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TurboTax logoAttention Minnesota TurboTax users. Your state's revenue department has put that and other Intuit tax products back on the the approved vendor list.

Earlier this month, Minnesota tax officials told its taxpayers "not to use Intuit (TurboTax, Lacerte, Intuit online, ProSeries) to file your Minnesota taxes electronically or on paper. Intuit has discovered multiple issues with their products."

But the Minnesota Department of Revenue now has announced, "Based on information currently available, Intuit has fixed the reported errors and taxpayers can continue to use Intuit products."

The tax preparation software leader also says it will provide all Minnesota customers affected by the software errors with a refund of its fees.

HR-Block-LogoThings aren't so positive, however, for H&R Block, which also is having its share of troubles this wild tax-filing season.

The way the tax preparation giant completed, or rather didn't complete, a portion of Form 8863 to claim education credits caused the Internal Revenue Service to pull the affected returns, causing delays in the issuance of refunds.

H&R Block's president and CEO apologized to customers, but that didn't satisfy everyone.

This week, two lawsuits were filed against H&R Block in connection with the filing snafu.

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Allison Vieira

We use TaxWare and had the same problem with the 8863. Our problem is not on the scale of H&R Blocks but it is a massive headache nonetheless!

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