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These 7 Tax Deductions Can Save You Over $12,000
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Apr
2017
www.menshealth.com
Color of Money Live: Tax Time
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Apr
2017
twitter.com
How did I get here? Bill Cobb
06
Apr
2017
www.bloomberg.com
Need a Tax Extension? 5 Things You Should Know
04
Apr
2017
www.thefiscaltimes.com
H&R Block partners with Uber to offer drivers discounts
24
Mar
2017
www.accountingtoday.com
Online Tax Preparation Review: H&R Block, TurboTax, TaxAct
If using your smartphone for any portion of your tax preparation is important to you, H&R Block's service may be the best choice.
22
Mar
2017
www.consumerreports.org
H&R Block, TaxAct, TaxSlayer, and TurboTax: Which tax program is right for you?
If you’ve previously used H&R Block, what you’ll find with the new version is that the interface continues to be refined. 2016’s interview process is easy to follow and information on the page is concise and clearly organized.
17
Mar
2017
www.macworld.com
Avoid These 5 Common Tax-Filing Errors
16
Mar
2017
money.usnews.com
Tips for the Tax Day from H&R Block
14
Mar
2017
www.wfaa.com
Last-minute tax tips
10
Mar
2017
www.9news.com
Tax Advice from H&R Block
09
Mar
2017
twincitieslive.com
Who's leaving $1 billion on the table?
08
Mar
2017
www.freep.com
H&R Block More Zero 2017 (Tax Year 2016)
H&R Block More Zero is our Editors' Choice, in part because of its support for the Schedule A. It also has consistent navigation tools and well-executed, varied guidance throughout. It has a solid, businesslike, cohesive feel that the others don't, and which can serve to allay fears about doing your taxes on something as small as a smartphone.
07
Mar
2017
www.pcmag.com
Tax time help
07
Mar
2017
myfox28columbus.com
3 Ways to Maximize Your Tax Refund
02
Mar
2017
money.usnews.com
A Famous Robot Wants to Ease Your Tax Pain
27
Feb
2017
www.bloomberg.com
H & R Block: Tax information and tips for filers
24
Feb
2017
www.tv20detroit.com
H&R Block turns to A.I. to tackle your tax return
23
Feb
2017
www.computerworld.com
Tax Help for the Self-Employed
Like most other tax programs for the self-employed, H&R Block Premium lets you import data you used previously with other programs, specifically TurboTax and Quicken. Experts at FitSmallBusiness especially recommend this software for nonprofit business owners. Unlike many of its competitors, this program includes Form 990, a necessary document for nonprofit tax reporting.
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Feb
2017
www.nextavenue.org
H & R Block
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Feb
2017
www.kmov.com
Talk of Alabama 02/22/17 H&R Block
22
Feb
2017
abc3340.com
A Review of H&R Block’s 2017 Tax Preparation Software (Tax Year 2016)
H&R Block still offers a trimmed-down, less-expensive tax filing option online. However, this year it did expand its More Zero option to include itemized deductions. H&R Block’s list of supported tax forms for the Free edition is surprisingly robust. It includes not only your basic 1040 forms, but also mortgage and student loan interest forms, tuition payment forms, and interest income. So, who can file taxes for free with More Zero? A lot of people, it turns out! H&R Block estimates that six in 10 taxpayers will be eligible for More Zero this year.
21
Feb
2017
www.doughroller.net
The best tax tips for freelancers
21
Feb
2017
www.cnbc.com
The Best Free Tax Software in 2017
A big name in the tax industry, H&R Block is also pretty big when it comes to savings. With a layout that is extremely user friendly, people can feel like tax experts by time they have finished their first years filings. In terms of cost, there are plenty of savings to be had. Around 6 in 10 people who file with H&R Block will be able to do so for free, with both state and federal tax filings. This also includes Schedule A itemized deductions, which includes medical expenses, charitable donations, losses due to theft and job expenses. As if this could be any better, you can import your W-2 via a smartphone picture, and import last years tax data from nearly anywhere for free, making H&R Block a solid choice for those looking for free tax software.
