H&R Block Submits Recommendation to HHS, Extend Open Enrollment to April 30

By Mark Ciaramitaro Vice President, Health Enrollment Services at H&R Block Health and Human Services (HHS) has indicated that the open enrollment period for those wishing to obtain health care insurance on the state or federal marketplaces will be Nov. 15, 2014 through Feb. 15, 2015. H&R Block recently sent a letter to HHS Secretary… Read More


Tax Tips Tuesday: Buying a house can make taxpayers more at home with itemized deductions

By The Tax Institute at H&R Block A conservative estimate of how much it will cost to maintain a house is that a typical homeowner will spend 1 percent of the purchase price every year on maintenance. One way to help balance those costs is for homeowners to take advantage of all the tax breaks they qualify to claim. Here are three tax… Read More


Tax Tips Tuesday: Summer means it is time for a midyear checkup

By The Tax Institute At H&R Block Summer is a popular time for many major life changes – births, weddings, graduations and relocations – and they all can change taxpayers’ eligibility for tax credits and deductions. For this reason and because July is right in the middle of the calendar, July is a great time to review the past six… Read More


H&R Block backs IRS announcement of voluntary certification for tax preparers

From Kathy Pickering Executive Director, The Tax Institute at H&R Block Today, the commissioner of the IRS announced plans to implement a voluntary certification process for the nation’s tax preparation industry for tax season 2015. H&R Block has long supported efforts to elevate the standards in the tax preparation industry in… Read More


The Repeal of DOMA – 1 year later

Same-sex couples still face serious tax challenges navigating a patchwork of state tax laws Since the June 26th Supreme Court decision that struck down certain provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act, the past year has been one of change. This ruling opened the door for government agencies, like the Internal Revenue Service, to recognize… Read More


Tax Tips Tuesday: Address Your Tax Situation After Divorce

By Lynn Ebel The Tax Institute At H&R Block Sometimes the biggest changes to your tax return from one year to the next isn’t a result of an act of Congress changing the tax laws but is a change in your life, such as a marital status change. Filing Status If the divorce is final Your federal filing status depends on your marital… Read More


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Tax Tips Tuesday: Wedding Costs are Fleeting, Marital Finances are Forever

By The Tax Institute At H&R Block While many soon-to-be married couples focus on wedding costs going up, marital finances often take a backseat. After the wedding, many financial decisions will still need to be made – including which status to use when filing tax returns. Which status they select could make a big difference in their tax… Read More


H&R Block U.S. Expat Tax Services – How can I use it?

By Roland Sabates U.S. Expat Tax Services If you haven’t filed U.S. taxes while living abroad, it can be a daunting process to begin. There are new considerations. For example, should you claim the foreign earned income exclusion or the foreign tax credit? Sometimes the best thing is to just TALK with someone about all of this (oh, we do… Read More


H&R Block Announces Fiscal 2014 Results

Total revenues increased $118 million, or 4%, to $3.024 billion 1 EBITDA increased 8% to $940 million, or 31% of revenues 2 Non-GAAP adjusted earnings per share3 from continuing operations up 5% to $1.67 H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, today announced its financial results for the… Read More


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Tax Tips Tuesday: Estimated tax payments due June 16 for self-employed taxpayers

By The Tax Institute At H&R Block Poor financial management is among the top causes of small businesses closing within five years of opening; not knowing what’s due, to what organization and when can kill a small business. In addition to the annual tax return ritual, the self-employed must make quarterly estimated tax payments. The next… 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.