H&R Block Tax Software Basic

Basic Basic tax preparation for simple federal returns and first-time filers

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Federal only

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Fees for State and State E-file when filing with Basic

State Software

$39.95

State E-file

$19.95 ea.

All prices are subject to change without notice.

Software Requirements

Vista, Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
Internet Explorer® 9.0 or higher

OS 10.9.5 or higher
Safari 9.1.3 and higher

Hardware Requirements

INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED for updates, state downloads, e–file
170 MB of hard disk space
2X CD-ROM drive
1024 x 768, SVGA color monitor
Compatible ink jet or laser printer
Speaker and Sound Card: For videos / animations

Get your maximum refund–guaranteed–with Basic Tax Software from Block.

If you have a simple tax situation, our standard tax software has everything you need to file flawlessly. We'll start by guiding you through the easy import of your W–2 and last year's return, and then walk you step–by–step through the filing process. Taxpayers can import their old returns from any tax provider using our drag and drop feature.

If you have questions along the way, our knowledgeable tax pros are always available via chat, to provide answers and expert advice at no extra cost. And when you've completed your basic tax preparation, we'll double check for accuracy and assess your audit risk, so you can have peace of mind knowing you've filed correctly and that you'll get the most money back–guaranteed.

Basic Tax Software – Product Features:


Convenience

Drag and Drop Makes It Easier Than Ever

Save time and easily import last year’s tax return data from any tax provider. And we’ll automatically import your W-2, 1099, 1098, and last year’s tax data. Basic tax preparation has never been so easy.

Itemized Deductions

Our standard tax software comes with Schedule A, so you can itemize your deductions at no extra cost.


Expert Guidance

Step-by-Step Guidance

We’ll make sure you’re well informed and confident every step of the way, with answers to commonly asked questions and direction on more than 350 credits and deductions.

H&R Block Exclusive

Unlimited Expert Tax AdviceDisclaimer number1. Scroll to bottom of page.

Our certified experts are always available to answer your questions via real-time chat when you use our Basic Tax Software.


TRANSPARENCY & PEACE OF MIND

Refund Reveal

We’re taking the uncertainty out of filing with our Basic Tax Filing Software, by letting you know exactly how and why your refund goes up and down throughout the process.

H&R Block Exclusive

Free In-Person Audit RepresentationDisclaimer number2. Scroll to bottom of page.

We stand by our work, so in the unlikely event of an audit, we’ll be there for you with in-person representation to help make things right.


Tax Identity Care

Tax Identity Care can help better protect you from tax identity theft with our exclusive prevention and restorative services. This is available with any software product at checkout.

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All H&R Block Tax Filing Software Products Include:


  • Drag & drop last year’s personal return
  • Free in-person Audit Representation2
  • Step-by-step guidance on every credit and deduction
  • 5 Free Federal E-files
  • Data Security
  • Free Earned Income Tax Credit
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Additional Benefits & Features:Basic Deluxe Premium Premium
& Business
Step-by-step Q&A and guidance on every available credit and deduction Included Included Included Included
Quickly import your W‑2, 1099 and last year's tax return Included Included Included Included
Easily import from TurboTax® and Quicken® software Included Included Included Included
Itemize deductions with Schedule A Included Included Included Included
Accuracy Review™ checks for issues and assesses your audit riskDisclaimer number 11. Scroll to bottom of page. Included Included Included Included
Five free federal e-files for your personal return, and unlimited federal preparation and printing Included Included Included Included
Reporting assistance on income from investments, stock options, home sales and retirement Not Included Included Included Included
Guidance on maximizing mortgage interest and real estate tax deductions Not Included Included Included Included
One personal state program download included — a valueDisclaimer number 42. Scroll to bottom of page. (State e-file available for $19.95 per return)Disclaimer number40. Scroll to bottom of page. Not Included Included Included Included
Tax calculators to help determine the cost basis of a home sale, dividend, gift, and inheritance assets Not Included Not Included Included Included
Advanced Schedule C guidance to maximize deductions for self-employment income Not Included Not Included Included Included
Get guidance for, prepare and file: corporate and S corporation tax returns (Forms 1120, 1120S), partnership and LLC tax returns (Form 1065), estate and trust tax returns (Form 1041), nonprofit tax returns (Form 990) Not Included Not Included Not Included Included
Create payroll (940 & 941) and employer (W‑2 & 1099) forms Not Included Not Included Not Included Included
Maximize your tax benefits for vehicle deductions, depreciation, and business expenses Not Included Not Included Not Included Included
Unlimited business state programs included Not Included Not Included Not Included Included

H&R Block Guarantees


Maximum Refund Guarantee

No one gets you more than Block. Get the maximum refund you’re entitled to or your return is free.Disclaimer number6. Scroll to bottom of page.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If you are dissatisfied with our software for any reason, H&R Block will refund the full purchase price you paid.

100% Accuracy Guarantee

We stand by our calculations and guarantee that your return is 100% accurate, or we'll reimburse you for any IRS penalties you paid. Get Tax Help and Tax Answers from H&R Block.

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