H&R Block Tax Software Basic
Basic Basic tax preparation for simple federal returns and first-time filers
Fees for State and State E-file when filing with Basic
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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:
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.
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 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
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.
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|Additional Benefits & Features:||Basic||Deluxe||Premium||Premium |
|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.