H&R Block Basic 2018 - 2019
Is H&R Block Basic the right choice for you?
H&R Block Basic is a great choice for returning users that want to be able to import the previous years data for speed and accuracy. It searches for credits and deductions to lower your tax bill and, it provides tax-saving tips to help you get the biggest refund possible. H&R Block Basic double checks all your entries as you progress to help make sure your return is accurately prepared.
The first time I purchased the H&R Block Basic Software edition, I thought about it for a while before the purchase since I just didn't believe that I would really be able to do my own taxes.
To my surprise I found that today's tax software really does make tax return filing a simple process for anyone, regardless of tax or math skills.
Selecting the edition that will be the best fit for your filing situation is the first step. The Basic Edition is designed for simple returns that require basic forms like 1040 - 1040ez.
Supported Computer Platforms
H&R Block Basic - Mac & Windows
Works with most operating systems.
Online: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / Mac OS X
H&R Block Basic 2018 Software
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You Should Use H&R Block Basic 2018 - 2019 if you:
- rent your home or apartment
- own your home and don't have a mortgage
- file a 1040EZ or other simple tax return
A big tax refund is what you want right? After all, Uncle Sam isn't typically making sound financial decisions for our interest is he? For a lot of common tax returns, this basic edition is all you'll really need to complete your tax filing process, and to ensure you receive all the deductions you can.
The H&R Block Basic Edition includes superior on-screen guidance that gives you access to technical support and H&R Block's tips and tricks knowledgebase. H&R Block's technical support is very highly rated throughout the tax software consumer ratings everywhere. It took me less that an hour to complete my return the first time I used it, and it did all of the math for me. It made my tax preparation task so quick and simple, that I had to write about it.
The multiple sources of easy to use guidance and help kept me moving along at a fast pace. It seems no matter where I was in the process, there's always plenty of support to help if I didn't understand, or needed more information. They have truly used all their tax professional experiences to insure they cover all the issues that can come up. Give it a try, it will work well for you too..
The way it packages up sections of the interview process helps to keep you moving in the right direction quickly as it eliminates sections that just don't apply. I hate wading through questions that aren't relevant based on my filing needs.
H&R Block Basic Features
HR Block Basic: Start saving money today by preparing your tax return yourself. H&R Block Basic is the low cost edition for the job, with easy navigation this software product can help you save money right away.
H&R Block has made me a more knowledgeable filer as it taught me a lot about tax benefits, credits and deductions that I had been missing every year because I didn't know any better.
The Basic edition is quite similar to the Free edition. The big difference is that with the Basic version you can import your previous year’s entry data, plus it includes extra support options to insure accuracy and save time.
H&R Block Basic Online
Basic Features: Guides you step by step through your return
H&R Block Basic Provides Help When You Need It, Why It's Best For You
- H&R Block At Home™ Basic
- Complete a simple federal tax return for a low price.
- Works on Windows + Mac
- Includes Step-by-step guidance
- Double checks for errors
- Easy to use for first-time users
- Easily imports your W-2, 1099 and last year's information from both TurboTax® and H&R Block At Home™ tax software editions
- Includes 5 free federal e-files. State program is an additional fee.
Helpful H&R Block Basic Features Simplify Tax Preparation
With HR Block Basic you get a fully backed accuracy guarantee, if the software makes an arithmetic error that results in your payment of a penalty or interest to the IRS that you would otherwise not have been required you to pay, H&R Block will reimburse you up to a maximum of $10,000.
State programs can be downloaded within the program for an additional cost, or apply online to import your federal data to your state return. State release dates vary by state, most state programs are available in January. The following states don't support partial-year/nonresident forms: DC, DE, HI, LA, ND, VT and WV.
H&R Block At Home is a registered trademark of HRB Innovations, Inc.
Get Worry-free Audit Support®
It's unlikely that you will be subjected to an IRS tax audit but, if you do, H&R Block offers free audit support and audit representation as part of their guarantee.
The free audit support helps you understand why you are being audited and, what kind of response you need to prepare for the IRS. If you need addition representation, HR Block can communicate on your behalf through an audit proceeding process.
Additional HR Block Basic Features:
- Import features: Saves you time by importing tax data from last year’s TurboTax®, H&R Block®, your employer, and your bank
- Plain English explanations and support from H&R Block
- 100% Accuracy and satisfaction guaranteed
- Guaranteed accurate calculations provide reimbursement from resulting IRS penalties and interest charges
- Maximum Refund Guarantee, or your return is free.
- Automatically double-checks your return for errors and omissions
- Advice for Changing Tax Situations, such as getting married, having a baby, buying a home and more.
- Everything you need to complete a simple federal tax return at a great low price
- Convenient Payment Options, Pay for your preparation fees with your refund.