H&R Block is a tax management software that allows self-employed users and business owners to file their taxes online from any device. It also provides users with an option to have a tax professional check them prior to submission. We compiled H&R Block user reviews from around the web and determined that they generally have a mix of positive and negative ratings. We also compared the most popular pricing options available.
Summary of User Reviews
What H&R Block Does Well
Users who gave H&R Block a positive review said that the software is straightforward and easy to use. People like that it gives users a guided experience in filing their taxes. They also like that they can access the software online on any device, and even go to an H&R Block office to have the files double-checked by a tax professional.
What H&R Block Does Not Do Well
Users who gave H&R Block a negative review said that some of the tax professionals designated to check their files are not competent enough to do so. Some users also reported negligence from H&R Block that led them to pay higher fees in filing their taxes.
Most Helpful Positive User Review
One user who gave H&R Block a positive review on Best Buy said that the software is easy to use — he cited that its interview format is very helpful in guiding him on how to fill up his tax information. He likes how the plan he purchased supports 5 federal e-files, allowing him to file taxes for his family.
Most Helpful Negative User Review
One user who left a review of H&R Block on the Better Business Bureau said that he has been using H&R Block for several years already before he experienced employee negligence that cost him to pay double his tax fees on top of penalties. When he consulted an H&R Block representative, he said that the representative did not have enough knowledge to address his concerns.
H&R Block Pricing
H&R Block has four pricing options for federal tax filing: Free ($0), Deluxe ($49.99), Premium ($69.99), and Self-employed ($94.99). The fees for state-filed taxes are in addition to the cost of federal taxes. The main differences between plans are the tax situations taken into account during e-filing such as mortgage interests and small business expenses.
H&R Block Features
Check out the list below for some of H&R Block’s features.
- W-2 Form Import
- Six years of access to prior returns
- Unlimited tax advice
- Stride Integration (for importing expenses)
Tax situations covered (inclusions vary per subscription plan)
- Earned Income Tax Credit
- Child Care Expenses
- Student Loan Interest
- Retirement Plan Income
- Social Security Income
- Child Tax Credit
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H&R Block FAQ
Can I pay my tax balance due with a credit card?
H&R Block allows you to use credit cards to pay your tax bills. Accepted credit cards are Mastercard, Discover, Visa, and American Express.
How can I determine which forms are final and which aren’t?
To determine this, go to the H&R Block “Tax Software Update Center.” The “Forms Available” link under “Federal Updates” and under “State Updates” should have a green check once it’s finalized and ready for filing.
H&R Block Overview Video
This video provides an overall background on what H&R Block can do to help you file your taxes easily online.