18
Feb
2017
gazettereview.com
Tax Software: The Basics Work, but Peace of Mind Costs Extra
I found Block’s explanations the clearest; that’s where Block’s long history in the tax-return preparation business — it also runs a chain of about 12,000 retail outlets — shines through. The guidance prompted me to include legal expenses I’d incurred to incorporate in 2016. I’d neglected to log those into TurboTax.
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Feb
2017
www.nytimes.com
Take the Stress Out of Tax Season
17
Feb
2017
www.tmj4.com
7 Common Tax Mistakes That Could Cost You Thousands
17
Feb
2017
www.thefiscaltimes.com
Guide to 7 Top Tax Software Programs, 2017
If you itemize but your deductions are limited to mortgage interest, charitable contributions and/or medical expenses, you can use H&R Block More Zero, which allows you to file a federal and state tax return free.
16
Feb
2017
www.kiplinger.com
H&R Block
15
Feb
2017
www.cbs46.com
What To Know Before Filing Your Taxes
15
Feb
2017
www.kshb.com
GDM: H&R Block
14
Feb
2017
myfox28columbus.com
Tax Options with H&R Block
13
Feb
2017
www.firstcoastnews.com
Avoid Tax Mistakes
10
Feb
2017
www.fox4now.com
Overcome The Fear Of Filing Taxes
10
Feb
2017
www.kgun9.com
H&R Block vs. TurboTax vs. Jackson Hewitt
H&R Block is known for having tax offices within driving distance of most Americans. The company’s new free option, More Zero, now offers support for 1040 Schedule A returns, as well as simple returns that require only a 1040EZ or 1040A. Filing a state return with the free option is free and support for the Earned Income Tax Credit is free.
08
Feb
2017
www.investopedia.com
Seven reasons to start your taxes early
08
Feb
2017
www.fidelity.com
Block applies IBM’s Watson to tax prep
03
Feb
2017
www.accountingtoday.com
This is how much it will cost you to do your own taxes
03
Feb
2017
www.washingtonpost.com
H&R Block Premium 2017 (Tax Year 2016)
H&R Block Premium is a highly capable tax preparation service with strong help content and a well-designed interface. PROS: Clean user interface, easy navigation. Comprehensive coverage of tax topics. Refund Reveal. Easy data import options.
03
Feb
2017
www.pcmag.com
IBM’s Watson Simplifies Tax Season
02
Feb
2017
www.geek.com
IBM Watson wants to do your tax returns
02
Feb
2017
www.networkworld.com
IBM Watson wants to do your tax returns
02
Feb
2017
www.networkworld.com
H&R Block: Cramer's Top Takeaways
02
Feb
2017
www.thestreet.com
Can Watson uncover tax savings?
02
Feb
2017
www.enterprisetimes.co.uk
Can Watson uncover tax savings?
02
Feb
2017
www.enterprisetimes.co.uk
H&R BLOCK ADDS IBM'S WATSON TO ITS TAX TEAM
01
Feb
2017
staging.hosted.ap.org
IBM's Watson will help you file your taxes
01
Feb
2017
www.engadget.com
IBM's Watson will help you file your taxes
01
Feb
2017
www.engadget.com
7 Reasons to Do Your Taxes Right Now
01
Feb
2017
www.thefiscaltimes.com
Checklist For Tax Identity Security
31
Jan
2017
parsippanyfocus.com
Maximize Your Tax Refund by Choosing the Right Tax-Filing Tool
As a longtime customer, I’d say the biggest reason for choosing [H&R Block] is the help and support behind the product. Not only is good support included within the product, but — unlike most online tax tools — H&R Block Online users can ask for help online, on the phone or even go into a physical H&R Block office and talk to a tax professional.
