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H&R Block

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 4, 2014

If you own your home or have some investments, H&R Block's Deluxe online filing service delivers the convenience of eFiling with expert guidance, and for a surprisingly affordable (and recently discounted) price. The Deluxe option has everything offered in the Free and Basic options plus help with your home mortgage, investments, dividends, and charitable deductions. You can also file your state taxes for an additional fee. You don't have to file (or pay) until you're satisfied and H&R Block guarantees its arithmetic, too. The Deluxe tool lets you import previous filing data from TurboTax, TaxACT, and other services.

If you've ever shopped for a cell phone online, H&R Block's Web site will have a familiar look and feel. You have four choices: Free, Basic, Deluxe, and Premium. We clicked the Deluxe tool and proceeded to the log-on page to access the secure site. You can try the services for free without creating an account, but you can't store returns online or access support until you have an account. The step-by-step tax prep process includes plenty of options for seeking answers to questions -- most of which have already been asked. Limits on session times prompted timeout warnings, but that's for your safety.

When eFiling began, you could only file the easiest tax returns with the help of expensive software. Today you can account for interest income, mortgage deductions, and other critical tax breaks with H&R Block's Deluxe tax service.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2017

General

Release November 1, 2017
Date Added November 1, 2017
Version 2017

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Webware
Additional Requirements None

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Developer's Description

H&R Block makes filing easy for individuals and property owners with live tax advice, advanced tax calculations. It guarantees accurate calculations or we'll reimburse resulting IRS penalties and interest charges (limits apply). The free audit support and audit representation is part of our guarantee. Our audit support helps you understand why you're being audited and what kind of response to prepare. If you need representation, we can communicate on your behalf through an audit proceeding. The Free edition contains tax Prep, printing and e-file for free and one free session of live tax advice via chat or email.

H&R Block Editions:

  • Free ($0) - Best for filing your simple federal return/li>
  • Deluxe ($54.99) - Best for homeowners or investors/li>
  • Premium ($79.99) - Best for the self-employed or rental property owners