Yes, I took the H&R Block class in 2008. It wasn't expensive. They were running a promotion for about $35 or something. Is it worth the time? Yes. It starts out very basic, but when it comes to tax, even the basics will be good for you to review and get a better understanding of.
If you've already taken a tax class in college, it may (or will probably be) a repetition of that, but when it comes to tax, THAT's the way to learn it - repetition.
Basically, if the class is cheap, take it because a refresher on this info will be helpful. Tax is challenging no matter what.
I wouldn't pay $300 for it, for sure. You can take tax at a community college for that much (or less) and learn more than you will at H&R Block. So, let that be your guideline - if it costs more than taking a class at your community college, then don't take it.
FYI - The class is a way for them to recruit employees. They will ask if you're interested in possibly working for them in the following tax season. Just say "yes, you'd like to consider that". There is NO commitment to sign on as an employee. You can always say no at the end of the class, but some locations may not let you take the class if you say absolutely no.
On the other hand, if you're looking for a job anyway, H&R Block is actually good to have on your resume. And the hours are flexible. So, it may be an option for you.
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