H&R Block’s new Self-Employed product integrates Stride’s tax app, talks business, delivers value and expertise
KANSAS CITY, Mo.,
“In addition to other enhancements to H&R Block’s tax season 2018 products, we are excited to introduce a new product to address the ever-growing needs of self-employed taxpayers,” said Heather Watts, senior vice president and general manager of digital at H&R Block. “We're also partnering with Stride, the leading provider of software and services for self-employed individuals, giving our clients the ability to easily track expenses and lower their tax bill.”
H&R Block’s online Self-Employed product makes personalized recommendations, and asks questions about different types of income, startup costs and expenses. It is specifically designed for self-employed workers and small business owners who file Schedule C; Schedule C-EZ for filers with simple earnings and expenses is included in the Premium online product. These are among the tax/financial situations for which Self-Employed clients will find support:
“The H&R Block/Stride partnership will enable self-employed clients who use Stride and H&R Block to easily track and import their expenses into the H&R Block Online DIY tax products, making claiming them as tax deductions seamless,” Watts said.
Stride Tax automates mileage tracking and helps clients discover tax deductions unique to their profession. Stride Tax will integrate into H&R Block Self-Employed to make the filing process even easier and helps insure users don’t miss any potential deductions they are entitled to.
“Stride is on a mission to help people who work for themselves be more productive and successful,” said Noah Lang, co-founder and CEO of
H&R Block Online DIY products include the capability to import W-2s by taking a picture with a smartphone or tablet, and with “drag and drop” it is easier than ever to import a prior year tax return done by any tax preparer, and many other tax-related documents. Additionally, online DIY taxpayers can easily move from one device to another while preparing their return and pick up where they left off. Robust self-help features, and technical and tax support via chat can help H&R Block DIY clients feel confident as they prepare their tax return.
All H&R Block Online DIY products come with maximum refund and 100 percent accuracy guarantees. Taxpayers may visit https://www.hrblock.com/online-tax-filing/ to access H&R Block Online DIY products.
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Source: HRB Tax Group, Inc.