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.
An H&R Block office in New York City.
An H&R Block office in New York City. Bloomberg Photos

“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.”

Jeff Stimpson

Jeff Stimpson is a veteran freelance journalist who previously served as editor of The Practical Accountant.