H&R Block Tax Software Basic

Basic Tax Software for the Everyday Taxpayer

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(Federal only)
Fee for States and State E-file  Supported Forms

Your Maximum Refund At Your Fingertips

Our standard tax filing software is great for single or married filers, with or without children. What do we have that others don’t? Unlimited chat with an expert, refund reveal, data security, and free in person audit representation if and when you need it.

We know getting your maximum refund is important. Who can argue with that? But we also know there’s a huge sense of accomplishment when you’re able to get that maximum refund yourself. Our Basic tax filing software puts the right resources in your hands to do just that.

Why Choose our Basic Tax Preparation Software?

We’re here to help. All you have to do is ask. With Basic Tax Software, our tax pros are standing by to chat and provide support if you’ve got questions along the way. Basic also comes with free audit support. We know you’ve got this, but our expertise is at your fingertips if and when you need it.

Here’s what Basic features:

Itemize Your Deductions

Our standard Basic Tax Software includes a free Schedule A, helping you itemize your deductions.

Free Unlimited Advice

Tax pros are available to answer your tax questions through real-time chat at no charge.

Free Import

Our Basic tax filing software features free, automatic import of your W-2, 1099, and last year's tax data from H&R Block, TurboTax®, or Quicken® software.

Free Storage & Access

With our Basic tax preparation software, you can store and save your tax returns for six years. Access your tax data any time you need it.

Refund Reveal

Be confident you’re getting your maximum refund. H&R Block’s Refund Reveal, included in all of our software, explains changes in your refund amount each step of the way.

All H&R Block Online Tax Software Products Include:

  • Data Security
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  • Step-by-Step Guidance That Makes It Easy
  • Free, Unlimited
    Expert Tax Advice
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  • Free! Import W2s, 1099s and Prior Year Returns
  • Accuracy Review
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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. Scrolls to bottom of page.

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.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If you are dissatisfied with our software for any reason, H&R Block will refund the full purchase price you paid.

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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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