H&R Block fee??
Our daughter is trying to establish residency in another state & one of the requirements is that she use a paid tax preparer from that state to do her tax return. She scheduled an appointment with H&R Block. She didn't have income from that state in '06, but does from a couple other states: two W-2's, interest income, small capital gains from a mutual fund, one grain sale/farm income. She's a grad student (22) so also has tuition statements. The preparer she worked with didn't believe her when she said she had to file by March 1 (due to the farm income), wasn't familiar with that type of return & told her to leave all of her paperwork and it would be a minimum $380 fee. This was her first experience with a paid tax preparer (for the most part, we file our own taxes because it's a rather simple return); she was on a time crunch and felt she didn't have a choice so she left everything with him. Is that fee typical or reasonable? Would you dispute it?