New H&R Block Tax Pro Go is assisted tax prep – minus the trip to the tax office
In a recent H&R Block survey*, Americans who have their tax returns prepared by a tax professional said that in the time they could save by not going to a tax office, 41 percent would spend time with family and friends, and 29 percent would sleep or binge-watch TV shows. Starting Jan. 5, with the innovative, new H&R Block Tax Pro GoSM experience, H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) clients can do what they want and get their taxes done by a tax professional.
“H&R Block Tax Pro Go is an assisted tax preparation experience, which means an H&R Block-certified tax professional will prepare a client’s tax return, sign and submit it to the IRS after it has been approved by the client – all without the client stepping foot in a tax office,” said Meg Sutton, director of client experience at H&R Block. “H&R Block Tax Pro Go comes with all the advantages of assisted tax prep, plus it’s a great value and timesaver.”
H&R Block Tax Pro GoSM enables clients to get their taxes prepared and filed by a tax professional based on the information they provide online. This tax professional will ensure every tax deduction and credit to which clients are entitled will be found, and will get the client their maximum tax refund. Clients will know their price upfront, starting at less than $60 for one federal and one state return. H&R Block Tax Pro GoSM clients talk to and securely message their tax pro when it is convenient for them.
“Starting the H&R Block Tax Pro Go process is easy; just go to hrblock.com and tell us a little about yourself. Then, you’ll be matched with a tax pro for your situation and told your price. Next, upload your documents to MyBlock at your convenience. After we have your information, your return will be sent to you for approval, typically within five days – it’s that easy,” Sutton said.
To use H&R Block Tax Pro GoSM, clients can visit the H&R Block Tax Pro page starting Jan. 5, but clients can start uploading their files to MyBlock now. Returns filed using H&R Block Tax Pro GoSM or H&R Block’s virtual tax preparation with an H&R Block-certified tax professional come with the H&R Block guarantee, a maximum refund guarantee, and a satisfaction guarantee**. To learn more, taxpayers may visit H&R Block to find a nearby tax office, make an appointment or call 1-800-HRBLOCK.
About H&R Block
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is a global consumer tax services provider. Tax return preparation services are provided by professional tax preparers in approximately 12,000 company-owned and franchise retail tax offices worldwide, and through H&R Block tax software products for the DIY consumer. H&R Block also offers adjacent Tax Plus products and services. In fiscal 2017, H&R Block had annual revenues of over $3 billion with 23 million tax returns prepared worldwide. For more information, visit the H&R Block Newsroom.
*The survey was conducted by Atomik Research on a sample of 3,004 general population respondents in the United States and in accordance with MRA guidelines and regulations. The online surveyed was fielded between November 22 and 28, 2017.
**See hrblock.com/guarantees for details