30
Jan
2017
finance.yahoo.com
H&R Block, United Way beef up MyFreeTaxes security
30
Jan
2017
www.accountingtoday.com
H&R Block, United Way beef up MyFreeTaxes security
30
Jan
2017
www.accountingtoday.com
6 Easy Ways To Boost Your Home’s Resale Value
30
Jan
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
2017 Tax Tips for Homeowners
25
Jan
2017
www.myunison.com
How to find the cheapest tax prep software that’s right for you
H&R Block’s 2017 strategy is “more zero.” TurboTax and TaxAct will file basic tax returns—the 1040EZ and 1040A forms—for free. Online, H&R Block is matching that while also filing some regular 1040 forms free of charge, including those for homeowners with home mortgage interest deductions and real estate taxes.
24
Jan
2017
www.bloomberg.com
The Ultimate Guide to Filing Your Taxes for Free
Users can import their tax returns from any competing software, directly upload tax documents and prepare and file their returns using any device. Help is available through H&R Block’s online help center.
24
Jan
2017
www.stltoday.com
January Tax-Preparation Tips for Early Birds
24
Jan
2017
money.usnews.com
January Tax-Preparation Tips for Early Birds
24
Jan
2017
money.usnews.com
The Best Online Tax Preparation Software for 2017
One of the most recognized companies in accounting, H&R Block shines when it comes to customer service. H&R Block online software features a straightforward, intuitive interface that enters data directly onto the tax form based on users' answers to simple questions. But H&R Block sets itself apart from its competitors with its unlimited live professional tax advice and free audit support.
23
Jan
2017
money.usnews.com
H&R Block Online Tax Prep Reader Giveaway!
I have used H&R Block’s online products the past couple of years and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. I particularly like their Refund Reveal tool, which explains the changes in your refund amount when you make changes while prepping your return. Education is an important component to filing your taxes DIY.
23
Jan
2017
20somethingfinance.com
Best Tax Software for the Money: H&R Block
H&R Block "drag and drop" feature lets you import a previous year's tax return no matter how it was prepared so you can easily transfer over your data and get a huge jumpstart on this year's return.
22
Jan
2017
www.creditdonkey.com
6 Red Flags That Might Get You Audited by the IRS
19
Jan
2017
www.thefiscaltimes.com
Free Online Tax Prep: A How-To Guide
17
Jan
2017
www.thestreet.com
H&R Block boosts Web site features for DIYers
17
Jan
2017
www.accountingtoday.com
Free Online Tax Prep: A How-To Guide
H&R Block More Zero doesn't even have an income restriction and lets you itemize for free.
17
Jan
2017
www.thestreet.com
Slade column: Tips to start prepping for tax prep
H&R Block More Zero — Also free to prepare and file federal and state returns, but includes people who itemize deductions (that's the "more" part). No stated income limit.
15
Jan
2017
www.postandcourier.com
H&R Block launches app for the shared economy
13
Jan
2017
www.accountingtoday.com
How to Get Ready for E-Filing Opening Day
12
Jan
2017
www.thestreet.com
H&R Block offers refund advance, free 1040EZs
10
Jan
2017
www.accountingtoday.com
H&R Block debuts tax tool More Zero
09
Jan
2017
www.accountingtoday.com
How to Save Your Tax Refund for Retirement
09
Jan
2017
money.usnews.com
How Moving to a New Home Affects Your Taxes
06
Jan
2017
realestate.usnews.com
IRS beefs up security for tax season launch
05
Jan
2017
www.accountingtoday.com
How to Claim the Retirement Saver’s Credit
03
Jan
2017
money.usnews.com
Best Tax Software for Nonprofit Organizations: H&R Block
We chose H&R Block as the best tax software for nonprofit organizations because you can file your nonprofit tax return with the Premium & Business version of H&R Block. In addition, H&R Block also allows you to create payroll tax returns if you need to.
