H&R Block / overcharge, customer service
I am an American living in the Netherlands. I have used the 2020 K St. NW Washington DC H&R Block to file my taxes for a few years, mainly online, but recently through a tax agent in the office. I am very unhappy with the service I received from the H&R Block tax agent and office manager of the 2020 K St. NW Washington DC office, Alfred Pinkett. It has taken over 2 months to file Federal and State tax returns, and the charges totaled $435.
I filed a complaint with H&R Block on March 18, 2012. I am also dissatisfied with the duration of the complaint investigation and results of the complaint process with H&R Block. It has taken over 3 weeks to come to "resolution." Further, I have no confidence my taxes have been done correctly nor any assurance they were reviewed by anyone other than Mr. Pinkett. Most amazing still, I must continue working with Mr. Pinkett to ensure my taxes are actually filed electronically.
Every aspect of this business transaction demonstrated negligence by H&R Block - from the first 2 weeks of Mr. Pinkett becoming my tax agent to "resolution" authorized by the district manager. No reason was provided to me. Over the past 2 months, Mr. Pinkett has been unresponsive, made errors in my tax returns, and did not provide information that I requested. He yelled at me over the phone when I questioned why it took over 2 months. It has taken H&R Block complaints department almost 3 weeks to have resolution to my official complaint (filed March 18, 2012), and the only resolution was a $100 coupon that the offending agent was responsible to enter into the system on my behalf (and still has not been applied to my account). I have no idea what other actions resulted from my complaint, if any.
I have documented every step of the business between Alfred Pinkett and myself through emails. I sent all those emails to Alfred Pinkett's district manager. The emails show I gave all the required tax information to Mr. Pinkett to file my taxes in the first week of February 2012; yet my taxes have were not completed until March 18, 2012 - and not filed as of April 7, 2012 because H&R Block did not resolve the matter in a timely fashion.
H&R Block 2020 K St. NW Washington DC 20006 should be ashamed that this happened and how it was handled, both by the tax agent in charge and the resolution department.
H&R Block should refund/negate the full cost of filing my taxes.
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