TurboTax vs H&R Block

McCall Martin
McCall Martin | Senior Editor

Both H&R Block and TurboTax are solid solutions to help individuals and businesses prepare for tax season. H&R Block has been in business for 66 years and TurboTax has been in business for 28 years, so both are very seasoned professionals.

TurboTax logo
#1 TurboTax
7.6 Overall Score
4.6
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(919)
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#5 H&R Block
5.3 Overall Score
4.3
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(581)

Overview

TurboTax

Accreditations

None

Available on Staff

CPAs

Available Features

Federal Filing, State Filing

Time in Business

Undisclosed

H&R Block

None

CPAs

Federal Filing, State Filing

Undisclosed

Ratings

TurboTax

Overall Score
7.6 of 10
Review Score
4.6
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Value for Money
4.3
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Quality of Product or Service
4.5
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Company Trustworthiness
4.5
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Likely to Recommend
8.5 of 10

H&R Block

5.3 of 10
4.3
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6.5 of 10

Reviews

TurboTax

Number of Reviews
919
Review Breakdown
4.6
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1 star
3%
2 star
2%
3 star
7%
4 star
25%
5 star
64%

H&R Block

581
4.3
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20%
2 star
4%
3 star
9%
4 star
22%
5 star
45%

Reviews for TurboTax

Helpful Favorable Review

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Stephanie Bloniarz

March 22nd, 2024

We have used Turbo Tax for many years, to prepare our families tax returns. It is easy to use, and appreciate how easy it is to have a question answered if we get stuck. It's reliable and affordable! Highly recommend! A+++

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BBQ Boy!

April 5th, 2023

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I've been using TurboTax for the last 9yrs and this will be my last. TurboTax has been charging for the preparation and monitoring. Last couple of years I've been audited when TurboTax said I was good and everything was clear. I paid for services that lied to me. When I needed help this year, I couldn't find the questions to it. I would had to pay more money for help then additional for self employment. One good thing TurboTax has is the import taxes from the previous year. But this year they imported some information that I wasn't aware of and didn't know how to complete.

Reviews for H&R Block

Helpful Favorable Review

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Phill

March 8th, 2024

I usually go between H&R Block and another tax company for ease of use and how "free" the free tax service is. H&R Block is really good about getting your taxes done quickly and simply using their online portals. Its very fast and very thorough and you also have the ability to talk to a tax preparer through their online messaging service.

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Donna

October 30th, 2023

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Edited November 14th, 2023

This service is not worth paying for. you do all the work by bringing them everything and they put it in a computer. they offered no help on how to save money or advise for next tax year. you are better off buying turbo tax.

The Final Word

H&R Block puts direct links into online forms, giving clients insights into their questions during the application process. In addition, clients are walked through the online tax preparation filing process and are provided with several guarantees to provide peace of mind. 

TurboTax’s biggest advantage is the automatic deduction recommendation in its software system. This can make a big difference in what your tax returns look like, making TurboTax our recommendation between the two.  

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