H&R Block’s 2021 tax software makes filing your tax return easy and fast so that you can get back to what’s important. It’s easy:
- Choose one of our 2021 tax software packages (FREE, ASSISTANCE, or PROTECTION).
- Sign into your account or create an account, if you’re new to H&R Block’s tax software.
- Get started on your 2021 tax return!
Built for Canadians by Canadians, our 2021 tax software has everything you need to get your taxes done right. Backed by our maximum refund and 100% accuracy guarantees*, our 2021 tax software covers simple and complex tax situations, is safe, secure, and encrypted, and provides personalized step-by-step guidance. Regardless of which package you choose, you’ll be able to NETFILE your return as soon as the service opens for the year.
- Maximum refund guarantee - If you find another tax software preparation method that results in a larger refund (or smaller liability) than that calculated by the H&R Block online tax software, we will reimburse you the purchase price of that other method. See the End User License Agreement for full terms and conditions.
- 100% accuracy guarantee - Our tax team knows their numbers. We guarantee 100% accurate calculations. If you pay a penalty because of an error attributable solely to our software, we’ll reimburse you for any resulting CRA and Revenu Québec penalties and interest charges.
Here are some awesome features that are included in our FREE 2021 tax software:
- Handles simple and complex tax scenarios – Regardless
of whether you need to file a simple return with just a
T4 slip or have a complex return with self-employment
income, investments, and/or rental income, our FREE software has you
covered. You won’t need to upgrade to a paid package to complete any
form or schedule.
- Auto-fill my return and other government services – Get access to all tax-related online services offered by the CRA and Revenu Québec. Download your slips right into your return with Auto-fill my return (AFR) and Téléchargement des données fiscales (TDF). File your return online with NETFILE and, if needed, use ReFILE to adjust and refile it. View your CRA notice of assessment right in the software with express NOA (eNOA).
- Smart Search – Previously known as
Quick Slip Entry, the Smart Search feature helps you
search and add slips and forms to your return with a simple click. If
you’re a returning user, the Smart Search feature is still under the
QUICK ENTRY tab in the tax software.
Get general tax saving tips throughout the software as you prepare your
- Automatic return optimization – We automatically search over 400 slips, forms, credits, and deductions to fully optimize your return. Take control over your return as you decide which credits to apply, and where.
- Québec optimizations – If you’re a resident of Québec, you can enter your data once while preparing your Revenu Québec and CRA returns at the same time.
- Our expertise at your fingertips – If you have questions, we have
the answers! Get access to hundreds of articles in our Online Help Centre. Written with you in mind, our articles help you figure out which credits you’re eligible for and where to find them in our software.
Our ASSISTANCE package helps you file your return quickly while giving you the confidence that you’re getting the best result. The ASSISTANCE package combines everything in our FREE package with the following advance features and support:
- Jump start my return – Especially for our returning
users - welcome back! With this feature, you can transfer your last year's
tax details directly into this year's return - saving you time and improving
- Tax saving suggestions just for you – Get over 50 years of tax experience designed and delivered directly to you, in your return. Review personalized tax saving suggestions, throughout the software, to help you get a better refund or pay less tax. If you decide to apply the tax tips we’ve identified for you, we’ll even direct you to the page in our software, so you won’t have to go hunting for it. It's the next best thing to sitting down with a tax expert!
- 2020 to 2021 comparison – With this feature, returning users can see what’s changed from last year’s return to this year. Don’t just do your taxes, understand them with a line-by-line comparison.
- SmartReview – Get a detailed, visual breakdown of exactly how your return was calculated.
- Review your T1 General or TP-1 in detail - You asked and we listened! Before you file,
you’ll have the chance to review your T1 General and/or TP-1.
- Unlimited technical support - Need help with a technical issue? Talk to our technical support team as many times as you need, by phone or chat
If you need extra confidence that you filed your return right, our PROTECTION product gives all the features of our ASSISTANCE product along with the following additional support:
- Unlimited priority phone support– Jump to the front of our technical support phone line with a dedicated number, just for you.
- Audit Protection -
Trust the experience of our tax experts to help you deal with any correspondence between you and the Canada Revenu Agency or Revenu Québec. Don’t worry, we’ll be with you every step of the way!
- Digital return storage - We’ll store a digital copy of your return on our secure server for up to 7 years. If ever you need to access information from your return, you’ll always know where to find it. Imagine – never having to go searching through a file cabinet for your return ever again!
- Self-employed tax toolkit - Are you self-employed? We’ve simplified the process of filing your statement of business and professional activities. Add information from your tax slips directly into your return and take advantage of new expense calculators to get the most accurate deductions for your work expenses.
Yes! We want you to be happy with your purchase, and to have what you need to file your return stress-free. You can upgrade your account from FREE to ASSISTANCE or PROTECTION at any point as you prepare your return(s). And if you are not 100% satisfied with the package you have purchased, and you haven’t already NETFILED your return, you can request a purchase price refund within 7 days of purchase or 7 days from the first release date of the 2021 tax software. For more information, refer to our refund policy.
Have a question while preparing your return? With Ask a Tax Expert, you can connect with one of our Tax Experts to ask any tax questions you might have. Talk to a Tax Expert as many times as you want while working on your return – no appointment necessary!
You can always add an Expert Review to any of our three products. With Expert Review, one of our tax experts will review your return with you over the phone, before you file. Not only will the tax expert review your return in detail and answer all your questions but they’ll help you optimize your credits and deductions, so you get the most out of your return.
We take pride in our tax software, and we hope you’ll enjoy using it as much as we enjoyed building it for you. But if you are not 100% satisfied with it, and you haven’t already NETFILED filed your 2021 return, you can request a purchase price refund within 7 days of purchase or 7 days from the original release date of the 2021 tax software. For more information, refer to our refund policy.