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News Release -
H&R Block and ACORN Media Conference Call Notice
KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 12, 2005--H&R Block
What: Media conference call -- H&R Block and ACORN will be
announcing 2005 key programs and provide a partnership
When: Conference Call, January 13 (Thursday), 1:00-1:30 p.m. EST
Press release distribution prior to call: Jan. 13,
10:00 a.m. EST
Optional RSVP(a): 1-800-362-9317
(a) Reservation not required for call, but greatly
Who: Johnny Clark and Jordan Ash with ACORN and Murray Walton
with H&R Block will be available to answer questions about
the 2005 programs
To email questions in advance, send to email@example.com.
In June 2004, H&R Block and the Association of Community
Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) aligned to create and execute
programs designed to maximize tax refunds and promote low-cost filing
options for consumers seeking to get their money faster.
The three-year alliance will focus on increasing awareness of tax
credits and government benefit programs among low-income taxpayers.
H&R Block will provide tax and financial expertise and funding to
develop educational materials, and ACORN will implement programs using
those materials in select communities via its local chapters.
The announcement tomorrow will focus on the launch of an Earned
Income Tax Credit (EITC) grassroots campaign, and enhancements to
disclosures on the cost and speed of refund options.
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now is the
nation's largest community organization of low- and moderate-income
families, with over 150,000 member families organized into 750
neighborhood chapters in 65 cities across the country. Since 1970
ACORN has taken action and won victories on issues of concern to its
members. Priorities include better housing for first time homebuyers
and tenants, living wages for low-wage workers, more investment in
communities from banks and governments, and better public schools.
ACORN achieves these goals by building community organizations that
have the power to win changes through direct action, negotiation,
legislation, and voter participation.
About H&R Block
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2005, H&R Block Inc.
(www.hrblock.com) is a diversified company with subsidiaries that
deliver tax services and financial advice, investment and mortgage
services, and business accounting and consulting services. H&R Block
empowers clients to make tax and financial decisions by providing a
unique combination of tax services, financial information and advice,
and related products and services. The company's mission is to help
clients achieve their tax and financial objectives by serving as their
tax and financial partner.
As the world's largest tax services company, in 2004 H&R Block
served more than 21 million clients in the U.S. and 12 countries. H&R
Block Financial Advisors Inc. offers investment services and
securities products. With approximately 1,000 financial advisors
serving clients at approximately 270 branch offices, H&R Block
Financial Advisors Inc. is a member NYSE, SIPC, a registered
broker-dealer and investment advisor. H&R Block Inc. is not a
registered broker-dealer and is not a registered investment advisor.
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CONTACT: H&R Block
Janine Smiley, 816-932-4871
SOURCE: H&R Block