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Basic Tax Software

Basic tax software for simple federal returns

Device requirements & supported forms

Device requirements & supported forms

Software requirements

Windows 7, 8, or 10?
Internet Explorer??9.0 and above

OS 10.9.5 and above?
Safari 9.1.3 and above

Hardware requirements

  • INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED for updates, state downloads, e–file
  • 170 MB of hard disk space
  • 1024 x 768, SVGA color monitor
  • Compatible ink jet or laser printer
  • Speaker and Sound Card: For videos / animations

Fees for state and state e-file

Tax Software State Program State e-file***
Basic $39.95 ea $19.95 ea.
Deluxe $39.95 ea. $19.95 ea.
Deluxe + State $0* $19.95 ea.
Premium $0* $19.95 ea.
Premium & Business** $0* $19.95 ea.

* First personal state program included. Additional state programs are $39.95 each.
** Unlimited business returns included.
*** E-file fees do not apply to NY state returns.
All prices are subject to change without notice.

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Basic tax preparation software from Block

H&R Block Basic Tax Software offers everything simple or first-time filers need to complete their federal taxes with expert guidance every step of the way.?

  • Switch in seconds

    No disc drive? No problem. Our software includes a free download option.?

  • New and improved Help Center

    Enhance your tax smarts with over 13,000 searchable articles.?

  • New Virtual Assistant

    Have tax questions or concerns? 24/7 help is just a click away.?

  • New in-product support chat

    Get free live product help via chat, or get help from a tax pro for a fee.?

  • Accuracy Review

    We’ll double-check your work for any issues and assess your audit risk.

  • State download available

    Add a state program for $39.95. State e-file is available for $19.95 per return.

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All software includes:

Step-by-step Q&A and guidance on all available credits and deductions Included Included Included Included
Quickly import your W-2, 1099, and 1098 Included Included Included Included
Drag & drop last year’s personal return from TurboTax,? Quicken,? or any tax provider Included Included Included Included
Itemize deductions with Schedule A Included Included Included Included
Accuracy Review? checks for issues and assesses your audit risk Included Included Included Included
Five free federal e-files for your personal return, and unlimited federal preparation and printing Included Included Included Included
Reporting assistance on income from investments, stock options, home sales, and retirement Not Included Included Included Included
Guidance on maximizing mortgage interest and real estate tax deductions Not Included Included Included Included
H&R Block DeductionPro? values and optimizes charitable donations Not Included Included Included Included
One personal state program download included — a $39.95 value (State e-file available for $19.95 per return) Not Included Included Included Included
Tax calculators to help determine the cost basis of sale, dividend, gift, and inheritance assets Not Included Not Included Included Included
Advanced Schedule C guidance to maximize deductions for self-employment income Not Included Not Included Included Included
Schedule E guidance for rental property income and expenses Not Included Not Included Included Included
Get guidance for, prepare and file corporate and S corporation tax returns (Forms 1120, 1120S), partnership and LLC tax returns (Form 1065), estate and trust tax returns (Form 1041), nonprofit tax returns (Form 990) Not Included Not Included Not Included Included
Create payroll (940 & 941) and employer (W-2 & 1099) forms Not Included Not Included Not Included Included
Maximize your tax benefits for vehicle deductions, depreciation, and business expenses Not Included Not Included Not Included Included
Unlimited business state programs included Not Included Not Included Not Included Included
Download tax software today

H&R Block Software guarantees

  • Maximum Refund Guarantee

    No one gets you more than Block. Get the maximum refund you’re entitled to or your return is free.?

  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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

  • 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.

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