but to no avail.

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That's just stupid! Reminds me of when I walked away from the market leader's online tex software when it got my installment sale wrong and I almost missed out on $1600 more refund.
 

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What a pain! I used TurboTax Deluxe for 2020, and it supports form 8911. But I had to wait an extra week to file because form 8911 wasn't ready - apparently not finalized in their software. But it's all good now. I remember a few years ago when Intuit quietly dropped support in TT Deluxe for sole proprietorships and small businesses, and, after lots of complaints by customers like myself, they gave us a code to enter and enable the missing forms. I begrudgingly continue to use TT.
 

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I've used TurboTax since it was MacInTax and they typically get it right ... if albeit eventually.

I encountered same delay but likewise all good now.

What a pain! I used TurboTax Deluxe for 2020, and it supports form 8911. But I had to wait an extra week to file because form 8911 wasn't ready - apparently not finalized in their software. But it's all good now. I remember a few years ago when Intuit quietly dropped support in TT Deluxe for sole proprietorships and small businesses, and, after lots of complaints by customers like myself, they gave us a code to enter and enable the missing forms. I begrudgingly continue to use TT.
 

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Extended deadline or not, there is no excuse to leave out support for a legitimate tax credit that regular people might very well use. It's not like that credit was added a month ago...
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I use FreeTax USA. It doesn't charge me for any extra forms I need. Not that I had that many, lol.
 
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I use FreeTax USA. It doesn't charge me for any extra forms I need. Not that I had that many, lol.
I switched to them too this year after TaxAct started charging me through the nose for what used to be included and reasonably priced. What a breath of fresh air it was!
 

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Sorry to be publishing this so late in the tax season but I have learned (the hard way) that H&R Block's Tax Cut software does not support IRS Form 8911. This is the form used to claim a tax credit for the purchase AND installation cost of an EVSE (colloquially, an EV charger). A thread on a Tesla owners' forum showed that H&R Block did not support Form 8911 in 2019, either, so I doubt that they will have changed their mind by the time 2021 taxes are filed. I tried to explain to them the fundamental illogic of their position (their software includes the tax form to claim a credit for purchase of an EV, but not the form you need to get credit for the purchase of equipment to charge your EV) but to no avail.

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Download a hard copy of form 8911 from the IRS web site. Determine your 30% credit. In the H&R Block software open form No. 3800. Enter your 30% credit on line 1s. of part III. I found it necessary to also enter the value in line 1. of Part I. Your credit should now show up under "Other Business Credits".
 

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Download a hard copy of form 8911 from the IRS web site. Determine your 30% credit. In the H&R Block software open form No. 3800. Enter your 30% credit on line 1s. of part III. I found it necessary to also enter the value in line 1. of Part I. Your credit should now show up under "Other Business Credits".
Thanks.. you saved me couple hundred bucks!
 

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I filed my taxes before I read Steve Macdonald's helpful post. I did it the hard way: downloaded form 8911 from the IRS site; also downloaded Form 1040; manually transferred data from the unused H&R Block 1040 and added the tax credit. It all worked but, not using the H&R Block form, I could not file online. I had to mail the return and wait many months for my refund.
 

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Sorry to be publishing this so late in the tax season but I have learned (the hard way) that H&R Block's Tax Cut software does not support IRS Form 8911.
Back in 2012 when I went to claim the fed tax credit for our new LEAF I discovered this capability was missing from TaxCut. I returned the software and got a full refund. Used TurboTax that year.

Its amazing that a decade later they haven't bothered to fix this. Makes you wonder what other credits and deductions they don't support.
 

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Download a hard copy of form 8911 from the IRS web site. Determine your 30% credit. In the H&R Block software open form No. 3800. Enter your 30% credit on line 1s. of part III. I found it necessary to also enter the value in line 1. of Part I. Your credit should now show up under "Other Business Credits".
It looks as though this would work for a business, but might it cause issues going this route for an individual return?
 
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