H&R Block’s 2018 tax software – pick a package that’s right for you

H&R Block’s 2018 tax software makes filing your tax return easy and fast so that you can get back to what’s important. It’s easy:

  1. Choose one of our 2018 tax software packages (BASIC, ASSISTANCE, or PROTECTION).
  2. Sign into your account or create an account, if you’re new to H&R Block’s tax software.
  3. Get started on your 2018 tax return!

How do I know which H&R Block 2018 tax software package is right for me?

Built for Canadians by Canadians, our 2018 tax software has everything you need to get your taxes done right. Backed by our maximum refund and 100% accuracy guarantees*, our 2018 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 - If there is a calculation error in your filed return that is attributable solely to our software, we will reimburse you for any resulting CRA and RQ penalties and interest charges.


BASIC - Everything you need to get your taxes done

Here are some awesome features that are included in our BASIC 2018 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 BASIC software has you covered. You won’t need to upgrade to a paid package to complete any form or schedule.
  • 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 accuracy.
  • Auto-fill my return (AFR)/Téléchargement des données fiscales (TDF) - You can download your slips, RRSP information, carryforward amounts right into your return directly from the government – reducing time and data entry errors.
  • SmartSearch – Previously known as Quick Slip Entry, the SmartSearch feature helps you search and add slips and forms to your return with a simple click. If you’re a returning user, the SmartSearch feature is still on the QUICK SLIP page in the tax software.
  • Get general tax saving suggestions as you prepare your return.
  • Automatic return optimization – we search over 400 credits and deductions for you to fully optimize your return and get more of what’s yours back to you.
  • SmartSwitch – For our new users, welcome to H&R Block! Switching over to our software is as simple as a few clicks! If you used a different tax software last year (like TurboTax, SimpleTax, or UFile), you can import your last year’s PDF return directly into the software.
  • Online Help Centre - If you have questions, we have the answers! Our Online Help Centre has hundreds of useful articles to help you figure out which credits you’re eligible to claim and where to find them in our software. You can also click a NEED HELP or LEARN MORE link in the software to find out more about a specific field or topic.
  • Express NOA – You no longer need to wait for weeks to get your notice of assessment (NOA) from the government! You can now request an Express NOA from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) after you successfully NETFILE your return and see it right there in the software.
  • ReFile - If you already filed your return online but you need to make an adjustment, you can do that in the application with the ReFile functionality; edit/adjust your return and re-file it online with the CRA.
  • Unlimited Technical Support - Need help with a technical issue? Get answers to your questions by phone or chat.

ASSISTANCE - Take the guesswork out of your taxes and file in no time

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 BASIC package with the following advance features and support:

  • Customized tax tips Before you file, review a personalized list of tax tips and rest easy knowing you've claimed everything you're entitled to. 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!
  • Review your T1 General or TP-1 - You asked and we listened! Before you file, you’ll have the chance to review your T1 General and/or TP-1.
  • SmartReview – We’ve combined our Visual tax summary and Year-over-year comparison features into one powerful tool this year - SmartReview.  Get the math behind the numbers with SmartReview. You’ll be able to see and understand how your taxes were calculated while comparing your last year's return to this year.

PROTECTION - Be prepared for anything

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:

  • Priority Phone Support - jump the line when you need help on your return. Our customer-focused Support Team is waiting to field your calls.
  • Audit Protection - If you’re audited by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) or Revenu Québec, you can count on the know-how of one of our tax experts to walk you through the process and help you every step of the way. This includes helping you understand the correspondence you might receive from either agency regarding any reviews or assessments of your return for a full year after you file.
  • 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!

Can I upgrade at any time?

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 BASIC 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 2018 tax software. For more information, refer to our refund policy.

I need a detailed review of my return

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’re so confident you’ll like our software, we give you a 100% satisfaction guarantee!

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 2018 return, you can request a purchase price refund within 7 days of purchase or 7 days from the original release date of the 2018 tax software. For more information, refer to our refund policy.

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