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Tax Tip: New college graduates earn more, may face higher taxes as well

By The Tax Institute at H&R Block Recent college graduates likely got that first job this summer. With that offer and paycheck come other first-time responsibilities, like paying taxes. What students often don’t learn while they’re completing a degree is how their specific situation impacts their income tax return. According to a… Read More


H&R Block Opens Enrollment for Income Tax Course

Course teaches fundamentals of tax preparation There were more than 1,300 federal and state tax code changes in the past year alone. Keeping up with them can be a daunting task. For those who want to know how these changes impact their lives and the lives of others, H&R Block has announced that annual enrollment for its Income Tax Course… Read More


H&R Block Lands Accounting Industry Innovator Katrulya, Creates Solution for Industry’s Succession Problem

H&R Block to help accounting firms grow and provide an exit strategy Jennifer Katrulya, noted industry expert and innovator in the client accounting services (CAS) space, recently joined H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) to help in its efforts to offer bookkeeping, payroll, tax and other services to America’s small businesses. “We are… Read More


H&R Block Submits Recommendation to HHS, Extend Open Enrollment to April 30

By Mark Ciaramitaro Vice President, Health Enrollment Services at H&R Block Health and Human Services (HHS) has indicated that the open enrollment period for those wishing to obtain health care insurance on the state or federal marketplaces will be Nov. 15, 2014 through Feb. 15, 2015. H&R Block recently sent a letter to HHS Secretary… Read More


Tax Tips Tuesday: Buying a house can make taxpayers more at home with itemized deductions

By The Tax Institute at H&R Block A conservative estimate of how much it will cost to maintain a house is that a typical homeowner will spend 1 percent of the purchase price every year on maintenance. One way to help balance those costs is for homeowners to take advantage of all the tax breaks they qualify to claim. Here are three tax… Read More


Tax Tips Tuesday: Summer means it is time for a midyear checkup

By The Tax Institute At H&R Block Summer is a popular time for many major life changes – births, weddings, graduations and relocations – and they all can change taxpayers’ eligibility for tax credits and deductions. For this reason and because July is right in the middle of the calendar, July is a great time to review the past six… Read More


H&R Block backs IRS announcement of voluntary certification for tax preparers

From Kathy Pickering Executive Director, The Tax Institute at H&R Block Today, the commissioner of the IRS announced plans to implement a voluntary certification process for the nation’s tax preparation industry for tax season 2015. H&R Block has long supported efforts to elevate the standards in the tax preparation industry in… Read More


The Repeal of DOMA – 1 year later

Same-sex couples still face serious tax challenges navigating a patchwork of state tax laws Since the June 26th Supreme Court decision that struck down certain provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act, the past year has been one of change. This ruling opened the door for government agencies, like the Internal Revenue Service, to recognize… Read More


Tax Tips Tuesday: Address Your Tax Situation After Divorce

By Lynn Ebel The Tax Institute At H&R Block Sometimes the biggest changes to your tax return from one year to the next isn’t a result of an act of Congress changing the tax laws but is a change in your life, such as a marital status change. Filing Status If the divorce is final Your federal filing status depends on your marital… Read More


Wedding

Tax Tips Tuesday: Wedding Costs are Fleeting, Marital Finances are Forever

By The Tax Institute At H&R Block While many soon-to-be married couples focus on wedding costs going up, marital finances often take a backseat. After the wedding, many financial decisions will still need to be made – including which status to use when filing tax returns. Which status they select could make a big difference in their tax… Read More


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Confusion about Health care and taxes



From the Newsroom: Richard Gartland, senior tax professional with H&R Block, talks about taxes and health care.