02
Jan
2017
fitsmallbusiness.com
H&R BLOCK REVIEW 2016 – BEST VALUE TO PRICE RATIO
Are you looking for an elegant solution to your complex tax filing needs? H&R Block may be the perfect solution for you. H&R Block offers more help, better knowledge articles, and more import features than their less expensive counterparts.
29
Dec
2016
thecollegeinvestor.com
13 Last-Minute Tips to Lower Your 2016 Taxes
16
Dec
2016
www.thefiscaltimes.com
TurboTax vs H&R Block: How 2 of the most popular tax-filing programs stack up
The "More Zero" package offers free filing for 1040EZ, 1040A or 1040 with Schedule A (itemized deductions). Helpful feature: more than 12,000 locations with free face-to-face filing and guidance.
02
Dec
2016
www.businessinsider.com
Best Tax Software for Very Small Businesses: H&R Block
Of all the online tax software products we reviewed, H&R Block was among the easiest to learn and use. Ease of use is essential for busy entrepreneurs, so H&R Block scored big points with its simplicity.
02
Dec
2016
www.businessnewsdaily.com
7 Ways You Can File Your Taxes Free
In an audacious move to attract new online customers, H&R Block has significantly expanded eligibility for its free online program. Taxpayers who deduct mortgage interest, charitable contributions and/or medical expenses on Schedule A of Form 1040 can file a federal and state tax return free. Block estimates that 87 million taxpayers will be eligible to use the new product.
02
Dec
2016
www.kiplinger.com
6 End-of-Year Tax Moves to Make Now
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Nov
2016
money.usnews.com
N@N: Henry Bloch and Tom Bloch
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Nov
2016
www.kshb.com
Roeland Park police officers stop drivers to hand out CPR Kits
However, if CPR is performed, the chance of survival could double or triple. That’s why the Roeland Park Police Department is teaming up with H&R Block and the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign to do a CPR Community Blitz.
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Nov
2016
www.kshb.com
Last-Minute Tax Extension Filing Tips
11
Oct
2016
www.thestreet.com
Block Offers Free ITIN Renewals
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Sep
2016
www.accountingtoday.com
Best Place to Have Your Taxes Done
H&R Block is the number 1 best place to get your taxes done.
24
Jun
2016
magicvalley.com
F-M student's financial finesse earns her $20K
29
May
2016
www.publicopiniononline.com
Warning: Retirement can be taxing for US expats
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May
2016
www.internationalinvestment.net
Leading Franchise Opportunities Awards Granted by 10 Best Franchise for May 2016
The top-ranked company, H&R Block, is a leading franchise based in Kansas City, Missouri. The brand focuses on tax filing, tax planning and various other financial services. Many people turn to H&R Block every year if they do not want to prepare their own taxes or have complex tax problems that they need a professional to handle.
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May
2016
www.prweb.com
Rewarded for their smarts
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May
2016
www.goldenstatenewspapers.com
Why You Should Think About Your 2016 Income Tax Now
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May
2016
www.consumerreports.org
Central student gets $20K scholarship
10
May
2016
www.ydr.com
SCFCS Students Win H&R Block Honor
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Apr
2016
www.srqmagazine.com
Which Tax Form is Right for You
15
Apr
2016
abc7news.com
How Dining Out Could Save You Money On Your Taxes
15
Apr
2016
www.foodrepublic.com
Last-Minute Tax Moves You Need to Know
13
Apr
2016
www.aarp.org
Tax Tips If You Made Money Through Airbnb
08
Mar
2016
www.consumerreports.org
US pensions taxation expats’ ‘No.1 concern’
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Feb
2016
www.internationalinvestment.net
US pensions taxation expats’ ‘No.1 concern’
18
Feb
2016
www.internationalinvestment.net
10 Financial Perks of Growing Older
08
Feb
2016
money.usnews.com
First North Louisiana winners in national contest
H&R Block named its first winners from North Louisiana – both from Minden – in its national ‘1,000 Win $1,000 DaIly’ Sweepstakes. Debroah O’Brien, district supervisor says entrants are entered by coming into the office or by having their tax returns prepared by H&R Block. O’ Brien says 1,000 people are randomly selected across the nation daily and entrants that get into the drawing early have a greater chance of winning. Both winners work at AJ Prince’s Hwy. 531 location and say they plan on enjoying the money to do something nice and pay bills. The ‘1,000 Win $1,000 DaIly’ Sweepstakes ends on Feb. 15.
