H&R Block Offers Scholarships to Military Spouses for Income Tax Course
Course teaches fundamentals of tax preparation
Annual enrollment for H&R Block’s Income Tax Course is open and H&R Block will award full scholarships covering the cost of tuition and books for spouses of active, reserve, wounded warrior and retired military personnel. H&R Block has offered these scholarships over the past 10 years and in 2013, H&R Block granted over $100,000 in military Income Tax Course scholarships.
The course teaches the skills necessary to become a professional tax preparer and is helpful for people who want to better understand their own taxes. Students can learn something new and could potentially earn extra money.
“Offering full-ride scholarships for the Income Tax Course to military spouses is just one way to show our appreciation to our nation’s service members and their families. In addition to teaching them more about preparing their own taxes, this course will teach new skills they can take with them anywhere in the country,” said Denise Stoll, program manager of the Income Tax Course for H&R Block.
H&R Block not only has expertise in tax return preparation, but also the ability to make taxes easy to understand and applicable to the needs of individual taxpayers. Topics covered in the Income Tax Course curriculum include:
- Filing requirements
- Exemptions and adjustments to income
- Wages, income and taxes
- Interest and dividend income
- Earned Income Credit
- Retirement contributions.
The course offers a unique blended-learning approach for students. It combines interactive discussion, one-on-one assistance and hands-on experience with tax preparation software and computer training. At some locations, bilingual classes are taught in English and the instructor, or assistant, will be able to answer questions in Spanish as needed. In bilingual courses, textbooks will be provided in both English and Spanish and course exams will be offered in a bilingual format. Graduates receive H&R Block certification, a certificate of completion and qualifying continuing education hours.
**State requirements may vary
Enrollment in, or completion of, the H&R Block Income Tax Course is neither an offer nor a guarantee of employment. Enrollment restrictions apply. Book or other fees may also apply. The Income Tax Course is not intended for, nor open to any persons who are either currently employed by or seeking employment with any professional tax preparation company or organization other than H&R Block. State restrictions may apply. Additional training may be required in MD and other states. Void where prohibited. H&R Block is an equal opportunity employer. Full scholarship offer applies only to active duty, reserve component, retired, and wounded warrior military spouses. Scholarship offer not available where prohibited by state regulation, including in MD and TN.
About H&R Block
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is the world’s largest consumer tax services provider. More than 650 million tax returns have been prepared worldwide by and through H&R Block since 1955. In fiscal 2014, H&R Block had annual revenues over $3.0 billion with 24.2 million tax returns prepared worldwide. Tax return preparation services are provided in approximately 12,000 company-owned and franchise retail tax offices worldwide by professional tax preparers, and through H&R Block Tax Software products. H&R Block Bank provides affordable banking products and services. For more information, visit the H&R Block Newsroom.