Updated January 21, 2015 – Unlike TurboTax and TaxACT, which both offer do-it-yourself free tax filing for military personal and families, H&R Block has teamed up with Military OneSource to offer free tax filing. If you’re eligible, you’ll be able to use the H&R Block tool to complete, print and file your 2014 Federal tax return at no cost. And if you need it, you’ll also get up to three free State returns as well. Here as the full offer details with information on how to qualify.
Your Other Options.
Before you go off and start working on your tax return at Military OneSource, we recommend you cheek and see if you qualify for H&R Block’s Federal free edition. Even if you own a home, give to charity, or have an HSA then you may qualify for this version. What we like about this edition is that you’ll also be able to take advantage of the 5% federal extra bonus offer when you can earn an extra 5% on top of your federal refund if you elect to put part or all of it on a gift card (you have over 40 stores to choose from). Plus, free e-file and in-person audit support is included with the free version, and adding a State return is only $9.99 extra. And like all H&R Block at home versions, you’ll be able to automatically import your W-2 data automatically so less time waisted entering data this year.
Supported Tax forms.
The most common IRS forms are included in the H&R Block Free Edition:
- Form 1040, 1040A, Form 1040EZ for Individual Income Tax Returns.
- Form 1099-DIV, 1099-G, 1099-MISC, 1099-INT, and 1099-R for dividends, interest income, pensions, annuities, and retirement income.
- Form 1098, 1098-E and 1098-T for Mortgage and Student Loan Interests.
- Form 8863 for Education Credits.
- Form 8917 for Tuition and Fees Deduction.
- Schedules A and B.