The benefits of filing a return online.
April 16, 2018
It’s never been easier to file a tax return. Gone are the days of filling out a return by hand and mailing it to the CRA. There are now more options than ever before to get the job done, it’s just a matter of choosing the one that’s best for your tax situation.
Last year, 36% of Canadians chose to file their tax return online* ¬- and not just because it meant they could do so in their PJ’s. There are many reasons why filing online may just be the method for you.
There’s a wide variety of features to help you get what’s yours
Every person’s tax situation is unique. H&R Block’s software is designed to accommodate all types of different tax scenarios so Canadians can get what’s theirs when it comes time to file. Regardless of your work or home circumstances, online software is up to the task and helps to ensure you don’t miss out on any credits and benefits you are eligible for.
There’s help if you need it
H&R Block’s software offers step-by-step guidance, online tutorials, help forums and live agents, making even first-time filers feel confident throughout the process. Plus, if you need additional support, H&R Block has your (tax) back – a tax professional can review your claim over the phone. Plus, did you know that 31% of Canadians have had their taxes reassessed? H&R Block’s Tax Software offers audit protection. Meaning, if you’re being audited or reassessed, you can count on a tax professional to help you through the process, every step of the way.
It gets easier every time
After you complete a return online the next time you file there’s the option to quickly import last year’s return with a simple click. Meaning, if your tax situation is like last year’s, you can complete your return even faster. Plus, once the CRA receives your paperwork, which happens quickly when you submit it online, they can get to your refund cheque or direct deposit within a few short weeks.
The calculations done on tax software are done for you with 100 per cent accuracy. Even better, yearly updates are made to the software to reflect new tax laws, so you don’t have to worry about being up to snuff when it comes to the latest in tax news.
It comes with freedom and flexibility
Filing online means you can do so at your own pace from anywhere in the world. Whether it be at home in your PJ’s or from a beach on the other side of the world, H&R Block’s tax software will help you get the job done.
*From December 27th to December 28th, 2017 an online survey was conducted among 1,522 randomly selected Canadian adults who are Angus Reid Forum panelists. The margin of error—which measures sampling variability—is +/- 2.5%, 19 times out of 20. The results have been statistically weighted according to education, age, gender and region (and in Quebec, language) Census data to ensure a sample representative of the entire adult population of Canada. Discrepancies in or between totals are due to rounding.