H&Rblock - Reviewed & Compared

H&R Block has been around since 1955, making them one of the oldest tax preparation services in the industry. Let’s see how they stack up.


Industry giant H&R Block is well known, thanks to their longevity and more than 12,000 brick and mortar locations nationwide. They offer a robust online tax preparation service that’s very competitive.

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What H&R Block® Does Best

They are very straightforward and helpful with “if this is your situation, then this is the level you need”. We liked that a lot, and also liked the free chat support (with expert tax review help available for a fee.) There are plenty of refund options (direct deposit, etc.), and they can also advance your refund (for a fee) if you wish.

Return Types and Costs

They have a free EZ option (both federal and state).Their other levels are Deluxe ($34.99), Premium ($54.99), and Self-Employed ($74.99). We found ample discounts available. They don’t show you what forms you get with each, instead guiding you via your needs. State returns are $36.99 for all paid levels.

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Any Negatives?

The only thing we found lacking was we couldn’t easily find out which forms were included.

Our Final Verdict: 9.8/10

H&R Block is a long-time, trusted name in taxes, and their online tax filing service reflects their longevity and professionalism.

  • Ease of Use: Easy To Use Interface
  • Price: Free Online option with more forms
  • Support: On-Demand Chat at an added cost