2017 - 2018
The HR Block Free Edition is H&R Block’s most simple
and basic tax software edition and will suit you well if
you have simple tax return filing needs.
H&R Block Federal Tax
- Free to prepare,
- Free to print,
- Free to e-file
- Free expert advice from the support community of
income tax specialists
- Free audit support and representation from an enrolled
agent – NEW and only from H&R Block
- 100% Accuracy Guarantee
- Maximum Refund Guarantee
Accurate Calculations Guaranteed, HR Block guarantees
accurate calculations or they will reimburse the resulting
IRS penalties and interest charges.
Get Worry-free Audit Support ®
With the HRBlock audit support you receive in an IRS
tax audit, free audit support and audit representation is
part of their guarantee. Audit support helps you understand
why you're being audited and what kind of response you will
need to prepare. If you need representation, HR Block can
communicate on your behalf through an audit proceeding.
In comparison of top rated competing brands including TurboTax
and TaxAct, H&R Block is known for its more generous customer
support. Free chat is available 24 hours a day.
H&R Block guides you through the different areas of your
return preparation process each step of the way. Life changes
you've had this year are sought out and documented. Then,
your personal information is collected, including information
about any dependents and deductions.
Further information including your Social Security number
(SSN) and SSN for spouse and dependents (if any), Your birth
date and birth date for spouse and dependents.
H&R Block Free Edition
- This product does not support data import capabilities.
All entries need to be done manually.
- No special form support, Ideal for people that don't
need additional tax forms.
- Online preparation only, this is an internet based
- No support for home ownership deductions or investments.
H&R Block Federal Free
Edition Summary, What you get:
- Free Efile included, With direct deposit you can
get your refund in as little as time as possible
- Quick & easy tax return completion, easy to follow
guides help you get through your return easily.
- Automatic error checking, Checks your return to
make sure there are no inaccurate calculations.
- Accurate Calculations Guarantee, or penalties and
interest charges are reimbursed.
- An easy interview process simplifies the process
by eliminating unnecessary tax areas
- Automatically does a final check to ensure calculations
- Easy access to IRS publications when you need them
Is HR Block Free Edition
Right for You?
Start right away if you have a simple tax return to prepare,
it's free so you have nothing to lose by trying it. If another
edition may be better, you can upgrade at anytime. The free
edition promotion mainly covers those filing the 1040EZ
federal form, which is about 16 percent of H&R Block customers.
The 1040EZ form covers only the very simplest tax issues.
What is Form 1040-EZ?
The Internal Revenue Service publishes Form 1040-EZ to
be used by individuals reporting their simple form federal
income, and to calculate any refund from, or balance due
to the IRS.
Form 1040-EZ is much easier to fill out and less time-consuming
compared to the longer form 1040 and form 1040-A. Using
the H&R Block Free Edition to prepare form 1040-EZ may be
the right choice for a person that does not have kids or
dependents, does not own a home, or did not attend college
where they would need to apply tax deductions or credits.
However, by using the Form 1040 or 1040-A to report common
tax deductions and tax credits you may be able to save some
serious cash. In this case you would want to upgrade to
Premium Editions depending
on the deductions you are taking.