Review: File easy with support with H&R Block 2013 Basic

Make tax time a breeze with H&R Block's basic premium online service.

H&R Block's 2013 Basic online service offers reliable no-frills income tax preparation at a bargain price. As the least expensive of H&R Block's 2013 filing options, Basic offers everything in the free service, like free tax preparation and filing, expert advice, and support if audited -- plus free tech support, online returns storage for three years, and the ability to import tax documents and data from most popular tax software. For an additional fee, you can file your state taxes at the same time. Best of all, you can start for free and see what H&R Block Basic can do for you before you file.

H&R Block's site offers four choices: Free, Basic, Deluxe, and Premium. We clicked the Basic option's "Start for Free" button to log on with an existing account, create a new account, or start without an account. The site is polished and easy to navigate. Tabs access an Overview as well as Federal and State tax forms. A new search feature lets you find tax forms, answers to questions, and help.

What sets H&R Block 2013 Basic apart from similar sites is the level of customer support and information. If you need to claim a lot of complex deductions and credits, the Deluxe and Premium options are available. But for less complicated returns, H&R Block 2013 Basic balances easy filing with expert support.

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