Tax services provider H&R Block has launched a new product to help DIY taxpayers e-file with more convenience.


More Zero offers free filing for federal forms 1040EZ, 1040A and 1040 with Schedule A plus a state return. Filers who can prepare and file federal and state returns for free include:

  • 1040EZ filers who generally file single or married filing jointly and have no dependents;
  • 1040A filers who may have student loan interest, educator expenses or even a tuition and fees deduction; and
  • 1040 Schedule A filers who itemize because of mortgage payments, charitable donations or medical expenses.

To file with More Zero, users can take a picture of their W-2 with a smartphone and import information from the image. They can also import last year’s return — as well as any new information — whether it was prepared online or on paper using the drag and drop feature.

“H&R Block More Zero gives more taxpayers than ever a free federal and state filing option – even if they itemize their deductions,” said Heather Watts, H&R Block vice president and general manager of digital products, in a statement.

Also new this year, all H&R Block Online products allow the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to be claimed without any additional costs.

Ranica Arrowsmith

Technology editor for Accounting Today.