H&R Block Tax Software Basic

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

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Fee for States and State E-file  Supported Forms

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.

Unlimited Expert Tax Advice1

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.

Free In-Person Audit Representation2

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.

All H&R Block Tax Filing Software Products Include:

  • Free in-person Audit Representation2
  • Easy Import
  • Step-by-step Guidance On Over 350 Credits & Deductions
  • 5 Free Federal E-files
  • Data Security
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  • Free Earned Income Tax Credit Free Earned Income Tax Credit

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– Lightning Fast
"I am not well educated in the world of taxes, so this software was a God-send! It was easy to use and I feel at ease knowing I can contact people at H&R Block if I have questions. They even have free audit support in case I really screwed it up! This is my second year using this program, and I'll keep coming back."
– japple24
"We have been using this software for about 20 years. It is complete, comprehensive, has great help features and tools, and fantastic personal support when needed."
– Gracie47
"This is the easiest and most comprehensive tax program I have ever used."
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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.


Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10

Internet Explorer® 8 or higher


OS® 10.7 or higher

Safari® 6.1 or higher


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

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