You Could Have Filed for Free – Even If You Itemized Tax Deductions

Editor’s Note: While our More Zero offer has ended, you can still get free online tax filing for your federal 1040A or 1040 EZ and read about the benefits of working with H&R Block to get your taxes won.

 

Deductions lower the amount of your taxable income, which can mean getting more back from your tax return. There are two options for how you can take deductions.

You can either:

  • Take the standard deduction. This option reduces your taxable income with a fixed amount based on your filing status — for example, whether you filing as single or married filing jointly.
  • Itemize your tax deductions. This method lets you lower your taxable income by deducting a list of eligible expenses on a 1040 with Schedule A.

Which way leads to a larger return? That depends on which is higher: the total of your itemized deductions or the amount of the standard deduction. If you don’t own a home and you’re not claiming large allowable expenses, a standard deduction usually results in a better tax outcome.

Want to dig deeper? Review when you should claim itemized deductions.

You Could Have Itemized Your Tax Deductions and Filed Your Taxes for Free

As a smart consumer, you know the bottom line is not just about what you get back, but also the value you receive. That’s why we offered  More Zero from H&R Block. By filing online with us before the offer ended, you could have completed your free tax filing and at the same time take advantage of claiming itemized deductions.

More Value Was Offered With More Zero

More Zero let you file your federal and state 1040EZ, 1040 A or 1040 with Schedule A completely free. When you file with H&R Block Online, you can rest assured that your taxes will be done right. Not only can you rely on more than 60 years of tax expertise, your return is backed by our guarantee for 100% accuracy and you’ll always get your maximum refund.

Getting started with More Zero was simple even if you used a different tax filing provider in the past.  With More Zero or any online product, you can upload a PDF of last year’s return with an easy-to-use drag and drop feature. You can also import a picture of your W-2 using your smart device. We’ll walk you through the rest.

Although our More Zero offer has ended, you can still get free online tax filing for your federal 1040A or 1040 EZ.

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