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Make These Five Moves to Decrease 2012 Tax Liability

H&R Block counsels on benefit of focusing on end-of-year financial decisions as potential tax hikes loom Despite an uncertain tax code future, taxpayers can still lower their tax liability. H&R Block(NYSE: HRB) advises on five strategies taxpayers can use in December to lower their 2012 tax bills. “While many may be focused on talk… Read More

H&R Block’s Net Loss From Continuing Operations Improves 18 Percent; 11 Percent Improvement on Adjusted Basis

H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) today announced financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended Oct. 31, 2012. Due to the seasonality of its U.S. tax business, the company typically reports a second quarter operating loss. Second Quarter 2013 Highlights1 Total revenues grew 6 percent to $137 million due primarily to a strong tax… Read More

H&R Block to Hold Investor Conference Today

H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) will hold its investor conference today in New York City. The company's senior leaders will outline its growth strategies and outlook for fiscal 2013 and beyond. The conference agenda is as follows: 8:15 – 11:00 a.m. EST - Management Presentations • Bill Cobb, President and Chief Executive Officer • Jason… Read More

Looking Ahead: H&R Block Unveils Client-Centric Strategy at Annual Investor Conference

Financial Services, Consistent Service Quality and Global Strategy Hallmarks of 2013 and Beyond At the company's annual investor conference earlier today, Bill Cobb, President and CEO of H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB), laid out his strategic vision for the company and proudly positioned H&R Block as the only tax preparation firm that… Read More

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H&R Block First in Prepaid Card Industry to Provide Mobile Check Cashing, Instant Cash-Back Rewards

Emerald Prepaid Mastercard® launches new online tools, smartphone apps, retailer rewards H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) has announced new consumer benefits providing instant cash rewards from select retailers and instant access to funds via mobile check-to-card loads. The Emerald Prepaid Mastercard®, having been named one of the top 3… Read More

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Smaller Paychecks, Late Filing Await Taxpayers in January

H&R Block advises on issues that could lead to tax sticker shock New Year joy could quickly turn into January sticker shock for taxpayers surprised by smaller paychecks and little chance of getting tax refunds in January. The main two reasons for this are the end of the 2-percent payroll tax holiday that will make paychecks shrink and… Read More

H&R Block to Report Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Results and Hold Investor Conference on December 6

H&R Block Inc. (NYSE : HRB) will report fiscal 2013 second quarter results at 7 a.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 6. At that time, a copy of the earnings press release will be available on the company's investor relations web site at At 8:15 a.m. EST on Dec. 6, the company will hold its investor conference in New… Read More

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Residency Confusion Can Cause Military Personnel to Overpay Taxes

H&R Block advises on Military Spouse Residency Relief Act, state tax obligations Confusion about military spouse residency rules means many military families may be overpaying their state taxes, according to analysis done by The Tax Institute at H&R Block (NYSE: HRB). The institute says understanding eligibility for the Military… Read More

H&R Block Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 20 cents per share, payable Jan. 2, 2013, to shareholders of record as of Dec. 10, 2012. The Jan. 2 payment marks the company's 201st consecutive quarterly dividend. About H&R Block H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is… Read More

H&R Block Partners With Council for Economic Education to Improve Financial Literacy — One Game at a Time

Partnership Combines Curriculum and Online Gaming to Teach Teens Real-World Money Lessons H&R Block Dollars & Sense, which provides personal finance curriculum and scholarships to high schools nationwide, has partnered with the Council for Economic Education (CEE), the leading U.S. organization focused on economic and financial… Read More

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Confusion about Health care and taxes

From the Newsroom: Richard Gartland, senior tax professional with H&R Block, talks about taxes and health care.