What Features Does H&R Block Tax Software Include?


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The H&R Block Basic tax software includes free technical support via chat or phone and accessible tax return storage for six years, according to H&R Block's website. This tax software also allows users to import W-2s, 1099s and previous tax returns from other software programs. In addition, software users receive a 5 to 10 percent refund bonus for using a portion of their federal refunds to purchase electronic gift cards. Upgraded versions of the software program offer additional features.

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With the H&R Block Deluxe tax software, in addition to all of the features in the Basic version, users also receive a state tax program download as well as assistance with investments, dividends and home mortgage interest. Additionally, Deluxe program users receive a valuation of their charitable donations, according to H&R Block's website. The Deluxe software targets homeowners and investors. The Premium version of this tax software targets individuals who are self-employed as well as those who own rental property. The Premium version allows users to maximize business deductions and provides assistance for determining rental property income.

The Premium & Business version of the tax software program is for small-business owners and features corporate, partnership and limited liability company returns, as stated by H&R Block's website. This version also offers one personal and unlimited business state program download as well as payroll and employer forms. The Deluxe, Premium, and Premium & Business versions of the H&R Block tax software feature a 10 percent refund bonus for users who allocate a portion of their federal refund to purchase an electronic gift card from select retailers.

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