For tax season 2013, H&R Block introduced enhanced tax preparation products that better meet consumer needs and offer a more personalized experience. New products and features include:
Year-round Access with My H&R Block Account
- New for tax season 2013, My H&R Block Account is a comprehensive portal providing easy and secure access to all H&R Block tax services across its offices, online and mobile applications.
- My H&R Block Account stores client information year-round for tax preparation, checkups and tax planning.
- Access to the account can be made available to an H&R Block tax professional who can help assist taxpayers preparing their returns themselves using H&R Block online and mobile tax preparation products.
File on-the-go with mobile apps
- H&R Block 1040EZ Smartphone App: File a simple, federal 1040EZ in English or now Spanish via iPhone or Android for free through February 15.
- H&R Block At Home iPad App: File any income tax return – from the simplest returns to the most complex – using the full suite of H&R Block At Home Online for iPad. The app offers simple navigation and the ability to toggle between devices, so taxpayers can start a return via iPad and complete it on a PC.
- Block Live iPad App: Have a tax return prepared by an H&R Block tax professional in real time via video chat from an iPad. Block Live is like bringing an H&R Block tax office anywhere you would like to file a return.
- H&R Block App: Check the status of a refund, find a nearby office or read tax tips from the nation’s leading tax professionals.
H&R Block At Home Online and Software
- Real-time tax advice: H&R Block is the first to offer an online and desktop tax prep solution that provides real-time chat with a registered tax professional. Real-time chat augments the exiting Q&A feature and pop-up advice sections.
- DeductionPro: This popular tool for calculating the value of certain charitable deductions is now integrated into H&R Block At Home Deluxe and Premium solutions.
- Time-saving interview completion: For returning clients with a simple tax situation, H&R Block helps save time with a condensed interview process based on the information from the previous year return.