HD Vest

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  • Free Tax Prep, Free eFiling

    Feb 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Free, thorough, done in laymans terms, good online help
    Cons: Annoyingly thorough if you "know what you're doing", SLOW

    Summary: Although I did a quick & dirty estimate of my filing on e1040.com yesterday, I still wanted to find a place to fill out my forms and print them out, preferably for free. As mentioned under cons in my review of e1040,com, ... read more

  • Free Tax Filing, Faster Return

    Mar 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Free
    Cons: Time consuming, a bit confusing

    Summary: This is my second year filing with HD Vest. I filed Jan. 25 and had my money deposited in my checking account in less than two weeks. Last year went just as well. The only bad thing is that I only needed to fill out an EZ form, but with HD, you have to ... read more

  • Where have all my losses gone?

    Feb 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy interview process.
    Cons: Poor online help

    Summary: I used H D Vest to complete my federal income tax return for 1999. Although the interview process was lengthily and the pages were slow to load, I was confident that I had an accurate tax return. This year I returned to HDVest online ... read more

  • Great site for free filing

    Feb 8, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very useful, easy, and helpful site. FREE
    Cons: n/a

    Summary: I used HDVEST for the 1st time this year. I filed our federal taxes through their site for FREE. Their site was very well organized, loads promptly, and walks you through the whole process of electronically filing your taxes. They ... read more

  • Why pay H&R Block when you can do it yourself for FREE!!!

    Jan 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It professional and free
    Cons: You like to be sloppy and do things the hard way!

    Summary: Online tax preparation has never been easier or cheaper.!!! HDVest allows you to electronically prepare your income tax returns. You answer all the questions as you normally would on your paper tax return. The entire process is broken down ... read more

  • E-Filing Free Gets My Money to Me! - UPDATED

    Dec 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: FREE E-filing, direct deposit,
    Cons: Site released before bugs worked out.

    Summary: UPDATE 1-28-01 - I just left the H.D. Vest site, with nothing to show for it but a confirmation email from their Tech Support department. It appears someone was running behind in the preparations for Tax Year 2000 and forgot to proof read ... read more

  • Taxes 101, for free!

    Jul 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quick, easy to use, free
    Cons: none

    Summary: HD Vest's free online tax preparation service is the true definition of quality. It guides you through filling out the necessary forms, step by step, and next to each question the program asks users is a small question mark that explains in depth what is ... read more

  • Great because it's free!

    May 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: FREE
    Cons: Not for beginners

    Summary: HD Vest's online tax preparation service isn't the best one out there. But it's free to use (at least it was this year, who knows what will happen in the future), and it's good enough, especially if you have at least some idea of what you're ... read more

  • HDVest.com: A Free Do-It-Yourself E-File

    Apr 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Free, thorough, great customer support, easily navigated interview
    Cons: Sometimes slow, state returns still under development

    Summary: I used HD Vest Online’s free e-file service for my 1999 federal tax return. Overall, I am satisfied with their service, and I will most likely use it again next year. Even though April 17, 2000, has come and gone, I want to share my experience while ... read more

  • Couldn't have done it without HD Vest

    Apr 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Electronic filing, Free service
    Cons: None

    Summary: HD Vest was incredibly helpful and I couldn't have done without them. This year I had quite a few different deductions compared to previous years. HD Vest has a interview process that determines your needs and the forms that will be needed to claim all ... read more

  • Make tax time a no brainer!

    Apr 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: free and easy
    Cons: if your tax returns are very complicated you might be best leaving it to a professional

    Summary: I'm 20 years old and am currently in the process of moving out to be totally independent from my parents. I decided that also means I should do my own taxes. Up until now my mom had always done them for me. I first saw this service on the ... read more

  • HD Vest is the best online.

    Apr 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great service, Fast
    Cons: None

    Summary: I found HD Vest from the IRS web site. I picked their service because of the security and that it was free online filling. I tried to use H&R Block but their site went down while I was in the middle of doing my taxes a said it would be a while before ... read more

  • Totally FREE!

    Mar 31, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use and it is FREE!
    Cons: It does not file your state tax return

    Summary: I did my taxes this year on-line for the first time and was a bit concerned that it would not be as quick or as easy as the "Tele-file" option that the IRS gives you. I was wrong. I found the HDVEST.COM website, and was amazed at the ... read more

  • Great Federal, dislike the State return

    Mar 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Free, easy to use, very secure
    Cons: State return questions confusing

    Summary: This is the second year I've filed my taxes electronically. Last year I used Quicken MacInTax for my federal return. This year, to save some money, I used HD Vest. My first concern was security. Leaving my financial info on someone else's ... read more

  • A great tool...

    Mar 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Free, Informative
    Cons: None

    Summary: I didn't actually have the need to file my return on-line. However, I was curious about the different services offered to taxpayers, so I went out on the web to check it out. Nearly all ERO's charge a fee for the transmission of your return. ... read more

  • Free Filing! Yes, but a catch

    Feb 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Free, easy to use
    Cons: Sales pitches

    Summary: HD Vest has a nice business idea. You see, HD Vest is a financial services firm. They sell lot sof different things, from IRAS to annuities. With the model of giving away free tax filing on the net, they can get your tax information and tailor other ... read more

  • Simple and fast

    Feb 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Free and fast
    Cons: none

    Summary: I love this site! I was having some problems with my federal tax return - mainly, I didn't get the forms because I moved. I tried H & R Block but their site was too busy to file for 3 days. Finally, I found this site. It was easy. They asked ... read more

  • Easy as Pie

    Feb 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: NO CHARGE
    Cons: Can't e-file state taxes

    Summary: I selected HDvest because I had recently seen that it was free to e-file your taxes. I think this has been the most painless year in taxes that I can remember. I had to file 4 separate returns. I was a part year resident of two states and a ... read more

  • HD Vest was slow

    Feb 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Free tax service
    Cons: Slow, at least with my set-up

    Summary: At the beginning of February, I was in the market for a way to prepare taxes by computer, so I checked out the sites listed on http://www.irs.gov to get me started. One of the sites I tried was HD Vest. It was advertised as completely free. The ... read more

  • Comprehensive, easy and FREE! online tax filing

    Feb 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy, comprehensive, free
    Cons: Time consuming, no state return ability

    Summary: I came across this web page via a hyperlink from a site that I was cruising around on. The link said "File your taxes online for free," and immediately I thought that this was going to be another deal where you file, cough up credit card ... read more

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