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Need for Extra Cash, Tax Implications of Dipping into Savings Top 2013 List of Taxpayer Dilemmas

Top five taxpayer questions range from canceled debt to military residency issues To get the pulse of how taxpayers see their financial situations, all one has to do is step inside one of the 11,000 H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) offices or scroll through the help section on its At Home solution. As the 2013 tax season comes to a close, The Tax… Read More


Can’t file on time? Not sure it’s right? Don’t settle for less – H&R Block offers free tax extension filing

For those who abhor deadlines, but also like something free, H&R Block is coming to their aid. Now through the April 15 tax filing deadline, all participating H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) locations and At Home online are offering free tax extension filing. But, don’t think an extension to file also means an extension to pay. Almost half of… Read More


Audit Worries Shouldn’t Keep Taxpayers From Taking Valid Tax Breaks

H&R Block Advises Taxpayers Timely Response to IRS Notices Could Mean Tax Savings The federal government estimates it has a $450 billion tax gap (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 suspected of having underpaid. In 2011, 7.4 percent of… Read More


The Real Gamble is not Paying Taxes on March Madness Windfalls

H&R Block gives the tax facts on gambling winnings March Madness’ bracketology is not only a distraction for many while they should be working, but it also is a hotbed of betting with an estimated $80 million to $90 million wagered legally in Nevada and another $2.5 billion in bets made in office pools and other wagers. H&R Block… Read More


H&R Block Continues to Champion Its Tax Professionals

The case filed by H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) in the U.S. District Court for Western Missouri will continue despite the court's decision to not grant a preliminary injunction against Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) for the alleged unlawful misuse of the H&R Block brand and trademark as well as unfair disparagement of the H&R Block tax… Read More


H&R Block Reports U.S. Tax Volume Through Feb. 28; Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Earnings Ended Jan. 31

H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, today released U.S. tax volume through Feb. 28 and fiscal 2013 third quarter earnings ended Jan. 31. As a result of significant tax legislation being passed shortly before the traditional start of the tax season and the resulting delay in opening the Internal… Read More


H&R Block Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

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 April 1, 2013, to shareholders of record as of March 18, 2013. The April 1 dividend payment will mark H&R Block's 202nd consecutive quarterly… Read More


Kathy PickeringKathy Pickering, Executive Director of The Tax Institute at H&R Block

Implementing the Affordable Care Act: Education, Enrollment and the taxpayer

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is kicking into high gear in 2013 with significant implications for Americans, their health care – and their annual tax return. The Tax Institute at H&R Block this month has launched a series of conversations aimed at helping policymakers, state administrators, businesses and taxpayers… Read More


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DoSomething.org and H&R Block Combine Humor and Education in New Teen-Focused Personal Finance Campaign

Billboard chart topper, Far East Movement, asks teens to share ‘The Craziest Thing I Did To Save Money’ The topic of teens and money is no laughing matter: only four states require at least a one-semester course in personal finance for high school graduation[1], three in four students say they don’t know enough about personal finance and… Read More


If You’ve Done Your Taxes Yourself, It’s not Too Late to Get Another Look at Your Return Free at H&R Block

Even if you’ve already filed with TurboTax®, H&R Block tax professionals can look for missed credits or deductions This tax season, there were approximately 1,000 changes to the federal individual income tax code. Throw in almost 4,400 state changes and one can start to get a picture why going it alone could be a daunting task. To… 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.