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H&R Block is the world’s largest tax services provider, preparing 1 in every 7 U.S. tax returns.

H&R Block is the world’s largest tax services provider, having prepared more than 650 million tax returns since 1955. There are approximately 12,000 company-owned and franchise retail locations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories, and on U.S. military bases around the world. An H&R Block branded retail office is located within 5 miles of most Americans.

In fiscal 2014, H&R Block had revenues over $3 billion and prepared 24.2 million tax returns worldwide.

Serving taxpayers with more than 12,000 retail offices and digital tax solutions

  • H&R Block employs approximately 9,000 bilingual tax professionals and client service professionals
  • H&R Block clients prepared more than 7.6 million tax returns through our digital solutions in FY 2013
  • H&R Block’s digital business has been serving do-it-yourself clients for more than 15 years

Employing 80,000 highly trained tax office professionals nationwide

  • Our tax professionals have access to The Tax Institute at H&R Block, staffed primarily by CPAs, Enrolled Agents, tax attorneys and former IRS agents
    • TTI is the company’s independent research group that provides objective information and analysis on the real-world implications of tax policies and proposals on individuals and small businesses
  • A typical client is served by an H&R Block tax professional with more than a decade of experience and hundreds of hours of training
  • Our tax professionals progress through a 14-level certification program, culminating in master tax advisor status
  • To be re-hired, H&R Block tax professionals must complete at least 15 hours of continuing education annually
  • H&R Block’s tax professionals are required to train on systems, policies and procedures up to an additional 35 hours of education annually.

Serving the military

  • H&R Block has tax offices on 100 U.S. military bases around the world and continues to grow
  • 43 percent of active, reserve and retired service members used H&R Block for tax preparation in 2012
  • More than 1,300 military spouses took H&R Block’s Income Tax Course for free, which enables them to pursue careers as H&R Block tax preparers

History of excellence

H&R Block hasn’t forgotten its Main Street roots as it’s grown from a hometown company to a global firm. Brothers Henry W. Bloch and Richard A. Bloch founded the company in 1955 based on a culture of providing superior client service and a pledge to stand behind their work.

Up to 1 in 6 Impacted by Expired Tax Benefits

Lynn Ebel, tax attorney at The Tax Institute, talks with the H&R Block newsroom about the impact expired tax benefits will have on taxpayers in 2015, including on teachers, students, homeowners and retirees.