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Jan
2016
press-herald.com
Filing Alert: How Obamacare Affects Your 2015 Taxes
Perlman noted that any major life changes – such as getting married or divorced or having a child—could also affect your tax return, and ultimately, your premium tax credit. This may be more of a problem for people who automatically renewed for healthcare coverage and used the same income estimate as the previous year, even though circumstances have changed.
25
Jan
2016
www.thefiscaltimes.com
Local man wins $1,000 for filing taxes early
The early bird gets the worm. That was certainly true of Norwalk’s Steve Fisher after he caught his own money worm for filing his taxes early. Nationwide, H&R Block is encouraging its customers to file early by offering 1,000 people $1,000 every day through Feb. 19, with the last eligible day to file being Feb. 15, for a total off $38 million given away.
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Jan
2016
www.norwalkreflector.com
Filing taxes pays off big for lucky couple
A Bluefield couple won $1,000 from an H&R Block sweepstakes. Marie and Henry “Burger” Boerboom have been married for 33 years and have raised six children. They also have seven grandchildren. Henry balances being a part-time maintenance worker with caring for Marie who is undergoing tests to prepare for a double-lung transplant.
24
Jan
2016
www.bdtonline.com
Springfield Mother Of 7- Early Winner In H&R Block’s Cash Giveaway: You Could Win Too
Misty Yates of Springfield had her taxes done at H&R Block and thought little about the contest, that is until she received an email this week that said “You won!” She didn’t believe it at first, so she called H&R Block to see if it was real. When H&R Block representative Alice Bilyeu answered the phone and screamed “you won!, you won!” Misty began to believe.
24
Jan
2016
smokeybarn.com
Woman wins $1,000 from H&R Block after filing her taxes
A Michiana woman is now $1,000 richer, and all she had to do was file her taxes. South Bend resident Tracy Troyer picked up her check today at the H&R Block off Grape Road in Mishawaka. The prize is part of H&R Block's nation-wide promotion to give $1,000 away to $1,000 people a day for 32 days. Those at the location were almost as happy as she is.
22
Jan
2016
www.wndu.com
Two North Platte People Win $1000 From H&R Block
Jason Foran received his check along with a few trinkets from H&R Block for his two kids. He says this is perfect timing as his family is moving to Colorado right after picking up the check. Foran says, "I hardly ever win anything, you know so I was pretty shocked when I seen it. I don't think it's really hit me yet. But I'm still speechless, so..." Laura Harris from H&R Block says so far in the promotion, Nebraska has had over 20 winners.
21
Jan
2016
www.knopnews2.com
Sioux City Woman wins H&R Block Sweepstakes
Tax season just got a little less stressful for a Sioux City woman. That's because Roberta Montanez won $1,000 as part of an H&R Block Sweepstakes. The tax preparation firm is giving away $1,000 to a thousand people every day until February 15th. To be eligible to win, all you have to do is file your taxes in a participating office. "I am going to be giving some to of it to my sister, my dad, my mom, my kids, and also renewing my plates and hopefully fixing the windshield on my car," said Roberta.
21
Jan
2016
siouxlandnews.com
Prattville woman wins $1000 from H&R Block
Marilynn Carr was given her check on Thursday at the H&R Block office on Main Street. She told WSFA 12 News that this is the first time she’s ever won anything and that she plans to have a little fun with the unexpected free money. "I've never won anything in my life and when you win something like this, it's good to take the money and go and put it to good use or enjoy it. I'm planning to enjoy it. So I'm very excited about it."
