Tuesday, April 9, 2013

payUSAtax.com is a ripoff

In case you owe a little bit more in taxes on your federal tax return, and you happen to be filing electronically using the HRBlock software, there's something I'd like to warn you about. The front page at https://payusatax.com/hrblockpaytax/Default.aspx says the "Credit card convenience fee" is 1.89%. That is a lie. I didn't want to make a trip to the post office to mail the $15 I owed in taxes so I thought payusatax.com would be worth 1.89% of $15. That's only about 29¢, right? Well, I got charged $3.89 for the convenience fee.

That's about 26%

I searched to see if I could find out what the fee would be before I selected the credit card payment option but couldn't find much. I'm posting this so that others might find it before they make the decision to pay such an exorbitant "convenience" fee. HRBlock should be ashamed.

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