H&R Block (ticker: HRB, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
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Is a Haircut a Job-Hunting Expense? H&R Block Answers Tax Questions
for FreeCompany Lends Expertise of 1,000 Tax Pros to Answer Tax Questions OnlineKANSAS CITY, MO, Feb 01, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Along with new calendars, resolutions and football playoffs, January
and February bring something many Americans dread: tax time. As
taxpayers start receiving W-2s, collecting receipts and organizing
tax documents, confusion often sets in. To help, H&R Block (NYSE:
HRB) has assembled a 1,000-member team of tax professionals to
answer tax questions for free online.
"After more than 50 years preparing taxes, H&R Block knows that when
it comes to taxes, people have questions. Lots and lots of questions,"
said Robert Turtledove, chief marketing officer for H&R Block. "By
offering easy access to answers, H&R Block hopes to reduce confusion
and give people confidence that they are getting their taxes done
This free service is available to assist people during tax season
with the quick answers and accurate direction they need. More than
43,000 answers have already been provided in response to consumer
questions. And, knowing people are bound to have tax-related issues
like a move, job change or birth of a child after April 15, the H&R
Block service will be available year-round so tax questions can be
addressed when they happen.
The Get It Right(SM) Community hosts the service and leverages the
expertise of H&R Block tax professionals nationwide. Responding tax
professionals represent a breadth of expertise and are committed to
providing answers in plain English to avoid further confusing
consumers with tax jargon. Questions can be submitted via computer or
iPhone through the H&R Block Tax Answers App. Most will be answered
within 24 hours. Tax calculators, an office locator and access to
useful widgets and other tax preparation tools are also available
through the Get It Right(SM) Community.
"Our goal is to reduce confusion and help taxpayers make the most of
the deductions and credits available to them. Whether that's done by
sharing our expertise on a tax question, through our H&R Block At
Home(TM) online and software products, or in one of our more than
11,000 offices nationwide -- that's why we're here," Turtledove said.
For taxpayers looking for more in-depth tax preparation support,
hrblock.com can help locate an office or match taxpayers with a tax
professional. Additional details about Best of Both(SM) and H&R Block
At Home(TM), a suite of straightforward and simple-to-use,
do-it-yourself tax solutions, also are available.
About H&R Block
H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is the world's preeminent tax services
provider, having prepared more than 500 million tax returns since
1955. In fiscal 2009, H&R Block had annual revenues of $4.1 billion
and prepared more than 24 million tax returns worldwide, utilizing
more than 100,000 highly trained tax professionals. The Company
provides tax return preparation services in person, through H&R Block
At Home(TM) online and desktop software products, and through other
channels. The Company is also one of the leading providers of
business services through RSM McGladrey. For more information visit
our Online Press Center at www.hrblock.com.
SOURCE: H & R Block