H&R Block Newsroom (penalties)
2017
April
19,
2017
If this year’s tax deadline has come and gone without a taxpayer filing a return, now is not the time to panic. Panicking will only make things worse, when in fact many taxpayers will not owe a penalty for filing a late return. For those who get a re...
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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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2016
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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May
18,
2016
One month after the tax filing deadline, most taxpayers have put their 2015 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
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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January
08,
2016
Some call it tax season, but at H&R Block it’s refund season and it has already started. H&R Block offices are open and ready to help taxpayers navigate refund season 2016. In addition to understanding how their major life changes – things like getti...
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2015
October
30,
2015
H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) will be ready to assist consumers when the federal health care marketplace and many state marketplaces begin open enrollment November 1, which is two weeks earlier than last year. Whether it’s to help consumers gain a better und...
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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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February
05,
2015
H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world’s largest consumer tax services provider, cautions taxpayers without health insurance that while tax season has just begun, they have only 10 days left to avoid steeper tax penalties in 2016 by enrolling in health ins...
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2014
December
12,
2014
H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world’s largest consumer tax services provider, reminds taxpayers that Monday, December 15, 2014 is the last day to enroll in health insurance coverage that will be effective on January 1, 2015. Most taxpayers will need to ...
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November
13,
2014
H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world’s largest consumer tax services provider, for the second year will offer nationwide health insurance enrollment services through its partnership with GoHealth. H&R Block’s enrollment services, free of charge, help con...
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April
15,
2014
This year, an estimated 10 million taxpayers will apply for a tax filing extension, giving them six more months to prepare and file accurate tax returns. The extension also helps them avoid the 5-percent monthly failure-to-file penalty. Through April...
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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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April
01,
2014
By The Tax Institute at H&R Block The federal government estimates it has a $450 billion tax gap, which is 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 sus...
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2013
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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2012
October
09,
2012
April 15 has a pretty good chance of remaining the No. 1 day for taxes, but Oct. 15 is likely a close second. This year, H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) offers three reasons Oct. 15 is important for taxpayers: (1) extension filers must submit their returns to ...
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