The IRS figures 600,000 H&R Block customers will get caught in a tax return delay. They are students, or the parents of students, who filed Form 8863.
They could have to wait as much as eight weeks longer for their tax returns.
“I give them a B,” said Jazme Vasquez, a junior in Sociology at Sacramento State University. She used H&R Block, but didn’t claim the educational tax credit with 8863.
The irony? If you wanted to fill out 8863 yourself, a college education would help. The complicated form has a filer adding some lines, subtracting others, and figuring 40 percent of one value.
H&R Block says some returns are already coming in much quicker than the 8-week delay possible.
In a further statement they said:
“We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused and we’re glad to hear some clients are already seeing their refund status change due to work with the IRS.”