This post was sponsored by H&R Block and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
As the manager of my family's money, I'm always looking for ways to save money. And during tax season, one of the best ways that I can save money is by doing our household income taxes myself.
I definitely don't want to fill out all the tax forms with pencil and paper and hope that I got all my calculations correct. So, I prefer to use H&R Block Online to guide me through the process. I've been using H&R Block Online for many years to file our taxes.
Why File Taxes with H&R Block Online?
Easy to Get Started
It's super easy to get started with H&R Block Online even if you've used other methods to file your taxes in the past. You can drag and drop last year's return no matter who prepared it in as little as 2 clicks. That way all your previous year's information (like social security numbers, dependents, etc.) is already populated for you.
You can even file your taxes using H&R Block Online with your smartphone! So, you can easily work on your taxes anytime and anywhere, which is especially important as we practice social distancing.
If I'm going to do all the work to prepare my taxes myself to save money, I for sure want to know how much it's going to cost before I get started. There's not much worse than doing all the work thinking it's going to be one price, only to find out the actual price is way higher than you expected!
H&R Block Online is always at least $10 less than other tax software, and more people (including parents and students) can file for free with H&R Block Online. Plus, you can save 25% off all H&R Block solutions for a limited time.
The Perfect Amount of Guidance
H&R Block Online walked me through each tax form by asking me simple questions and guiding me through the process. At each step, I had the opportunity to click on links that gave me additional information on each question and topic (for example, letting me know what exactly would cause me to qualify as a student) so that I know I'm answering the question correctly.
If you feel like you need additional help, you can always add Online Assist to your return where you can have unlimited chat sessions with a tax expert, enrolled agent, or CPA, and you can share your screen so they can see additional detail specific to your situation. Another option is to pay for a tax pro to review your return that you've prepared yourself using H&R Block Online before they file it for you.
My Experience with H&R Block Online
As the owner of “Cents”able Momma, we have a little more complicated tax return since we not only have my husband's W-2 income, but we also have my self-employment income. However, doing our taxes didn't feel complicated as H&R Block Online walked us through our return each step of the way. And with the Accuracy Review, I'm confident that my return is done correctly.
I love that I can get my taxes all done from the comfort of my home, especially now, and when it fits best into my schedule.
What about you? Have you used H&R Block Online before?