If you don't have the time to go to H&R Block, there are several new ways to connect with the tax preparation company. iPhone and Android apps offer easy filing in English and Spanish for free through February 15. The iPad app lets you change between iPad and PC. There is also new video conferencing feature for iPad users.
The free H&R Block 1040EZ app for Android and iPhone in allows you to file a 1040EZ from your phone for free until February 15. You take a photo of your W-2 forms with your phone and import it into your return. This app is for single or married filing a joint return, an income of $100,000 or less, rent or lease and no dependents.
There is also the H&R Block app to check the status of a refund, find a nearby office, set an appointment or read tax tips. With the H&R Block Mobile app you can:
- Upload your documents and send them to your tax professional.
- Check the status of your Federal refund.
- Quickly estimate your tax refund with our Tax Estimator.
- Find an H&R Block office and schedule an appointment.
- Get t answers to the most popular tax questions.
- View a checklist.
- Stay informed of things that could impact your tax situation with News & Updates.
The H&R Block at Home 2012 for iPad, lets you prepare, print and e-file from your iPad for free. A free tax return excludes self-employment income (Schedule C), capital gains and losses income (Schedule D), rental and royalty income (Schedule E), farm income (Schedule F) and shareholder/partnership income or loss (Schedule K-1).
H&R Block introduced My H&R Block Account where you can upload documents to store for their use or share with a tax professional, view up to three years of prior year tax returns and get up-to-date access to their refund status.
The alternative tax apps are from TurboTax.
H&R Block tax preparation products offer free audit support and free audit representation from an H&R Block enrolled agent. H&R Block also guarantees 100 percent accuracy or the return is free.
If you find another online tax prep method that results in a larger refund (or smaller liability), H&R Block will refund the fees you paid us to use our program to prepare that return. Larger refund or smaller liability must not be due to differences in data supplied by you or positions contrary to law. H&R Block guarantees accurate calculations or we’ll reimburse resulting IRS penalties and interest charges (limits apply).