21
Jan
2016
www.wbrc.com
The 8 Most Common Tax Mistakes That Can Cost You Hundreds
1. Not itemizing. “It’s a mistake that people, especially with good incomes, make,” says Jackie Perlman, senior tax research analyst with the Tax Institute at H&R Block. “People don’t itemize because they don’t own a home, but there are other itemized deductions they can take advantage of.” You just have to do the math and see if your deductions are greater than the standard deduction, which depends on your filing status (single, married, head of household, etc.).
21
Jan
2016
www.thefiscaltimes.com
Brasher Falls woman wins $1,000 from tax return promotion
Tanya Brothers of Brasher Falls is one of H&R Block's $1,000 winners this year. Brothers went to the H&R Block office at 53 Market St. to pick up her check in the tax-return preparer's national promotion promising 1,000 $1,000 winners a day for 32 days this tax season. Anyone who uses Block by Feb. 15 can be entered in the sweepstakes.
21
Jan
2016
northcountrynow.com
How Tax Prep Companies Are Fighting Identity Theft This Year
That’s why the IRS, state revenue agencies and tax preparation services have banded together in recent months to figure out new ways to fight off fraudsters. New standards mean that companies will share more and new types of data with the government to fight fraud. Tax filing companies will, for instance, show the IRS how many returns are being filed from a single IP address, which could help catch criminals filing multiple returns from the same location. “A lot of this information sharing is about trying to identify and rule out returns that are suspicious from the very beginning,” says Mark Ciaramitaro, vice president of products and services at H&R Block.
20
Jan
2016
time.com
Tax Season Begins as IRS Begins to Accept Returns
What's new when you file your taxes this year? Taxpayers without health insurance will face larger penalties, and those insured by their employers will get a new tax form. There also have been adjustments for inflation, and Congress extended expiring tax breaks, some permanently. "The good news is that we finally have some certainty," said Kathy Pickering, executive director of the Tax Institute at H&R Block.
19
Jan
2016
abcnews.go.com
Workers in New 'On Demand' Economy Face Different Tax Issues
Did you start driving for Uber or Lyft last year? Rent your house out through Airbnb? You could be in for some surprises come tax time if you didn't pay any estimated taxes. About 14.6 million people — roughly 10 percent of the U.S. workforce — were self-employed in 2014, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data. "It's new and different, and everyone is super-excited about it," said Kathy Pickering, executive director of the Tax Institute at H&R Block, but the tax implications can catch people by surprise.
19
Jan
2016
abcnews.go.com
Financial skills bring windfall to student
Paying bills, keeping up on car insurance and understanding a 401(k) are things you expect adults to do. Cooper Hart has it all mastered — and he’s only 14. As a result of his financial skills, he’s getting a financial windfall: a $20,000 scholarship for college. Cooper, a freshman at Gardner-Edgerton High School, got one of the highest scores nationwide on the fall H&R Block Budget Challenge. It’s a program that simulates what it’s like to have to manage your money with real-world expenses. This is the second time a student at Gardner-Edgerton has won a $20,000 scholarship in the competition. Last year’s winner was Emily Moore, now a sophomore at the school. Shulammite Lim of Olathe North High School also won a scholarship.
19
Jan
2016
www.kansascity.com
H&R Block Builds Brand Awareness through Unique Customer Engagement Campaign
H&R Block wants to expand its brand awareness through a unique customer engagement campaign. With tax season in full swing, H&R Block officials want to bring smiles to people around the country through the H&R Block 1000 Win $1000 Daily Sweepstakes, powered by HelloWorld. What is this campaign? Well, 1,000 people will each win $1,000 for every day the campaign runs. Translation? H&R Block is awarding $1 million a day.
19
Jan
2016
loyalty360.org
H&R Block CEO talks tax refunds and lunch deals
How do top executives relax during their busiest times of the year? H&R Block CEO Bill Cobb talks about relaxation and shares the craziest thing he's ever bought with a tax refund.
