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H&R Block Tax Software Basic
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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 prior returns from virtually any tax software using our drag and drop feature.
Help is just a click away. Our help center has more than 13,000 articles, frequently asked questions, and tips in case you get stuck while preparing your taxes. 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.
Save time and easily import last year’s tax return data from any tax software. And we’ll automatically import your W-2, 1099, 1098, and last year’s tax data. Basic tax preparation has never been so easy.
Our standard tax software comes with Schedule A, so you can itemize your deductions at no extra cost.
We’ll make sure you’re well informed and confident every step of the way, with answers to commonly asked questions and direction on all available credits and deductions.
Free live product help via chat – or get tax help from a tax expert for a fee with Software Assist℠.
We’re taking the uncertainty out of filing with our Basic Tax Software, by letting you know exactly how and why your refund goes up and down throughout the process.
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.
|Additional Benefits & Features:||Basic||Deluxe||Premium||Premium |
|Step-by-step Q&A and guidance on all available credits and deductions||Included||Included||Included||Included|
|Quickly import your W-2, 1099, and 1098||Included||Included||Included||Included|
|Drag & drop last year's personal return from TurboTax®, Quicken®, or any tax provider||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|
|H&R Block DeductionPro® values and optimizes charitable donations||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 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|
|Schedule E guidance for rental property income and expenses||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|
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.
If you are dissatisfied with our software for any reason, H&R Block will refund the full purchase price you paid.
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.