H&R Block Worry-Free Audit Support
HR Block Software
H&R Block Software has added Worry-Free Audit Support from H&R Block, to their tax software efile programs. Now if you get audited, an H&R Block representative will guide you through your dealings with the IRS, and if needed, even represent you. Though feature becomes priceless in the event of an audit.
Who is eligible for Worry-Free Audit Support?
If you purchase any of the following products - you are eligible to use Worry-Free Audit Support (also referred to as The Program).
- Federal Tax Return Paid Product. The Program is available for individual federal income tax returns if the user purchased and used H&R Block’s Software.
- H&R Block’s online programs or H&R Block Software programs (collectively “Block Products” and individually “Block Product”) if your federal income tax return was e-filed through HR Block Products and accepted by the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS").
- Free Software Product. The Program is available for individual federal income tax returns If - HR Block supplied the product, and the user used the Software in accordance with the terms of the license agreement for individual federal income tax returns, including being e-filed through such Software and accepted by the IRS.
Worry-free Audit Support from H&R Block Digital Tax Solutions, LLC ("Block") is available only to customers that meet the requirements set forth in the section above, and does not provide for reimbursement of any penalties or interest imposed by taxing authorities. The Program is separate from, and in addition to H&R Block’s Accurate Calculations Guarantee which pays penalty and interest resulting from an error in HR Block program calculations.
It's available for individual state income tax returns when the user purchased and used the state version of a HR Block Product, and their individual state income tax return was e-filed using a H&R Block Product accepted by the state taxing authority - as long as the user purchased and used a Block Product to e-file their individual federal income tax return in the current year and it was accepted by the IRS.
It's also available for individual state income tax returns even if the user did not pay a fee for the Software - If: H&R Block provided the the product to the user at no charge, and the Software was used in accordance with the terms of the license agreement, then e-filed with the software and accepted by the state taxing authority. Note: the user must have purchased and used the Software to e-file their individual federal income tax return and the federal return must have been accepted by the IRS.
- IRS Correspondence Management. Receive guidance on how to handle communication initiated by the IRS or state taxing authority.
- Audit Preparation. Receive information regarding IRS or state taxing authority audits, including what to expect, how to prepare for one and the option of requesting Audit Representation.
- Audit Representation. If your audited, you may request that a qualified H&R Block Enrolled Agent (not an attorney) represent you before the tax authority if the authority questions any accuracy of your return.
Before H&R Block will represent you, you must:
- Notify H&R Block of any government notice regarding your taxes within 60 days from the date of such notice
- Promptly provide H&R Block copies of any notices, and other documents relevant to the inquiry
- Execute a Power of Attorney, allowing an H&R Block Enrolled Agent to represent you before the tax authority
- Provide H&R Block with reasonable notice of an audit and allow an H&R Block Enrolled Agent to attend as your representative with Power of Attorney
- Provide H&R Block with your Worry-free Audit Support confirmation receipt as proof of your eligibility for the Program.
Note: H&R Block may provide an Enrolled Agent to represent you in an audit, but Enrolled Agents do not provide legal representation. H&R Block does not prepare amended returns under the Program.
I received an inquiry from a tax authority. What should I do?
Call within 60 days after the date of the inquiry from a taxing authority and provide any relevant documentation.