19
Jan
2016
www.usatoday.com
H&R Block 2015 Tax Software Review
The biggest new features that H&R Block has introduced for this tax filing season are security-focused. According to a recent press release, this year’s online software offers three levels of protection: Bank-level encryption technology, multi-layer authentication, and web browsing encryption technology. Bottom line, your information is very strongly encrypted, and you’ll have to create a password that’s up to snuff. Plus, the software will alert your email address whenever you log in, ensuring that it’s really you using the software.
18
Jan
2016
www.doughroller.net
H&R Block Plans $32 Million Giveaway for Tax Season
Those who didn't win the Powerball need not worry: H&R Block is making it rain. To promote its services as consumers enter tax season, the Kansas City, Mo.-based company will give away $1,000 to 1,000 customers daily for 32 consecutive days beginning with a lottery drawing on Saturday. With a pricetag of $32 million, this is the first large-scale sweepstakes for the 61-year-old company, which has 10,000 retail locations.
18
Jan
2016
adage.com
H&R Block Spends Evenly On Digital And TV Ads, CMO Says
H&R Block is targeting millennials, TV and your tax dollars. The tax preparation giant is gearing up to air three new 30-second broadcast TV ads just in time for tax season, with a goal to increase awareness among the youngest demographic set of tax filers.
15
Jan
2016
adexchanger.com
This Is the Best Way to Protect Against Soaring Tax Refund Fraud
The number of tax refunds stolen through fraudulent e-filing has doubled since 2013, H&R Block estimates. The IRS begins accepting tax returns on Tuesday Jan. 19. Given the alarming spike in refund fraud, taxpayers who have the necessary documents in order should consider filing right away.
15
Jan
2016
time.com
Tax season opens Tuesday as IRS starts taking returns
H&R Block has already rolled out its TV commercials promoting a chance for 1,000 people a day to win $1,000. It's not Powerball. But it is another push to get us rolling into tax season. H&R Block is seeing customers already, preparing 1040s and is just waiting to hit the send button once the IRS begins accepting returns on Tuesday. "We're open and doing returns right now," said H&R Block CEO Bill Cobb in a phone interview Thursday. "The refund has become the major financial event of the year for many people."
14
Jan
2016
www.freep.com
14 Outrageous Tax Deductions the IRS Denied
Paying taxes is one of the few guarantees in life, as the saying goes. But most of us try to limit how much Uncle Sam takes from our pockets by deducting charitable donations, medical costs and business expenses to lower our taxable income. But some people can get too creative with their deductions and trigger an investigation from the Internal Revenue Service.
14
Dec
2015
www.thefiscaltimes.com
Lone profitable ACA insurance co-op losing millions
The lone health insurance cooperative to make money previous year on the Affordable Care Act's public insurance exchanges is now losing millions and cutting off individual enrollment for 2016.
14
Dec
2015
seatingchair.com
The popular tax breaks that could go away (yet again)
In what has become a pretty much annual ritual, taxpayers and tax preparers are waiting on Congress to renew dozens of expired tax breaks. The deductions and credits, some of which are commonly used by consumers and small business owners, expired at the beginning of the year. But lawmakers still have time, since tax returns won’t be filed until early next year. The tax breaks would need to be reinstated for 2015.
03
Dec
2015
www.washingtonpost.com
Puncturing 7 Common Myths about U.S. Expat Tax Rules
U.S. citizens living abroad are painfully aware of the thicket of information about expat tax rules, and it can be a struggle sorting the truth from the most common myths about compliance. Eric Scali of H&R Block’s expat-focused service punctures myths and provides guidance.
16
Nov
2015
blogs.wsj.com
6 Popular Tax Breaks That Americans Need Congress to Renew
This year, six tax benefits have expired and won’t be available to taxpayers preparing their 2015 returns unless lawmakers choose to extend them again
12
Nov
2015
www.thefiscaltimes.com
10 savvy year-end tax strategies
14
Oct
2015
www.fidelity.com