1984. I remember it like it was yesterday – my dad, sitting at the kitchen table with a calculator, a stack of forms, and those ominous blue booklets I would later discover to be income tax returns. He would hover over his work, carefully printing with a sharpened HB pencil as he filled out the documents, checking his calculations once, twice, until he was satisfied with the result. Finally, he would fold the package, seal the envelope and leave it tucked under the fruit bowl for mailing the next day.
I witnessed him do this for about 30 years.
Today, over 40% of Canadian tax filers prepare their own taxes, and 11 million file online. Blue booklets be gone! And, if you happen to be one of the do-it-yourself’ers (pay attention dad, okay?) I’ve got a fantastic tip for you. After more than 50 years of helping Canadians file their taxes, H&R Block, Canada’s trusted leader in tax preparation, is introducing H&R Block Online Tax Software, the completely free (absolutely no hidden costs) online Do-It-Yourself (DIY) tax filing solution.
I repeat: This service is 100% free for everyone.
It’s free, regardless of income, job, age, whether you’re a student or retiree, or have a simple or complex tax return. H&R Block Online Tax Software will empower Canadian filers to take control of their taxes and enjoy the benefits of ease, convenience, accuracy and control.
So, what makes it different from other online tax software? First (if you haven’t been paying attention), it’s completely free to use and file with no hidden fees. Second, it was developed by tax professionals, not software professionals. Those tax professionals are the best trained, most experienced tax return specialists in Canada. And third, the software is super easy to use, because of its straightforward, interview-style approach.
– H&R Block Online Tax Software has been optimized for any digital device a tax filer might access it with so you can switch seamlessly from computer to phone to tablet.
– You can easily toggle from one return to another for those who prepare multiple returns.
– H&R Block Online Tax Software has a 100-per-cent-accuracy, maximum-refund guarantee.
– Once the program is downloaded, you will be instructed through the step-by-step process and have access to 24/7 technical support and tax advice.
This year, I’ll be sitting down with dear ol’ dad so we can officially keep blue booklets in the past. With an easy interface, access to round-the-clock support and an accuracy guarantee, it just makes sense to give H&R Block’s Online Tax Software a go! Cross your fingers we’ll be seeing a REFUND!
With the deadline for filing income taxes quickly approaching, why not take advantage of H&R Block Online Tax Software today?