H&R Block boosts Web site features for DIYers

H&R Block has updated its Web site with an eye to making it easier for all kinds of filers to work with the prep giant.

Features include:

  • A locator to find and make an appointment at any of Block’s 10,000 offices nationwide;
  • The ability to file state and federal taxes online from any device, in many cases for free;
  • The ability to download Block’s tax software program and get five free federal e-files and free audit support.
  • Tools to check refund status and calculate refunds, as well as a W-4 calculator and ACA calculator.
The H&R Block, Inc. logo is displayed in front of the company's flagship office in New York, U.S., on Friday, March 3, 2012. H&R Block, Inc. provides tax services to the general public, accounting and consulting services, and consumer financial and personal productivity software. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg
An H&R Block location in New York City

“Our Web site, HRBlock.com, is always open, and it truly offers something for everyone,” said Amy Hu, vice president of interactive marketing and online experience for the tax prep chain, in a statement. “You can visit us to book your tax office appointments, use our tax calculator to estimate your refund, get tax tips, manage your account, or buy software or online products. Our Web site lets you engage with us however you want – in an office or online.”

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