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Basic Online Assist tax filing with an expert twist.

Our Basic Online Assist tax filing service is perfect when you want expert help on-demand. First-time filers, students, and those with only a W-2 can stay in control of the filing process and ask unlimited questions from a tax expert, enrolled agent, or CPA. Ask all the questions!

 

H&R Block Basic Online Assist

Unlimited help from a live tax pro.

File your taxes with Online Assist and you’ll have access to an actual tax professional on-demand and wherever you need. Starting at just $39.99, finish your taxes fast while enjoying: 

  • Screen sharing with your tax pro

  • On-demand chat and video

  • Support on any device

  • Unlimited help from a tax expert, enrolled agent, or CPA 

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    Features you'll love

    Technical help

    Technical help

    Get tech support when and where you need it. Chat live or call and get help while you do your taxes online. 

    Easy switching

    Easy switching

    File with one of the other guys last year? You can switch over to H&R Block quickly. All you need is last year’s tax return.

    Extra care

    Extra care

    Enjoy care for your taxes you won’t get anywhere else. With H&R Block, we’ll put you on the path to financial wellness. 

    Free EITC

    Free EITC

    Rest easy knowing we make sure you get the credits you're eligible for, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) – for free!

    Upfront pricing

    Upfront pricing

    Know your price as you go. Our Price Preview feature shows your price throughout the process, so you'll always know the costs. 

    Real-time refund results

    Real-time refund results

    File with Basic Online Assist, and you'll see your refund update in real-time. You'll always know what to expect with us. 

    Our online guarantees

    Max Refund Guarantee

    You'll get your maximum refund with H&R Block. Find a bigger refund somewhere else? Your tax prep is free.

    Audit Support Guarantee

    Got an IRS or other tax notice? We'll help you understand how to respond to it – for free! We’ve got your back.

    100% Accuracy Guarantee

    If the software makes an error, we’ll reimburse you for any resulting penalties and interest up to a maximum of $10,000.

    No Surprise Guarantee

    Surprises aren't always good. With H&R Block, you'll get features like audit protection, upfront pricing, and more.

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    State tax prep additional fee
    State tax prep additional fee
    State tax prep additional fee
    State tax prep additional fee
    State tax prep additional fee
    On-demand help from a tax expert, enrolled agent, or CPA*
    On-demand help from a tax expert, enrolled agent, or CPA*
    On-demand help from a tax expert, enrolled agent, or CPA*
    On-demand help from a tax expert, enrolled agent, or CPA*
    On-demand help from a tax expert, enrolled agent, or CPA*
    Earned Income Credit (EITC)
    Earned Income Credit (EITC)
    Earned Income Credit (EITC)
    Earned Income Credit (EITC)
    Earned Income Credit (EITC)
    Deduct student tuition, payments, and loan interest
    Deduct student tuition, payments, and loan interest
    Deduct student tuition, payments, and loan interest
    Deduct student tuition, payments, and loan interest
    Deduct student tuition, payments, and loan interest
    Report your retirement income
    Report your retirement income
    Report your retirement income
    Report your retirement income
    Report your retirement income
    Digitally organize all of your tax docs for up to six years
    Digitally organize all of your tax docs for up to six years
    Digitally organize all of your tax docs for up to six years
    Digitally organize all of your tax docs for up to six years
    Digitally organize all of your tax docs for up to six years
    Access to live phone or chat tech support
    Access to live phone or chat tech support
    Access to live phone or chat tech support
    Access to live phone or chat tech support
    Access to live phone or chat tech support
    Have a Health Savings Account (HSA)
    Have a Health Savings Account (HSA)
    Have a Health Savings Account (HSA)
    Have a Health Savings Account (HSA)
    Have a Health Savings Account (HSA)
    Deduct real estate taxes and home mortgage interest
    Deduct real estate taxes and home mortgage interest
    Deduct real estate taxes and home mortgage interest
    Deduct real estate taxes and home mortgage interest
    Deduct real estate taxes and home mortgage interest
    Organize contract, freelancing, gig work, and other self-employed income
    Organize contract, freelancing, gig work, and other self-employed income
    Organize contract, freelancing, gig work, and other self-employed income
    Organize contract, freelancing, gig work, and other self-employed income
    Organize contract, freelancing, gig work, and other self-employed income
    Report stocks, bonds, and other investment income (Schedule D)
    Report stocks, bonds, and other investment income (Schedule D)
    Report stocks, bonds, and other investment income (Schedule D)
    Report stocks, bonds, and other investment income (Schedule D)
    Report stocks, bonds, and other investment income (Schedule D)
    Claim rental income & deductions (Schedule E)
    Claim rental income & deductions (Schedule E)
    Claim rental income & deductions (Schedule E)
    Claim rental income & deductions (Schedule E)
    Claim rental income & deductions (Schedule E)
    Claim your small business expenses
    Claim your small business expenses
    Claim your small business expenses
    Claim your small business expenses
    Claim your small business expenses
    Report all business deductions and asset depreciation
    Report all business deductions and asset depreciation
    Report all business deductions and asset depreciation
    Report all business deductions and asset depreciation
    Report all business deductions and asset depreciation
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