H&R Block has introduced its H&R Block at Home software intended for the crowd of people that does their taxes on their own. The software was called Tax Cut before and offers simple solutions to tax filings.  H&R Block is the number one retail tax preparer, so consumers can trust this new software and be sure that it will preform well.

The main focus is to help consumers understand tax laws. According to Julie Markey, vice president and managing director of digital tax solutions, “H&R Block has been translating tax code to plain English for half a century.”

H&R BlockProducts And Changes

The average consumer spends one to three hours doing their taxes, so H&R Block At Home was improved visually so users don’t miss important information.  This, in addition to the fact that the software uses plain English to explain everything rather than traditional tax jargon, will help users eliminate many errors. Here is a rundown of the products available:

  • H&R Block At Home(TM) Free is the most basic tax solution and provides simple federal tax preparation online at no cost. (Free does not support Schedules C, D, E, F or K1.)
  • H&R Block At Home(TM) Basic is for simple tax situations and includes everything taxpayers need to complete their federal taxes. It’s simple for first-time users, and is easier to enter information and double checks for errors automatically.
  • H&R Block At Home(TM) Deluxe is for taxpayers who own a home or have investments and includes everything taxpayers need to complete their federal and state taxes. In addition to the Basic features, Deluxe offers personalized tax guidance, advanced tools to maximize mortgage interest deductions and assistance on investment income and stock options.
  • H&R Block At Home(TM) Premium is for those who are self-employed or own rental property and includes everything taxpayers need to complete their federal and state taxes. In addition to the Deluxe features, Premium includes Schedule C guidance, help with rental income deductions, advanced tax calculators and one free session with an H&R Block tax professional.
  • H&R Block At Home(TM) Premium & Business is one convenient solution for those who need to file personal taxes and also own their own businesses

For more information, visit the H&R Block website.  For a comprehensive list of the best personal tax software programs, see our related article here.

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