New H&R Block Tax Software offers DIYers a great choice for less money
CALGARY, Feb. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - H&R Block Canada, the country's leading tax preparation company, launched its new H&R Block Tax Software today and DIY taxpayers can celebrate big savings when they file.
Users can file one free return using either the online or software download option until March 31, 2014 while getting a great price if they need to file multiple returns.
If a taxpayer needs to file more than one return, H&R Block Tax Software offers big savings when compared to other packages:
- Online: Each additional return is only $9.95.
- Software upgrade option #1: Clients can prepare up to 10 returns for only $9.95.
- Software upgrade option #2: Clients can prepare up to 20 returns for only $14.95.
"Our 50 years of tax expertise went into the development of H&R Block Tax Software so you know you are getting a product that is the same or better than anything else on the market," says Rick Brown, president, H&R Block Canada. "But why should you pay $30 or $40 for a tax program? Now DIYers can choose to spend less money without compromising the quality of the tax software."
In addition to the online options, H&R Block Tax Software CDs will also be available at more than 4,000 Canada Post outlets across the country with a new national television campaign that begins today.
"If you are still filing your return via pen and paper, you can expect the Canada Revenue Agency to encourage you to file online so it makes sense to try it out now when you can file for free," says Brown. "Not only do you get the benefits of electronic filing, but you save money that you can spend on something other than your tax return."
Both the online and software download options are available at
Who do you trust?
With more than 50 years of experience, millions of Canadians have trusted H&R Block with their tax returns. According to a recent Leger survey for H&R Block Canada, 29 per cent of Canadians would trust Finance Minister Jim Flaherty with their taxes as well as astronaut Chris Hadfield at 12 per cent.
On the other side, Justin Beiber was ranked least trustworthy to prepare a tax return, despite his popularity among his fans. The survey also revealed more than a third of Canadians (36 per cent) would like to take a peek at Prime Minister Stephen Harper's tax return, with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford coming in second at 13 per cent.
The survey was completed online from January 21 to January 23, 2014 using Leger's online panel, LegerWeb, with a sample of 1,501 Canadians 18 years of age or older.
About H&R Block Canada
In 2014, H&R Block Canada celebrates 50 years of preparing tax returns in Canada as the leading tax preparation firm in the country. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, the company serves Canadian taxpayers in more than 1,100 offices across the country. H&R Block Canada Inc. is a subsidiary of H&R Block, Inc., a diversified company with subsidiaries providing a wide range of financial products and services. Additional information about H&R Block Canada is available at 1-800-HRBLOCK or visit www.hrblock.ca for more tax tips.
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SOURCE: H&R Block Canada Inc.
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