H&R Block Tax Software

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

Federal only

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

State Software


State E-file

$19.95 ea.

All prices are subject to change without notice.

Software Requirements

Vista, Windows 7, 8, or 10
Internet Explorer® 9.0 and above
Firefox 3.6 and above
Chrome 16 and above
Safari 5.1.2 and above

OS 10.8 and above
Firefox 3.6 and above
Chrome 16 and above
Safari 5.1.2 and above

Hardware Requirements

Internet Connection
1024 x 768, SVGA color monitor
Ink jet or laser printer
Speakers and sound card

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.

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:


Free, Automatic Import

We’ll automatically import your W-2, 1099, and all of last year’s tax data–no matter which tax prep competitor’s software you used. Basic tax preparation has never been so easy.

Itemized Deductions

Our standard tax software comes with Schedule A, so you can itemize your deductions for free.

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 Advice Disclaimer 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.


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 Representation Disclaimer 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.

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H&R Block Guarantees

Maximum Refund Guarantee

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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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H&R Block Basic Tax Software