Tax Answers — free app from H&R Block

It's that time of year again — time to give the government its due. And Tax Answers, a free app from H&R Block just released this week, is here to help you. I'm astonished, actually, at what it offers. It's not simply an app with a ton of information and tips. Rather, it connects you to H&R Block tax experts who are available to answer your questions — also free. The app connects you to the Get It Right(SM) Community which is manned by 1,000 H&R Block tax professionals ready to share their expertise. Also, there are thousands of previously answered questions that you can browse by topic. Answers from the experts will be sent directly to you, typically within 24 hours. Additionally, the Tax Answers App includes a tax lingo glossary that explains hundreds of tax-related terms. Other features include a quiz for those wanting to test their tax knowledge and an office locator to provide directions and help you set an appointment with a nearby H&R Block.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.