They couldn't do the CA form, but had a questionaire to fill out which they send to the main office to have their out-of-state expert fill the form out. That will take 2 weeks. We also discovered a typo on my federal form, which I already sent out. Doh. They ended up having to enter everything on the Federal form just so it can be read into the state forms at the appropriate spots. The base charge was like 300 bucks, but, most of it will be credited away because I didn't request the federal form be filed. They said the fee for just the state part was 30 bucks. Maybe a little more for CA, but still reasonable.
I decided to sign up for their protection plan in case the state audits the forms and raises the due amount, H&R takes responsibility and pays. Given the lack of confidence I had in them, it seemed like a must.
Mom will be here tomorrow about 9:30 am. I'm not sure if I'll head into work before then or maybe head into work about 8pm, once Aiyre is asleep. Maybe I'll just take the day off.