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


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

H&R Block U.S. Expat Tax Services – How can I use it?

By Roland Sabates U.S. Expat Tax Services If you haven’t filed U.S. taxes while living abroad, it can be a daunting process to begin. There are new considerations. For example, should you claim the foreign earned income exclusion or the foreign tax credit? Sometimes the best thing is to just TALK with someone about all of this (oh, we do… Read More

H&R Block Announces Fiscal 2014 Results

Total revenues increased $118 million, or 4%, to $3.024 billion 1 EBITDA increased 8% to $940 million, or 31% of revenues 2 Non-GAAP adjusted earnings per share3 from continuing operations up 5% to $1.67 H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, today announced its financial results for the… Read More

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Tax Tips Tuesday: Estimated tax payments due June 16 for self-employed taxpayers

By The Tax Institute At H&R Block Poor financial management is among the top causes of small businesses closing within five years of opening; not knowing what’s due, to what organization and when can kill a small business. In addition to the annual tax return ritual, the self-employed must make quarterly estimated tax payments. The next… Read More

Tax Tips Tuesday: Child Care Credit can Ease Summer Expenses

By The Tax Institute At H&R Block For some kids, summer means sleeping in and doing whatever they want, while others have a schedule as structured as a school day. Depending on how kids spend their summers, their parents could be eligible to claim the Child and Dependent Care Credit. Based on income, the credit can be claimed for up to… Read More

H&R Block Reschedules Its Fiscal 2014 Earnings Call

H&R Block, Inc. HRB , the world's largest consumer tax services provider, has changed the scheduled time of its fiscal 2014 earnings conference call for analysts, institutional investors, and shareholders to 8:30 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. A copy of the press release will be available on the company's investor relations… Read More

H&R Block Highlights Seen, Unseen Effects of ACA Implementation on Taxpayers

At today’s Council for Electronic Revenue Communication Advancement (CERCA) spring meeting in Washington, D.C., Mark Ciaramitaro spoke to government, policy and tax industry leaders on the next steps required to ensure the effective implementation of the Affordable Care Act next tax season.  By Mark Ciaramitaro VP, health care enrollment… Read More

U.S. Citizens Living Abroad Face Filing Confusion, June Deadline

H&R Block offers advice and assistance to expats wondering about filing, health care requirements With their tax filing deadline approaching, it is likely 1 in 3 U.S. expats hasn’t filed a 2013 tax return, according to an H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) survey. Since the United States is one of the only countries that taxes income based on… 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.