H&R Block Newsroom (Kathy Pickering)
2017
April
17,
2017
The 40 million taxpayers who still have not filed a tax return need to file either a return or an extension by the April 18 deadline. And while the monthly penalty for not filing is higher than it is for not paying, H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) also advises...
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April
13,
2017
Taxpayers have just one weekend left to get their taxes won before the April 18 tax filing deadline and it’s a holiday weekend. H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) tax offices across the nation will be open on Easter, giving taxpayers who haven't filed their retur...
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April
04,
2017
The nearly one in three taxpayers who wait until April to file a tax return have a few extra days this year to do so and avoid late-payment and late-filing penalties. The tax filing deadline is April 18 this year, giving taxpayers three extra days to...
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March
15,
2017
With the April 18 tax filing deadline less than five weeks away, millions of Americans still need to file their tax returns. Whether they’re still trying to decide how to file their taxes, double- and triple-checking their returns to make sure they d...
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January
13,
2017
This continues the H&R Block newsroom’s series on the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, which made dozens of changes to the tax code. The PATH Act series covers its permanent extensions of many tax benefits, the renewal requirements for...
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January
03,
2017
H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the nation’s largest consumer assisted tax preparation company, has opened its 10,000 offices nationwide to serve clients for the 2017 tax season. This tax season, some taxpayers will face a delay in getting their tax refund...
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2016
December
06,
2016
Yesterday began National Tax Security Awareness Week, a week sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and dedicated to bringing increased awareness and understanding to the issues of tax security and fraud. Tax identity thieves steal billio...
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October
27,
2016
This continues the H&R Block newsroom’s series on the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, which made dozens of changes to the tax code. The PATH Act series covers its permanent extensions of many tax benefits, the renewal requirements for...
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October
24,
2016
The open enrollment period for 2017 health insurance coverage through the federal marketplace begins Tuesday, November 1 and ends January 31. During the three-month open enrollment period, anyone may sign up for a 2017 health insurance plan. After Ja...
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October
20,
2016
This continues the H&R Block newsroom’s series on the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, which made dozens of changes to the tax code. The PATH Act series covers its permanent extensions of many tax benefits, the renewal requirements for...
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October
14,
2016
Taxpayers who filed an extension instead of a tax return in April have less than one week left to file their 2015 tax returns by the October deadline, which moves to the 17th because the 15th falls on a weekend. Taxpayers with a tax filing obligation...
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October
05,
2016
Kathy Pickering has a fight on her hands – against identity theft tax refund fraud, or stolen identity refund fraud. But she’s not battling the bad guys alone. Pickering and 15 other tax industry leaders were recently tapped by the IRS to be new m...
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September
20,
2016
This continues the H&R Block newsroom’s series on the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, which made dozens of changes to the tax code. The PATH Act series covers its permanent extensions of many tax benefits, the renewal requirements for...
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May
02,
2016
Of all of the stages disaster victims go through in their road to recovery, taxes may be the last – and least – thought-of step. Many of the 30-plus federally declared disasters in 2016 have had a direct impact on being able to file a completed tax r...
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April
05,
2016
The nearly one in three taxpayers who wait until April to file a tax return have a few extra days this year to do so and avoid late-payment and late-filing penalties. Whether taxpayers are looking to come to an office early, later or even later, H&R ...
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March
16,
2016
As the world’s largest consumer tax services provider offering both assisted and do-it-yourself tax preparation, H&R Block’s (NYSE: HRB) unique insight into the questions taxpayers raise during the tax-filing process reveals ongoing confusion about t...
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February
17,
2016
The Tax Institute (TTI), which serves as the nonpartisan center of tax expertise for H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world’s largest consumer tax preparation company, launched a new website to provide tax information and analysis to tax professionals, jou...
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February
05,
2016
The saying “Charity begins at home” is more than a saying to hundreds of winners in the 1,000 Win $1,000 Daily Sweepstakes, now in its third week at H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world’s largest consumer tax preparation company. “Family first” is a recu...
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February
02,
2016
As H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world’s largest consumer tax preparation company, is starting the third week of drawings for its 1,000 Win $1,000 Daily Sweepstakes, a critical juncture in Refund Season has been reached: W-2s have been received by or ma...
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2015
November
19,
2015
As the world’s largest tax preparation company, at H&R Block, the privacy and security of our tax office and do-it-yourself clients’ personal information is very important. We are proud to be part of the IRS and State working groups to help combat id...
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August
27,
2015
H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world’s largest consumer tax services provider, estimates more than 100,000 Kansans may collect up to a total of $72 million in tax refunds following the state’s reevaluation of treatment of the Kansas City Earnings Tax (KC...
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April
14,
2015
Millions of taxpayers, who have days before the tax filing deadline, have yet to file. H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world’s largest consumer tax services provider, reminds them all the importance of filing something – a completed return or at least an ...
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March
17,
2015
A survey from H&R Block, the world’s largest consumer tax services provider, found that 96 percent of consumers are willing to take action to combat tax fraud. Some of the top responses include answering additional questions on their returns, providi...
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February
18,
2015
H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world’s largest consumer tax services provider, advises taxpayers in about one in four states are not able to use certain federal tax breaks to benefit their state returns. Although Congress extended popular expired tax bre...
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January
05,
2015
H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) stores nationwide will open for the company’s first-ever Affordable Care Act (ACA) Q&A Day on Thursday, Jan. 8 to help prepare consumers for the biggest tax code change in the last 20 years. H&R Block ACA Specialists at Block’s ...
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2014
December
29,
2014
H&R Block is pleased to learn today that the IRS will start accepting e-filed tax returns on January 20. This means the millions of taxpayers who typically receive a refund in early February can file as they normally would and receive their refun...
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December
01,
2014
Analysis by The Tax Institute, the independent research arm at H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), shows tax benefits for individuals and small businesses that expired in 2013 could impact as many as one in six taxpayers. The Tax Institute estimates five of the m...
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October
07,
2014
More than a quarter of the approximately 13 million taxpayers who filed tax extensions this year, including U.S. citizens living abroad and military service members deployed overseas, have still not filed a return and must do so by Wednesday, Oct. 15...
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June
26,
2014
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...
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February
20,
2014
One billion dollars. That’s how much taxpayers who prepare their own tax returns could be leaving on the table. A recent H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) Second Look® review study revealed that when taxpayers prepare their own tax returns, about 1 in 5 of t...
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