H&R Block / emerald card & tax stimulus rebate
Are you an hr block customer that got the emerald debit card this year? Well, guess what, so did many many others! Now your patiently waiting for your tax rebate to be direct deposited since your refund was, right? Wrong! Unless you paid your fees up front, you will get a paper check, and most people I know did not pay their fees up front because the fees were so outrageous! Would you have filed with them had you known this was going to happen? I know I sure wouldn’t have! I know for a fact this will hurt their business next year. I have thousands of complaints on other boards about this, so I really expect hr block to make some serious offers at christmas this year to entice customers, because you know that they know they are screwed for next tax season. Most people that used them this year will hopefully do their taxes themselves through the irs. The main reason I am upset isn’t because I will be getting a paper check at the end of june (Argg!!!) , but the fact that if I didnt choose the emerald card when I went to hr block this year, I would have to pay an extra twenty dollars for a paper check! I know twenty bucks isn’t a lot, but it was the principal of the thing! I didn’t want to pay an extra twenty dollars for a piece of paper, so instead I opted for a little green plastic card that had soo many great benefits (Not!!) that how could I go wrong by getting it? Now gas is 3.50 a gallon, and milk, bread, and eggs have gone sky high and I really need the free money (Yeah right!!) the government has promised me. I would doing great this week because it would have came to me by direct deposit, if I hadn’t had hr block take their fee from my refund. Because of this, I am now penalized and have to wait till the end of june along with many other americans! Can I wait?? Sure I can! But the point is, we were conned into this card, and now when we all so desperately could use the money, we have to wait even longer, after being told over and over through hr block customer service that yes, as long as our refund came direct deposit, then our tax rebate would too! What a lie!
I just sincerely hope that everyone that got shammed into this card and had this problem this year will remember next january and try to do them ourselves! If you are on the hr block emerald card hater bandwagon, please post!! Thanks for the rant.
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