All in all, I found HR Blocks free tax service straightforward and easy to use. I have no complaints about my experience —although I didnt get around to entering any state tax. And, of course, I didnt pull the trigger and file.
All in all, I found H&R Block's free tax service straightforward and easy to use. I have no complaints about my experience — although I didn't get around to entering any state tax. And, of course, I didn't pull the trigger and file.
H&R Block is one of the most popular services for filing your taxes. Lazarenko Svetlana/Shutterstock
- offers a free online tax filing service for eligible taxpayers.
- Tax season officially begins January 29, with a final deadline of April 17 this year.
- The IRS recommends e-filing your taxes and requesting your refund via direct deposit.
- Business Insider decided to try the free version of .
The end of tax season is right around the corner.
Americans have until April 17 to file their 2019 taxes. While the new GOP tax plan signed by President Trump in December is the law of the land, the changes won't affect your tax return this year. The new tax brackets will only affect income earned starting January 1, 2019.
If your income was less than ,000 in 2019, many online tax services offer the option to file for your federal taxes — and sometimes state taxes — for free. You can check your options using the .
The IRS also says the fastest way to get your tax refund is the method already used by most taxpayers: filing electronically and selecting direct deposit as the method for receiving your refund. Your refund should hit your bank account within three weeks of filing online. Often, you'll get your money even faster.
is one such tax company offering free services to eligible taxpayers. Its website estimates its clients "prepared more than 7.4 million tax returns" using its digital services in 2019.
I decided to check it out to see how it works and report.
Keep in mind, I didn't actually file my taxes. I just went through the motions, to get a better feel for H&R Block.
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