H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 20 cents per share, payable Oct. 1, 2014, to shareholders of record as of Sept. 9, 2014.
The October 1 dividend payment will mark H&R Block's 208th consecutive quarterly… Read More
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
If the divorce is final
Your federal filing status depends on your marital… 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.