Can I Use H&R Block to File Old Taxes?

Every year, tax law changes require that we build new editions of our software programs. If you want to use H&R Block to file old taxes from your 2010-2019 returns, we’ve made it easy to purchase back editions of H&R Block Tax Software. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Find the software for the tax year you need to prepare.
  2. Then, choose Windows or Mac.
  3. Click Download Now to purchase your software.
  4. That software will be for the tax year you need, so you can be sure your prior-year taxes are accurate.

The IRS only accepts e-files for current year returns. When you file old taxes with H&R Block, you’ll need to print and mail any prior-year returns to the IRS and / or your state’s Department of Revenue. The only exception is for certain New York state returns that H&R Block Tax Software supports for prior-year e-filing.

File Old Taxes at an H&R Block Office

Prefer not to use H&R Block Tax Software to file past taxes? Filing income tax returns for previous years is easy to do through your local H&R Block office. To find your nearest office location, use our Tax Office Locator. Our tax pros will be happy to help!

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Where can I buy an H&R Block tax software CD to do my 2020 taxes?

We are no longer offering H&R Block tax software CDs, but there are other ways to download our software. Learn more about your tax filing options.

How do I import last year’s return into my H&R Block Tax Software?

Having trouble importing last year’s return into your H&R Block software? We’ll tell you what kinds of files you can import and walk you through the process.