Compare H&R Block vs. TaxACT Tax Preparation Software

What’s the difference between H&R Block Tax Software and TaxACT Tax Software? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
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H&R Block Tax Software
9.4 / 10 - Exellent
#1 in Tax Preparation Software
TaxACT Tax Software
9.0 / 10 - Exellent
#3 in Tax Preparation Software
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Key Facts
  • Maximum refund guarantee
  • 100% accuracy guarantee
  • Free in-person audit support
  • 11,000 locations nationwide
  • Pay nothing out of pocket
  • Step by step guidance
  • 100% accuracy guarantee
  • Low State Additional rates
  • Maximum refund guarantee
  • Free tax help and audit support
  • Maximize deductions for donations
  • Free simple and complex tax forms
  • Tax alerts
ConsumersAdvocate.org Ratings
9.4 / 10 - Exellent
10/10
Must Have
10/10
Supported Tax Forms
9/10
Ease of Use
7/10
Plans and Pricing
10/10
Support Services
9.0 / 10 - Exellent
10/10
Must Have
9/10
Supported Tax Forms
8/10
Ease of Use
8/10
Plans and Pricing
9/10
Support Services
Customer Reviews
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9.0 / 10 - Exellent
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Final Verdict

H&R Block Tax Software has a higher overall rating than TaxACT Tax Software. H&R Block scores better than TaxACT across: Supported Tax Forms, Ease of Use, and Support Services. However, TaxACT scores better on Plans and Pricing. Both companies score similarly on Must Have.

Latest Reviews

Amanda Albright
Lyndhurst, New Jersey
9/28/2016
H&R Block has helped me a few years when I needed my taxes done right and in the nick of the time. I sometimes waited to the last minute and even so, they were able to help me without me having to spend a lot of time or money. They were also very thorough about what I could claim, where I could find more money to save and were able to get me the best return for my money. I really appreciate that.