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Ready to Celebrate Doing Your Taxes? H&R Block Is Voted the Top Choice by Bankrate and NerdWallet

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March 17, 2023

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Whether you’re a freelancing retiree, or recently married, a new homeowner or college student, if you’re filing your taxes with H&R Block, you’re filing with the best, according to Bankrate, LLC and NerdWallet, Inc. Bankrate has named H&R Block the Best Tax Software Overall, while NerdWallet has given the company honors as the Most Popular Tax Software for Simple Returns.1

We asked Heather Watts, Senior Vice President of Consumer Tax Products and Support at H&R Block, to give us the scoop on what make our software shine so brightly among competitors. Read on for more.

Why has H&R Block been recognized as a top choice?

We’ve been recognized due to our great products that offer the best value among other online tax preparation Do-It-Yourself (DIY) software. Our free product covers more tax situations than our largest competitor, so taxpayers can have confidence that even the most complicated tax situations will be taken care of.2

Our team has also done a great at creating personalized flows for these unique tax situations, like gig workers for example. Gig workers, such as ride share drivers, make-up artists, and more are taken through a customized flow that is unique to their job to ensure they are maximizing their tax outcome. With an increasing number of filers having a side hustle, these personalized experiences have proven to be helpful to this segment of client this year.

We’ve also made it easy to choose us as a tax preparation company of choice, even if that means switching from a competitor to get the biggest refund possible. Switching to H&R Block is as simple as locating your prior year return, uploading it and reviewing your info once our software has automatically imported last year’s information.

Why is this ranking worth celebrating?

In addition to delivering a simple and stress-free experience, H&R Block do-it-yourself filers have access to our network of tax pros at any time with our Online Assist product. Our tax pros have an average 10 years of experience, so you know you’ll get the help you need and the maximum refund possible, guaranteed.3

What would you tell those who haven’t used H&R Block?

If you haven’t used H&R Block, check us out! There is no commitment to start, so you can use the product and only pay once you’re satisfied. Taxpayers should find comfort in transparent pricing at the start, while knowing they’re tapping into an expert network of more than 60,000 tax pros, online or in-person, for help.

What else should taxpayers know?

Our DIY products offer several options for taxpayers to get help in ways that meet them where they are. Our product is a great value and a great price. In most cases taxpayers will pay $18 less than TurboTax.4 We also include a 100% satisfaction and accuracy guarantee along with a maximum refund guarantee.

Click here to file today.

1 © 2023 NerdWallet, Inc. All Rights Reserved. H&R Block Free Online, NerdWallet’s 2023 winner for Best Online Tax Software for Simple Returns. © 2023 Bankrate, LLC. A Red Ventures company. All Rights Reserved. H&R Block, Bankrate’s 2023 winner for Best Overall Online Tax Filing Software.
2 H&R Block Free Online is for simple returns only. All tax situations are different. Additional fees may apply. See available forms.
3 All tax situations are different. Not everyone gets a refund.
4 Comparison based on regular price for standard paid DIY products when filing both federal and state returns on TurboTax.com as of 3/17/23. TurboTax is a registered trademark of Intuit, Inc.

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