H And R Block H&R Block: File Your Canadian Tax Return Online for Free! File your Canadian Tax Return Online for Free!

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With income tax season upon us, here's another free tax return solution to pass your way, courtesy of H&R Block!

H&R Block is back again this year and offering their online tax planning software for free. There are zero hidden costs and it's available to all provinces and territories in Canada, including Quebec! H&R Block online is a free personal tax solution with unlimited year-round technical support and advice available 24/7. All calculations are guaranteed 100% accurate to help you get a maximum refund. It's a web base service, so there's no software to install. If you used H&R Block online tax software before, you call save time and import your tax return data from last year!

H&R Block online tax software is certified by the CRA and Revenu Quebec which will allow you to file your return electronically via NETFILE. Click here for more details and FAQs.

Thanks to wearysky for sharing this offer with us!

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    • That's if they get nefile certified...been waiting weeks to be able to actually file my return.
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    • slayerwulf wrote:
      Feb 20th, 2015 10:26 am
      That's if they get nefile certified...been waiting weeks to be able to actually file my return.
      I think the odds of H&R Block, of all companies, getting denied their netfile certification are precisely 0%.
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    • will be interesting to compare with simpletax and see which one is better.. i like simpletax so far though.
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    • wearysky wrote:
      Feb 20th, 2015 10:35 am
      I think the odds of H&R Block, of all companies, getting denied their netfile certification are precisely 0%.
      I am aware they will get it eventually the question is when. It's a hassle to have to keep logging in to see if it is certified yet or not.
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    • They probably lost lots of (potential) clients last year when they launched the latest online software release which, at least for me, didn't work when I need it.

      Edit: another thing with these tax return online services is that you need to stick with the same provider if you need previous year data; I do not believe there's a way to save the data like on the desktop versions.
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    • I prefer a desktop version of tax software. I do not like using online proprietary software which forces me to use their program to access my personal data. I use U file for example and I generate a PDF every year and it's great.
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    • selinis wrote:
      Feb 20th, 2015 11:34 am
      They probably lost lots of (potential) clients last year when they launched the latest online software release which, at least for me, didn't work when I need it.

      Edit: another thing with these tax return online services is that you need to stick with the same provider if you need previous year data; I do not believe there's a way to save the data like on the desktop versions.
      I can't recall if H&R Block let me import 2012's data last year, but I know that with whichever company I was using before H&R (Quicktax, maybe?) I could import my previous year's data.

      Having said that, it's not really a huge deal for me, at least, I can pull up last year's assessment from the CRA website any way and that's pretty much all the info I need from last year.
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    • I think last year, it took until Feb 24th till they were certified with netfile. This year I used StudioTax, since it's already certified and free, and I want my return earlier
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    • wearysky wrote:
      Feb 20th, 2015 10:35 am
      I think the odds of H&R Block, of all companies, getting denied their netfile certification are precisely 0%.
      I'd probably say they have a high likely hood, any tax return done by them is looked over more heavily by CRA. They also have the highest audit rate of any tax prep company in Canada
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    • nemesis1877 wrote:
      Feb 20th, 2015 11:52 am
      I think last year, it took until Feb 24th till they were certified with netfile. This year I used StudioTax, since it's already certified and free, and I want my return earlier
      +1. I've used StudioTax for years.

      http://www.studiotax.com/en/
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    • RobertL059 wrote:
      Feb 20th, 2015 11:55 am
      I'd probably say they have a high likely hood, any tax return done by them is looked over more heavily by CRA. They also have the highest audit rate of any tax prep company in Canada
      Tax return done using their software? Or done by the monkeys that work in their offices? Because I wouldn't trust those dummies farther than I could throw them.
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    • Anyone having trouble with logging in? I go to my online site and apparently there is some security question and I can't really remember what my answer is, the weird thing is I put in the answer I think it is it kicks me back to the login screen but if I put some other answer in it tells me it is wrong and keeps me on that page.
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    • RobertL059 wrote:
      Feb 20th, 2015 11:55 am
      I'd probably say they have a high likely hood, any tax return done by them is looked over more heavily by CRA. They also have the highest audit rate of any tax prep company in Canada
      How do you know that?
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    • I just did mine on their site (can't file yet) but can't find anywhere to enter rent or apply for the Trillium Benefit. What am I missing?
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    • I've tried to file my taxes with H&R Block last year and they kept telling me it would be one more week until they got certified. Well that week came and I just got the same response from them. I got tired of waiting and went to the Turbotax site and got it done there. This year seems to be a repeat of last year, so I am done with H&R Block altogether
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    • Cjohnson202 wrote:
      Feb 20th, 2015 4:29 pm
      I just did mine on their site (can't file yet) but can't find anywhere to enter rent or apply for the Trillium Benefit. What am I missing?
      What's the trillium benefit?
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    • ar2020 wrote:
      Feb 21st, 2015 11:10 am
      Page not found?
      Must be an error on your browser's part. It explains about the Trillium Benefit. Basically, the Trillium Benefit is a tax credit from the Ontario Government.

      I pasted and copied from that page:

      Ontario Trillium Benefit
      The Ontario Trillium Benefit helps people pay for energy costs, and provides relief for sales and property tax.

      The Ontario Trillium Benefit combines the following:

      Ontario Sales Tax Credit
      Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit, and
      Northern Ontario Energy Credit.

      Do I qualify?
      You need to be eligible for at least one of the Ontario Sales Tax Credit, Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit, or Northern Ontario Energy Credit to receive the Ontario Trillium Benefit.

      Tax credit calculator: see if you qualify for the Ontario Trillium Benefit and how much you could get.

      How do I get the Ontario Trillium Benefit?
      You need to file your personal income tax and benefit return (return), even if you don't have any income to report:

      Include a completed ON-BEN Application for the Ontario Trillium Benefit and the Ontario Senior Homeowners' Property Tax Grant, which is part of your return
      Based on the information provided when you file your tax return, the Canada Revenue Agency will determine your eligibility and tell you if you are entitled to receive the credit.
      The Canada Revenue Agency issues the Ontario Trillium Benefit payments on behalf of the province.

      You must apply for the Ontario Trillium Benefit every year, as your eligibility can change from year to year because of changes in income, age, where you live and your family status.

      Download the ON-BEN Application form for the Ontario Trillium Benefit and the Ontario Senior Homeowners' Property Tax Grant

      Get your General Income Tax and Benefit package from the Canada Revenue Agency

      When will I receive my money?
      For the 2015 benefit year, if you qualify for:

      more than $360, you will have a choice between monthly payments starting July 2015 or a single payment at the end of the benefit year (i.e., June 2016). You get the same total amount regardless of which option you choose.
      $360 or less, you will receive a single payment in July 2015. If your entitlement is greater than $2 but less than $10, it will be increased to $10.
      $2 or less, you will not receive a payment.
      Filing your return on or before the normal filing deadline of April 30th will ensure you receive your Ontario Trillium Benefit payments on time. If you file late, you will still receive the Ontario Trillium Benefit but your payment(s) may be delayed.
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    • Still haven't found it. Nor have I found a place to even claim the GST/HST credit. I've filed with HRBLOCK every year and had no issues, but I don't want to miss claiming these. Maybe they are claimed for you automatically?
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