H&R Block evolves online tax filing for Canadians - Guarantees maximum refund, ease and convenience - And is 100% free for everyone

TORONTO, March 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Free online tax filing software is now available for all of Canada's 26 million tax filers. 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.

Regardless of your tax situation, 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. H&R Block Online Tax Software's intuitive process walks users through their tax return with a highly personalized step-by-step interview process. It ensures absolutely nothing is missed, and any errors are detected automatically – offering piece-of-mind for the filer.

Optimized for any digital device, filers can switch seamlessly from computer to phone, tablet and back, anytime and anywhere. Filers are assured the maximum possible refund with H&R Block's Maximum Refund Guarantee and 100% Accuracy Guarantee. The Refund-O-Meter™ enables users to see their refunds calculated as they complete the process in real-time.

Free support is offered throughout the filing process with access to H&R Block tax experts via phone, chat or email. And to simplify the process, new filers will be able to import data directly from competitors' tax software. The offering is available in both National languages, and DIY tax filers can seamlessly switch between French & English, or from one family member to another.

"With H&R Block Online Tax Software, Canadian DIYers can file their taxes with ease and convenience, while ensuring they get the maximum refund, guaranteed, which can be seen calculated in real-time. And best of all – it is totally free for every Canadian tax filer, with absolutely no exceptions or hidden costs," said Todd McCallum, Vice President, Digital Tax, Business Development, H&R Block. "With over 40% of Canadian tax filers doing their own taxes, this new tax software will evolve the DIY tax filing experience by combining leading edge software innovation with H&R Block's Canadian tax expertise." 

Over 11 million Canadians prepare their own tax returns and that number has been steadily growing over the past few years. Drawing on extensive customer research, combined with 50 years of preparing Canadian tax returns, H&R Block Canada developed this DIY Online Tax Software experience to make the process personalized and intuitive, and for the first time, completely free.

The H&R Block Online Tax Software is available at www.hrblock.ca.

About H&R Block Canada

H&R Block Canada is the leading tax preparation firm in the country, with more than 50 years of Canadian tax return experience. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, the company serves Canadian taxpayers in 1,200 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.

SOURCE H&R Block Canada Inc.

For further information: Miriam Sherkey, Ketchum Public Relations, 416-355-7410, miriam.sherkey@ketchum.com

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