With the turning of the calendar from 2020 to 2021 and another year behind us, it won’t be too long before the dreaded date of April 15, a.k.a. tax day, is upon us. But filing your taxes doesn’t have to be hard. H&R Block will help you do your taxes on your terms— however, whenever, wherever.
H&R Block, which had our favorite full-service tax preparation software last year, can assist you with your filing — whether you are doing your own taxes and have questions or want a tax professional to do your taxes for you. They can answer a quick question, check your work, or do all the work for you, online or in-person.
H&R Block offers online tax self-preparation and filing for both your federal and state taxes. Best of all, it is free for many people (depending on your income and the complexity of your filing) to file their federal and state taxes using this service. (If you have to file with more than one state, that will cost extra.) And H&R Block Free Online supports more forms and deductions than competing free services like TurboTax. With tips and guiding questions, as well checks for possible errors and inconsistencies, Block’s service is very easy to use. (I’ve used it for several years and can vouch for this.) Plus, if you run into stumbling blocks (no pun intended), Block’s tax pros are available for on-demand chat and guidance via screen-sharing. Even better, not only can you file from your laptop, but there’s also an app for doing your taxes from your mobile device.
If you’d rather not deal with your taxes at all, H&R Block offers federal and state tax preparation and filing with one of its professionals starting at just $69. All you need to do is securely submit your documents either online, via the MyBlock app, or in-person, then they will do the rest. On average, each of Block’s tax pros has 10 years of experience so there is no tax problem too complicated for them. Once your taxes are prepared, you can meet with your tax pro either via video conferencing, online chat, or if you prefer some real facetime, in-person.
If you do go to any of H&R Block’s more than 10,000 offices, you can rest assured that your safety comes first. All of Block’s associates are required to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing of at least six feet. All desks will be equipped with protective shields and high-contact areas are disinfected frequently.
With this past year presenting financial challenges for so many, your refund is more important than ever. H&R Block guarantees to get you the maximum refund or you’ll get your money back. As such, you can count on Block’s tax pros finding every credit and deduction to which your entitled. Regardless of which service you choose, H&R Block will tell you up front how much it will cost you so there are no surprises later.