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Worry-free Audit Support®
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
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.
Worry-Free Audit Support services include:
- 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.