Tag Archive: Online Tax Software



Welcome to #PaybackSeason: Busting the Top 5 Tax Myths

April 11, 2017

It’s the middle of April, which means you are likely in one of two camps: those who have finished filing their taxes, and those who are postponing the inevitable for as long as humanly possible. Can you guess which camp I’m in?

Whether you’re blissfully spending your refund or are still in the process of collecting all your forms and receipts, it’s always a good idea to ensure that you have the correct information. Friends and neighbours may often be a source of great advice, but when it comes to taxes, it’s best to leave the advice to the experts.
banner_media-centerCourtesy of my friends at H&R Block Canada, here are some of the top tax myths. Spoiler alert: cats are not considered dependents for tax purposes. I’m serious.

Myth #1: If I receive a tax refund, my return is approved. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will process your return and send you a refund fairly promptly. However, the CRA also has three years in which to review returns and request follow up paperwork. The review may result in a Notice of Reassessment with a balance owing. For example, if you claimed moving expenses that were not eligible, the CRA will disallow your claim and send you a tax bill.  (more…)

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DIY! All the Details on H&R Block Online Tax Software

March 20, 2017

It’s a fact: Not all tax software is created equal.

Welcome to spring – also known as tax season – er, #PaybackSeason! By now, you may be thinking you *really* need to get those income taxes done, but may lack the money, and motivation, to begin. And the truth is, with all the different tax software options available, the process can be a little daunting.
C5Sr8k-UYAEpyhdWhat happens if you have questions along the way? Who can you trust to give you the most accurate result? When is “free” really free?

If you find yourself dragging your feet, looking for the right solution, muddle no more – trust the tax experts at H&R Block. They proudly offer free tax software with a high level of personalization, allowing you to choose the best option for your needs.  (more…)

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You Asked… H&R Block Listened! Time for DIY x 2!

April 17, 2015

It’s less than two weeks away, friends… the deadline to file 2014 income taxes. Sure, you *could* curl up into the fetal position, denying the mountain of receipts and paperwork you need to tackle. Or you could suck it up, download H&R Block’s FREE Online Tax Software, and call it a day.

See? I said the good “f” word. FREE.

Now, chances are, if you’re still waiting to file, you may have some questions for the experts at H&R Block. And they are willing to assist! Here’s what you need to do.

Step 1: Download H&R Block’s FREE Online Tax Software.

Step 2: Prepare your tax return. 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!

Step 3: Write down any questions you may have, and bring them to the #FileFreeOnline Twitter Chat on Wednesday, April 22nd at 8:00pm EDT. An entire team of experts will be on the chat to offer last minute clarifications, answer your tax-related questions, and give you the final push you need to file your tax return!
FileFreeOnline GraphicTo thank you for joining us, of course we’ll have a ton of gift cards up for grabs – 5 x $100 Visa Gift Cards, and a GRAND PRIZE of a $250 Visa Gift Card! RSVP below for a chance to win, and see you on Wednesday night!  (more…)

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DIY Canadians… #FileFreeOnline!

March 24, 2015

Based on the response for the post “DIY Canadians! Introducing H&R Block Online Tax Software“, it looks like many of y’all are planning to DIY this year and prepare your own taxes. Any why not? With H&R Block Online Tax Software, you can file for FREE, with absolutely no hidden costs!

Yes, I said the good “f” word. FREE.

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.

Want to learn more? Join us at the @HRBlockCanada #FileFreeOnline Twitter Chat.
HRBlock Graphic v4We’ll share everything you need to know about H&R Block Online Tax Software, and provide valuable info for all those looking to DIY this tax season. To thank you for joining us, of course we’ll have a ton of great prizes up for grabs (including a HUGE! grand prize).  (more…)

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DIY Canadians! Introducing H&R Block Online Tax Software

March 13, 2015

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.
HandR BlockSo, 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.  (more…)

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