DIY Value, Security, Features and Benefits

December 01, 2016 : H&R Block

Value

  • H&R Block products are the best value in DIY tax prep
  • Unprecedented industry move: H&R Block More Zero? offers free filing for federal forms 1040EZ, 1040A and 1040 with Schedule A* plus a state return
    • Approximately 87 million taxpayers could take advantage of H&R Block’s best online tax preparation offer ever
    • Almost 50 percent more taxpayers could file free federal and state returns with H&R Block More Zero than they can with the largest competitor’s free offering
  • For first tax season ever, Earned Income Tax Credit is included at no extra cost on all H&R Block Online products
    • Twenty-six million taxpayers claimed this credit in tax season 2016 for a total of $65.6 billion
  • H&R Block software allows up to five federal returns to be completed starting at $29.95 – no one else offers this for a lower price

Security

  • Bank-level encryption technology safeguards your sensitive information while it’s electronically sent to the IRS
  • Several layers of authentication are used when you log in to your H&R Block account to further protect from unauthorized access
  • Secure connection is established between your browser and H&R Block servers, encrypting any data that is passed between them to protect the privacy of that data
  • Tax Identity Care is exclusively from H&R Block and assists its DIY taxpayers in the recovery from tax identity theft ($14.99)

Features

  • Step-by-step guidance on more than 350 tax credits and deductions
  • Upload 1095A health insurance documents from the marketplace for easy data entry
  • Upload 1098 mortgage interest statements from mortgage provider for easy data entry
  • Refund Reveal™ shows taxpayers how and why their refund changes during the process
  • Easier than ever to import prior year returns done by any tax preparer (online products)
  • Capability to import W-2s by taking a picture of them with a smart device (online products)
  • Best of Both lets DIYers have their return reviewed by a tax pro – H&R Block exclusive (online products)

Benefits

  • Convenience/flexibility – file on the device of your choice when it is convenient for you
  • Confidence – products backed by the tax experts
  • Control – use the product that works best for your situation and guide the process

*Includes 1040 with Schedule A filers who itemize because of mortgage payments, child care expenses, charitable donations or medical expenses

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