I’ve filed my taxes with H&R Block for 3 years in a row, and I’m still impressed by how simple and quick it is

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Taxes are due on July 15 this year.
I filed my taxes back in February with H&R Block. It was my third time using the online service, and it was simple, quick, and helped me get my maximum refund.
Although I didn’t qualify this year for free filing, I gladly paid $67 for H&R Block’s Deluxe Online package to file my federal and state returns.
H&R Block is generally cheaper than TurboTax and more helpful and comprehensive than free options like Credit Karma Tax.
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It’s no wonder H&R Block is a leader in tax software.

Taxes can be overwhelming and confusing, even for the well-versed. I love that H&R Block simplifies the process without dumbing it down. Each step provides clear instructions and comprehensive explanations of tax concepts and forms. The interface is easy to navigate and you can save your progress at any point and return to the same page later.

Although the coronavirus pandemic caused the federal tax deadline to be postponed to July 15 this year, I filed my taxes back in February.

It was my third time using H&R Block, and even though I had to pay to upgrade for the first time this year (and hit a minor roadblock while doing so), I still think it’s the best option out there for me.

Table of ContentsWho is H&R Block best for?

If you’re doing your own taxes this year and, like me, willing to pay for convenience, you’ll find an online filing option that suits your situation at H&R Block. Anyone who hasn’t filed taxes solo before or recently experienced significant life changes would benefit from the guidance H&R Block provides.

The tax form import and upload capabilities are a big time saver, but if you’re OK with entering the numbers on your own and want to save some money, there are cheaper (or free) options out there.

It’s worth noting that we named TurboTax our overall winner for best tax software this year. When considering all the products available at TurboTax and reviews from other experts, we decided it offered the greatest breadth of options for all types of filers at reasonable price points. It also allows QuickBooks integration for self-employed filers who use Intuit, and supports trust and estate income, which H&R Block doesn’t.

Ultimately both tax preparers have excellent user interfaces — the superior choice is usually a matter of personal preference. For my personal tax situation, which consists of ordinary income and a straightforward Health Savings Account, I found that H&R Block better serves me right now.

Editor’s Rating
4.75 out of 5
Review summary

H&R Block offers products comparable to TurboTax at a slightly lower price. Its free version is more comprehensive than other services, but none of the online do-it-yourself options support trust and estate tax …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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