State of the Union and the Earned Income Tax Credit – What it Means for You and Your Taxes

By Kathy Pickering Executive Director of The Tax Institute At H&R Block During last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama discussed his proposal to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit – known as the EITC.  This credit helped more than 26 million taxpayers last year claim an average of $2,335 when it was time to file… Read More

H&R Block Emerald Mastercard® Top of Wallet Winner, Offers Increased Reload Locations at Low Fees

New network includes reload for as low as $1.95 at select 7-Eleven Locations H&R Block Emerald Prepaid Mastercard® was named one of the winners of the coveted Top of Wallet category by industry publication Paybefore this week. In addition, the company announced a partnership that will significantly increase the reload location sites… Read More

Tax Tips Tuesday: Charitable Donations

Charitable donations pay twice, a new chance for recipients and tax breaks for givers By The Tax Institute At H&R Block Whether charitable donations are things the givers no longer want or are large sums of cash, these gifts help the recipients and also can lower the giver’s tax liability. For example, for every $100 in eligible… Read More

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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.