I am not seeing that stated anywhere. Very deceptive. I could have bought a “in the box” product for $59 at the same time and the price of the inbox item wouldn’t have changed, why should the online version?
The Online version and the Desktop program are different and are priced differently. You can't compare Online to Desktop. The Desktop program has different features and actually more advantages than Online.
Also in the Desktop program there is a 19.99 fee to efile a state return which does increase to 24.99 the same time (March 1) the online versions increase.
And the Online prices did not "increase". The early discounted prices expired. And you can always find better prices for the Desktop CD/Download program in the stores.
Early bird discounts end on March 1. It happens every year. And the pricing is very different for the desktop software --- which is better in many ways if your computer meets the system requirements. Try it next time.
So here’s the problem with that. It wasn’t listed as an early bird discount or had nothing stated about early bird price. The price was offered as a special price for being a Fidelity customer. If it happens every year then why didn’t it happened last year when I didn’t file till the end of March? Again very misleading very deceptive. It’s not that hard to list that it’s an early bird price right on the site in normal lettering with a date that tells people this price will only be good until this date. That did not happen and I’ve never seen it on any site that I’ve looked. I took a screenshot of the entire page when I signed up and nowhere listed on the site mentions early bird discount. It’s really the principle of the matter and I’ve always been put off with companies that feel they have to be deceptive to their customers in order to get a sale.