Product spotlight: What's new in H&R Block's online tax software in 2024.

February 7, 2024

At H&R Block, we understand how valuable your time is. Whether that includes spending more time with friends and family or taking part in your favourite hobbies, our goal is to make the tax filing process as seamless as possible so you can focus on the things that matter most – which is where our online tax software comes into play.

To make our online tax software even better this year, we listened to our customers nationwide and collected feedback to optimize the online tax filing experience while providing your best value in the market, including keeping our software free for some basic returns.

Product features.

From a refreshed look and feel to a streamlined interview process, you’ll find online tax filing with H&R Block is one of the easiest and most efficient systems on the market! We’ve implemented a variety of new features, including:

  • A complete revamp of sign-up and onboarding to make getting started as easy as possible.
  • A progress bar so you know how far you’ve come, and how close you are to your refund!*
  • Anomaly Detection: We’ll check your return against 250K other returns to flag any items that could put you at a higher risk for an audit.
  • A dedicated package for Self-Employed tax filers.
  • New payment options such as Google & Apple Pay.
  • Refer-a-friend program for exclusive discounts and a chance to get up to $200**.

How it works

There are four simple steps when it comes to using H&R Block’s tax software:

  • Getting Started
    • You’ll do a quick tax interview for a personalized experience and return.
    • Then, you can import slips directly from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) or Revenu Québec.
    • H&R Block’s proprietary SmartSearch entry allows you to only add the information you need for your personalized return.
  • Optimize
    • H&R Block scans for any credits and deductions you may have missed.
    • With our automatic calculations, you can maximize your return or minimize your amount owing.
  • Review
    • Receive a detailed breakdown of your tax credits and claims.
      • If you choose, you can purchase Expert Help to answer any questions you may have.
  • File
    • When you’re done, our system submits your taxes with NETFILE, which automatically goes to the CRA or Revenu Québec.
      • Anyone eligible for a tax refund can receive it in as little as 8 days!

You can use H&R Block’s tax calculator to get an idea of what your return will look like. Or get started on your tax return right away using our online software. If you have any questions about how to file your taxes, H&R Block Tax Experts are here to help! Take advantage of our Expert Help service when using the software.

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