H&R Block Tax Software Basic

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 / 8.1 / 10
Internet Explorer® 9.0 or higher

OS 10.7 or higher
Safari 6.1 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:


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.


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:

  • NEW! Drag & drop last year’s personal return
  • Free in-person Audit Representation2
  • Step-by-step guidance on over 350 credits & deductions
  • 5 Free Federal E-files
  • Data Security
  • Free Earned Income Tax Credit

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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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