Tax Tips Tuesday: Life Changes Change Tax Filing Status

By The Tax Institute At H&R Block One of the most common mistakes taxpayers make is selecting the wrong filing status. A short lesson on filing statuses could help ensure you pay only what you owe in taxes and get back the tax refund you’re due. If it has been a while since you filled out a tax form using a pen, you might have… Read More


Get Your Billion Back America with H&R Block

Missteps by Americans on self-prepared tax returns contribute to $1 billion left on the table H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) today announced the launch of its new campaign, Get Your Billion Back America, which reinforces H&R Block’s commitment to helping consumers get the maximum tax benefit they deserve. A recent H&R Block study shows… Read More

Tax Tips Tuesday: Six Essential Tax Questions for First-Time Filers

Six Essential Tax Questions for First-Time Filers By The Tax Institute At H&R Block First job. First car. First apartment. First tax return. These signal some of the rites of passage into adulthood. More than 5 million taxpayers will file their own individual tax return for the first time this tax season and they may not know where to… Read More

Tax Tips Tuesday: Tax Preparation Methods – Which is Right for You?

H&R Block advises on DIY, using a pro for tax prep By The Tax Institute At H&R Block Deciding which tax preparation method to use depends largely on taxpayers’ comfort with their tax situations. However, the more complex the situations are, the more likely the assistance of a tax professional should be sought. Consider the… Read More

100 Day Countdown: H&R Block Kicks Off Tax Season 2014

Taxpayers Don't Need to Wait to Prepare Income Tax Returns H&R Block's (NYSE: HRB) 10,000 offices kick off the company's 59th tax season. For the next 100 days, taxpayers can visit an H&R Block office or prepare their return with H&R Block online or software to meet the April 15 filing deadline. The IRS will start processing… Read More

Tax Tips Tuesday: Last baby of the year

Baby Steps for New Parents with Tax Questions Claiming eligible credits helps families reduce tax bills By The Tax Institute At H&R Block All babies born in 2013 – even at 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31 – can be claimed by their parents as a dependent and used to qualify for many other child-related tax benefits for tax year… 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

H&R Block welcomes new IRS commissioner

From Kathy Pickering, Vice President, H&R Block Government Relations and Executive Director, The Tax Institute at H&R Block H&R Block, the world’s largest consumer tax preparation company, is pleased to congratulate John Koskinen on his confirmation as the next Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Koskinen has… Read More

H&R Block Responds to Delay, e-file Opens Jan. 31

Today the IRS announced that it would start processing income tax returns on Jan. 31. While this date is much later than the season has started historically, the IRS signaled in October that processing would be delayed because it was not able to complete systems updates during the government shutdown. Given this advance notice, H&R Block has… Read More

Tax Tips Tuesday: Four Moves to Decrease 2013 Tax Liability

By The Tax Institute At H&R Block Making charitable donations, paying some bills early, selling stock for a loss and putting more in retirement accounts in December can help some taxpayers reduce their tax liability. H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) advises on how taxpayers can use these four strategies to lower their 2013 tax bills. There is… 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.