H&R Block Newsroom (News)
2017
September
21,
2017
H&R Block applauds the participants of the EITC Summit for their work to improve the value, reach and efficiency of this tax benefit which is one of the nation’s largest anti-poverty programs and an important piece of annual income for millions of Am...
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September
12,
2017
As Texas and Florida residents cope with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, H&R Block explains the recently announced tax relief. The disaster, where impacted victims may be eligible for tax relief including an extended filing deadline, affects counties thr...
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August
31,
2017
H&R Block recognized 29 company and franchise associates for going above and beyond for their clients at the 2017 Henry W. Bloch Excellence in Client Service awards dinner. The awards recognize H&R Block and Block Advisors tax-office associates for t...
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August
29,
2017
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) today released its financial results for the fiscal 2018 first quarter ended July 31, 2017. The company normally reports a fiscal first quarter loss due to the seasonality of its tax business. The fiscal first quarter typi...
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August
22,
2017
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) today named Jeffrey J. Jones II president and chief executive officer, effective Oct. 9, 2017. He will succeed Tom Gerke, who will continue to serve as interim president and CEO until then. Gerke will remain general counse...
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August
15,
2017
Annual enrollment for H&R Block’s Income Tax Course is open and H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) will award full scholarships for spouses of active, reserve, wounded warrior and retired military personnel. H&R Block has offered these scholarships for more than ...
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August
14,
2017
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) will report fiscal 2018 first quarter results on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 after the New York Stock Exchange market close. At that time, a copy of the press release will be available on the company's investor relations websi...
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July
28,
2017
Keeping up with tax code changes can be a daunting task. For those who want to know how these changes impact their lives and the lives of others, annual enrollment for H&R Block’s Income Tax Course is now open. The course is conducted at multiple loc...
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June
30,
2017
Starting today, H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) Emerald Prepaid Mastercard® holders will need to download the MyBlock app to track their balance, view their transaction history and find ATM and reload locations. With the MyBlock app, in addition to managing th...
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June
29,
2017
Following last year’s first wave of expiring individual taxpayer identification numbers (ITINs), the IRS is opening the renewal process three months early for the next wave of an estimated 1.3 million expirations. Taxpayers who haven’t used their ITI...
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June
28,
2017
After joining the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) in October, Kathy Pickering and the 17 other industry leaders on the Committee released 22 recommendations for combating tax identity theft and stolen identity refund fraud (S...
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June
22,
2017
In tax season 2017, the total number of tax returns completed using H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) DIY products surpassed 100M. That’s 100M tax returns done by DIYers on their smartphones, laptops, tablets and personal computers since the products were first ...
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June
13,
2017
Earnings per share from continuing operations increased $0.43, or 28%, to $1.961,2 Net income from continuing operations increased 10% to $421 million; EBITDA from continuing operations increased 11% to $904 million, representing a 29.8% EBITDA ma...
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June
12,
2017
The automatic two-month extension granted to many of the estimated 9 million U.S. citizens living abroad and military service members stationed abroad will end June 15. Although these taxpayers were required to pay any taxes owed by the April deadlin...
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May
16,
2017
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) today announced that president and chief executive officer Bill Cobb will retire from the company and the H&R Block Board of Directors effective July 31, 2017.  In his place, the Board of Directors appointed Tom Gerke, ...
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May
08,
2017
Durham’s H&R Block office not only boasts a master tax advisor who helped taxpayers get every credit and deduction, but also a business owner who has a new role with the global consumer tax services provider. Chris Wilson, franchise owner of 11 Durha...
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May
02,
2017
H&R Block’s (NYSE:HRB) nonprofit referral program generated donations for more than 2,000 nonprofits this year. The program awarded nonprofits with $20 for each new client they referred to H&R Block or Block Advisors for tax preparation. “Nearly 2...
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April
26,
2017
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: ) today released its preliminary U.S. tax results, reflecting an overall market share gain. Total H&R Block tax season return volume outperformed U.S. industry results with a decline in e-files of 0.1% through April 21, compare...
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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 return deadline is April 18 this year, giving taxpayers three extra days to...
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March
28,
2017
H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) is the only tax prep company giving do-it-yourself clients the opportunity to have their tax return reviewed remotely by a tax pro before submitting it to the IRS – with no office visit required. “With this year’s April 18 ta...
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March
27,
2017
Three million Americans annually report tax identity theft and the IRS has paid out an estimated $5 billion in fraudulent returns for a single year. While cyber attacks pose a major threat, not all attackers are found online. They can sift through tr...
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March
22,
2017
Block Advisors and H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) are offering those who partner with Uber, the technology company that offers an application to connect riders with drivers, a discount on tax preparation services and other unique benefits. People who drive wi...
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March
07,
2017
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) today released U.S. tax return volume through February 28 and its financial results for the fiscal 2017 third quarter ended January 31, 2017. The company typically reports a fiscal third quarter operating loss due to the s...
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March
01,
2017
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 22 cents per share, payable April 3, 2017, to shareholders of record as of March 14, 2017. H&R Block has paid quarterly dividends consecu...
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February
20,
2017
Taxpayers have one more week to file a federal 1040EZ for free at participating H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) offices. Taxpayers can file a Federal 1040EZ for free through Feb. 28. This free offer gives those taxpayers access to expert assistance in completi...
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February
16,
2017
With more than six decades in the tax preparation business, industry inventor H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) knows when it comes to tax prep, clients value a fast, simple and accurate experience. The H&R Block Mobile Tax Preparation App delivers these results...
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February
15,
2017
Seventy-five percent of teens say learning more about money management is one of their top priorities and the H&R Block Budget Challenge is helping teens do just that in classrooms nationwide. Through this program, thousands of teens are preparing fo...
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February
14,
2017
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) will report fiscal 2017 third quarter results on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 after the New York Stock Exchange market close. At that time, a copy of the press release will be available on the company's investor relations website...
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