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H&R Block Free Edition

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H&R Block Free for your 2013 taxes stands out among online tax prep services because the site is streamlined and the service's step-by-step process makes preparing your taxes easy. Plus, you can file your income taxes online for free (state taxes, too, for a fee). H&R Block Free includes free advice from tax experts and free in-person support if you're audited, and it guarantees you the lowest tax bill or largest return, depending on what you've got coming to you.

We visited H&R Block's store-like Web portal and clicked the Free edition. The next step is to create or log in to your HRB account or continue without creating one. Creating an account is easy, and you'll need one to file, but we do like the option to check things out without sharing data. Next, we could import previous filing data, even from other programs like TurboTax. A lot of information and help is available at each step of the process, including Common Questions and Resources and a new Search tool. Tabs access Federal and State taxes. Topics like What's Changed let you update your status by checking a few boxes. Calculators are available, but the site does the math for you.

As we expected, H&R Block 2013 Free proved easy to understand and use. If you own a home or have interest income, one of H&R Block's premium services will save you much more on your tax bill than its affordable sticker price. But for young adults, first-time filers, and others with basic tax returns, H&R Block's Free online service seems like a great place to start.

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"DON'T use their online program"

February 04, 2015  |  By jewpaltz

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You can access it from any computer


You don't have access to your data.
Next year when you want to import your data into Turbo Tax or even their own H & R Block software. You won't be able to! You will need to enter your information manually all over again. Yup you heard me right. Even their own H&R Block software cant import the data from the online site.


Their customer service is horrible. They don't know their own software. They don't know about taxes, and they don't even try to help you. They just read their pre-canned responses and stonewall you if you need any real help.

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Full Specifications

Publisher HRB Digital
Publisher web site
Release Date January 08, 2015
Date Added January 08, 2015
Category Business Software
Subcategory Tax Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Webware
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Total Downloads 2,128
Downloads Last Week 8
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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