H&R Block Dollars & Sense awards $19,000 in classroom grants
Americans leave more than $1 billion on the table every year by doing their own taxes – a fact demonstrated in H&R Block’s “Get Your Billion Back, America” national advertising campaign by placing $500 on seats in a professional football stadium. After hearing… Read More
This morning, H&R Block President and CEO William Cobb testified at the Senate Finance Committee hearing on “Protecting Taxpayers from Incompetent and Unethical Return Preparers".
Cobb’s remarks focused on the need to better protect consumers and help reduce fraud. He outlined two key priorities as part of H&R Block’s proposal to… Read More
Inaccuracies 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. Taxpayers are leaving money on the table due to the following, among other things:
Not… Read More
Covenant House also winner with $10,000 donation from H&R Block through HipsterTaxCrisis.com
After a week of intense voting at HipsterTaxCrisis.com, Socrates was elected the “Greatest Hipster in History” with 31.7 percent of the votes in an announcement made at the first Irony Games in Seattle.
The star of “Bill & Ted’s… Read More
H&R Block advises timely response to IRS notices could mean avoiding additional penalties
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… Read More
Despite Anxiety About Debt and Employment, Survey Shows Teenagers Look to Wisdom of Parents and the Promise of College
As America’s next generation looks ahead to adulthood, it is doing so with conflicted optimism, according to a recent national survey1 conducted by H&R Block Dollars & Sense, a program designed to increase the… Read More
Today, the op-ed below by H&R Block President and CEO William Cobb appeared in The Hill newspaper, following the release of a survey conducted by ORC International for The Tax Institute at H&R Block.
In just about three weeks, most people’s tax returns are due. For these individuals and families, the tax code is not an… Read More
Earlier today, H&R Block released the results of a national survey by The Tax Institute at H&R Block and ORC International measuring consumer awareness and attitudes on the issue of tax fraud and prevention. H&R Block President and CEO William Cobb unveiled the key findings during his remarks at The Tax Policy Summit hosted by The… Read More
The Affordable Care Act contained more than 40 tax code changes. Some of the changes are resulting in increased tax bills for higher-income taxpayers, which could come as a surprise to many of them on Tax Day.
The phase-out of itemized deductions and personal exemptions, and the increase in Medicare taxes, as well as changes in tax rates… Read More
H&R Block survey indicates more than three-quarters use U.S.-based tax preparer
While nearly six million Americans live or work abroad, nearly two million of them admit they aren’t very knowledgeable when it comes to their tax filing obligations. In addition, even though the tax filing deadline for these taxpayers, also known as… Read More
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.