H&R Block Newsroom (Second Look)
2017
May
18,
2017
One month after the tax filing deadline, most taxpayers have put their 2016 return behind them. So what are H&R Block’s tax professionals actually doing? From tax planning and audit support to continuing education, it turns out they have quite a lot ...
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April
14,
2017
While finding a mistake after filing a tax return might feel catastrophic, the reality is that this happens to millions of taxpayers each year, like the 3.8 million taxpayers who filed an amendment to fix an error or make a change on their 2015 tax r...
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March
24,
2017
The tax refund is the single largest financial transaction many taxpayers will have in a year. Refunds average almost $3,000 so far this season. That’s one of the reasons that the stakes are so high and why mistakes can be so costly. Taxpayers who wa...
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March
09,
2017
Thomas Vazquez helped hundreds of taxpayers prepare and file tax returns years before filing one for himself. Some may say youth is wasted on the young. But in Vazquez’s 22 years, he has wasted little. At just 17 years old and a senior in high sch...
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March
03,
2017
The IRS recently announced it has $1 billion in unclaimed refunds. And that is just from 2013 for taxpayers who did not file a tax return. That is an expensive mistake. Taxpayers may be able to claim refunds of income tax that was over-withheld or qu...
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2016
June
08,
2016
Many Americans have inaccuracies on their tax return that lead to a smaller refund than they deserve. While for some people that difference could be small, it can be significant for many others. What are the biggest pitfalls keeping people from ge...
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April
13,
2016
Author’s note: This feature is one of a series of success stories generally describing tax situations routinely reviewed when H&R Block takes a look at prior year tax returns new clients either prepared themselves or had someone else file. Story 1...
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April
12,
2016
Author’s note: This feature is one of a series of success stories generally describing tax situations routinely reviewed when H&R Block takes a look at prior-year tax returns new clients either prepared themselves or had someone else file. Story 1...
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April
11,
2016
Author’s note: This feature is one of a series of success stories generally describing tax situations routinely reviewed when H&R Block takes a look at prior-year tax returns new clients either prepared themselves or had someone else file. Story 1...
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April
08,
2016
Author’s note: This feature is one of a series of success stories generally describing tax situations routinely reviewed when H&R Block takes a look at prior-year tax returns new clients either prepared themselves or had someone else file. Story 2...
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March
30,
2016
April 18 is not just the deadline to file 2015 tax returns. It is also the last chance for taxpayers to claim a refund for 2012. The IRS estimates more than 1 million taxpayers nationwide could claim more than $950 million in refunds for 2012, an ave...
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February
29,
2016
Refund Season 2016 is all about a little extra. With the tax filing deadline already extended three days to April 18, leap year gives taxpayers another day to complete and file their 2015 tax returns. Taxpayers also can amend the past three years of ...
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2015
November
10,
2015
For more than 60 years H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) has been proud to meet the tax preparation and financial services needs of those who serve our nation in the armed services. Starting with the company’s co-founder, Henry Bloch, who was a 1st lieutenant an...
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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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July
28,
2015
If the word “audit” didn’t scare taxpayers enough, now there are at least a dozen IRS notices taxpayers could receive relating to the Affordable Care Act. The IRS recently announced one of those notices, for those who received an advance premium ...
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June
08,
2015
Americans living abroad must file a U.S. tax return by Monday, June 15, even if they did not earn income in the U.S. As the world’s largest consumer tax services provider with offices in 14 countries and territories and a virtual service for U.S. exp...
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April
02,
2015
According to H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world’s largest consumer tax services provider, U.S. expats are filing more tax returns than ever before but there are still millions of them who should be filing. While the filing deadline isn’t until June 15 ...
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2014
June
12,
2014
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 t...
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May
08,
2014
With their tax filing deadline approaching, it is likely 1 in 3 U.S. expats hasn’t filed a 2013 tax return, according to an H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) survey. Since the United States is one of the only countries that taxes income based on citizenship inst...
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April
07,
2014
April 9Inaccuracies May Cost 1 in 5 DIYers More Than $400 on Average – Totaling $1 Billion A recent H&R Block Second Look® review study revealed that when taxpayers prepared their own tax returns, about 1 in 5 of them left money on the table. Taxp...
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March
19,
2014
While nearly six million Americans live or work abroad, nearly two million of them admit they aren’t very knowledgeable when it comes to their tax filing obligations. In addition, even though the tax filing deadline for these taxpayers, also known as...
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March
12,
2014
Taxpayers don’t know how tax laws impact them individually – and it’s costing them Mostly gone are the days of taxpayers sitting down with a sharp pencil and a calculator at the kitchen table to do their taxes. Yet, H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) found tha...
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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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2013
May
30,
2013
The United States is the only developed country that levies income taxes based on citizenship versus just residency. For the more than 6 million “expats” – Americans living abroad – the world’s largest tax preparation company launched a new remote se...
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April
11,
2013
To get the pulse of how taxpayers see their financial situations, all one has to do is step inside one of the 11,000 H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) offices or scroll through the help section on its At Home solution. As the 2013 tax season comes to a close, Th...
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April
08,
2013
For those who abhor deadlines, but also like something free, H&R Block is coming to their aid. Now through the April 15 tax filing deadline, all participating H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) locations and At Home online are offering free tax extension filing. ...
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April
04,
2013
The federal government estimates it has a $450 billion tax gap (the amount the IRS estimates is missed in tax collections). One way the government tries to close that gap is through IRS audits of those suspected of having underpaid. In 2011, 7.4 perc...
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March
11,
2013
The case filed by H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) in the U.S. District Court for Western Missouri will continue despite the court’s decision to not grant a preliminary injunction against Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) for the alleged unlawful misuse of the H&R Blo...
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February
15,
2013
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) not only includes the most significant health care reform in decades, but also some of the largest changes to the tax code, creating many unique and unprecedented issues for taxpayers and the uninsured. To help identi...
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January
03,
2013
2016 Update: Taxpayers Reap Benefits of Leap Year and Free Second Look ...
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