TurboTax vs H&R Block

Jenna Vasquez
Jenna Vasquez | Contributor

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.

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#1 TurboTax
7.4 Overall Score
4.5
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(840)
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#2 H&R Block
6.7 Overall Score
3.6
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(527)

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
7.4 of 10
Review Score
4.5
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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

6.7 of 10
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3.5
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3.7
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3.7
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6.4 of 10

Reviews

TurboTax

Number of Reviews
840
Review Breakdown
4.5
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1 star
3%
2 star
2%
3 star
6%
4 star
25%
5 star
63%

H&R Block

527
3.6
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1 star
22%
2 star
4%
3 star
9%
4 star
21%
5 star
44%

Reviews for TurboTax

Helpful Favorable Review

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September 10th, 2022

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I love TurboTax. Their services are very affordable, and help you get the best experience out of doing your taxes. I will always encourage my family and friends to file through TurboTax. Customer service is the absolute best!

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Thawkes2017

October 18th, 2022

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I thought for the longest that doing my own taxes was the best thing to do. That was until I was part of the Turbo Tax settlement because they had been overcharging me. Otherwise the process was simple.

Reviews for H&R Block

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Who Knows

November 12th, 2022

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H&R Block is a good choice for tax preparation. The employees ate always very helpful, and they give you a sense of comfort while there. H&R Block always goes above and beyond to assure you get every tax credit that you deserve. Absolutely recommend!

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Sam Seeger

March 27th, 2022

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I have been using H&R Block for many years now. I've not had a problem with their online service but this year, unlike years in the past, I opted for the optional product of a professional review. Terrible choice. My review is now locked while the reviewer "reviews" it. It has been re-assigned once. They are not only not doing anything with it they aren't communicating with me. I called the main number today and they told me they could reverse it but if they do then it erases every thing I spent hours putting in my self. Avoid the paid reviewer option with H&R block.

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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