Did you know that about 25% of military members use H&R Block to file their taxes? That means the only tax prep software that’s more popular is TurboTax, which also has a special edition for the military & USAA.
HR Block specializes in accommodating the needs of military members and veterans, ensuring that you get all the deductions and maximum refund you deserve. They also have an on-site resource center here to help with the most common military-related tax questions.
While H&R Block does not have a specific “military edition,” but they do offer members of the military several ways to several ways to file taxes for free or at a discount with H&R Block. Here’s how:
1. Use the H&R Block Free Edition
While H&R Block doesn’t advertise a free “military” version, many members of the U.S. Military qualify for the H&R Block Free Edition.
However, there are a few qualifications such as a maximum income. To see if you qualify, click below.
2. File Free w/ Military OneSource MilTax
Military OneSource MilTax is a suite of free tax services and software provided by the U.S. Department of Defense for military branches including the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.
OneSource provides its own free tax preparation and e-filing software designed specifically for the needs of active-duty military members.
Learn more about free tax prep with OneSource here.
3. H&R Block Veteran, USAA Discount:
Military veterans, USAA members, and some Reservists may find that they can’t file free with H&R Block using the options above. If that’s the case, you can file online or download with a discount towards their Deluxe, Premier, or Self-Employed Editions.
In fact, you’ll be asked early on in the process whether you are in the military so that they can focus on military-related questions about expenses, combat pay, and state residency.
HR Block covers military-related details that lesser brands of tax prep software may miss, like the Military Spouse Residency Relief Act. (MSRAA)
Do you prefer to download their software, or do your taxes online?
Thank You for Your Service!
H&R Block specializes in tax prep for military members. While there is no specific, separate edition of HR Block software for military members, their regular software is designed to meet the needs of active-duty military members and Veterans.
You’re out there risking your life for our freedom, and what do we give back? A discount on H&R Block tax software. (Eh hem!?) That doesn’t seem like a fair trade, because it’s not. So, we’ll just end by saying thank you!