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Best of Both

We'll review and file the returns you prepare at home.

Get the best of both by preparing your taxes, then pass them along to H&R Block tax professionals to review your tax return.

A Little Guidance Goes A Long Way

Prefer to do your own taxes but want the assurance of a Tax Professional's expertise? Best of Both gives you the flexibility to first prepare your returns yourself then pass them along to us to review, correct as necessary, sign and file.

Start by answering simple questions in H&R Block Best of Both. Once you’ve provided the necessary information, you’ll be able to send your return to a Tax Professional who will review it for accuracy and search for any deductions or credits you may have overlooked.

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100% Accuracy Guaranteed

When it comes to filing your taxes, there's no margin for error with calculations. Which is why our calculations are so accurate, we guarantee them.7

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Maximum Refund Guaranteed

We work hard to get you the maximum refund so you get every penny you’re due. And, no one can get your refund faster!6

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Worry-Free Audit Support®

Being audited can feel intimidating. Only H&R Block helps you prepare for an audit and provides a Tax Professional to represent you in person — for free.2 We’re there for you, even after you file.

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Free Advice From An Expert

Have tax questions along the way? We’re here to help! We provide access to an H&R Block tax expert so you can get free tax advice at any point along the way through real-time chat.1

Frequently Asked Questions

How does H&R Block Best of Both work?

H&R Block Best of Both is for you if you prefer to do your own taxes, but want the added reassurance of having a tax professional review your return and then sign and e-file it with the IRS for you. Best of Both makes completing your taxes easy by taking you through the simple, step-by-step tax interview of H&R Block Premium. Then, at the end of the interview, you'll be able to send your return to a tax professional who will review your return, look for additional tax breaks, make any corrections if needed, sign and e-file for you. And, Best of Both includes H&R Block Premium's extra tax help and guidance for filers with a, home mortgage, self-employment income and expenses, rental property, or asset depreciation.

I have a moderate or complex tax situation. Can Best of Both help me ensure I'm filing my taxes correctly?

Yes. Your tax professional will review your return and make any corrections needed. They will also look for any additional tax breaks you might not have considered to maximize your tax deductions. And if you have questions, you'll have year-round access to a tax professional.

How is Best of Both different than H&R Block Premium?

If you like to prepare your own taxes, but want the added assurance of having an H&R Block tax professional review, sign and e-file your tax return with the IRS for you, then H&R Block Best of Both is for you. If you prefer to prepare and file your taxes yourself, our comprehensive H&R Block online tax programs provide a great alternative while incorporating H&R Block's tax preparation expertise.

Can I import from H&R Block online or software, H&R Block office or TurboTax® software?

Yes! Importing your tax information from your previous year's tax return is easy, and it can save you time when completing your taxes. You can import last year's basic personal and tax information into Best of Both from H&R Block online or software, TurboTax software, or from an H&R Block tax office return. Just choose which tax program you'd like to import from, and we'll guide you through the process. We'll place the information in the appropriate forms throughout the entire program, all you have to do is add this year's values.

How is doing your taxes online different than using desktop software?

With H&R Block Best of Both or H&R Block online, you work directly over the Internet to complete your taxes. We use Secure Transmission Control Protocol, the highest industry standards, to encrypt all your sensitive information so anything you enter into the program is safe and secure. With H&R Block software you install the software onto your computer and you work from and save your information to your hard drive.

Requirements

  • Windows
  • WINXP
  • Windows VISTA
  • Windows 7
  • Mac
  • MAC OS 10.5
  • MAC OS 10.6
  • MAC OS 10.7
  • MAC OS 10.8
  • Hardware
  • Memory Windows - 512 MB or above
  • Memory Mac - G3 or G4 128 MB RAM
  • Processor - 800 MHz or above
  • Internet - 56K or above
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader - 5.0.5 or higher
  • Monitor - 1024x768, SVGA color monitor
  • Printer - Compatible ink jet or laser
  • Speakers & Sound Card - For videos / animation
  • Browsers
  • WINXP
  • Internet Explorer 7.0, 8.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6 and above
  • Safari 5.1.2 and above
  • Google Chrome 16 and above
  • Windows VISTA
  • Internet Explorer 7.0, 8.0, 9.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6 and above
  • Safari 5.1.2 and above
  • Google Chrome 16 and above
  • Windows 7
  • Internet Explorer 8.0, 9.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6 and above
  • Safari 5.1.2 and above
  • Google Chrome 16 and above
  • MAC OS 10.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5, 3.6
  • Safari 5.1.2 and above
  • MAC OS 10.6
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5, 3.6
  • Safari 5.1.2 and above
  • Google Chrome 16 and above
  • MAC OS 10.7
  • Mozilla Firefox 17 and above
  • Safari 5.1.2 and above
  • Google Chrome 16 and above
  • MAC OS 10.8
  • Mozilla Firefox 17 and above
  • Safari 5.1.2 and above
  • Google Chrome 16 and above

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