H&R Block (ticker: HRB, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
ADDING MULTIMEDIA H&R Block's TaxCut Software Heads into the Tax Season with Kingston USB Flash Drive
KANSAS CITY, Mo. & FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan.
30, 2007--For the second year in a row, H&R Block(R) (NYSE: HRB), the
world's largest tax services provider, and Kingston Technology
Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, are
delivering tax software on a customized Kingston(R) 256MB
DataTraveler(R) USB Flash drive.
This innovative concept of delivering TaxCut Premium Federal +
State 2006 on a USB drive gives taxpayers a convenient, portable and
solid value for their tax preparation. Offered at $39.99, the software
and USB drive combo is available now at major electronics and office
supplies stores, plus mass retailers throughout the U.S.
"H&R Block long ago established itself as the leader in helping
customers with their tax preparation solutions every year," stated
Derek Swords, software product director at H&R Block. "And, now we're
the first in the industry to offer our innovative and
consumer-friendly tax software on a USB drive. TaxCut Premium Federal
+ State software includes all the tools necessary to prepare simple
and complex returns - including those for small businesses filing more
complicated returns. TaxCut Premium Federal + State also offers
guidance to help customers maximize deductions, report investment
income and maximize business tax savings," Sword continued. "Once
their taxes are completed, customers can use the Kingston DataTraveler
as a portable storage drive for photographs, music and documents."
"It's a vote of confidence for Kingston's custom content-on-card
program to work with H&R Block again this year," said Rick Webb,
director, consumer market group, Kingston. "Our experience and
heritage in memory products has earned the trust of major companies
such as H&R Block. We feel certain this campaign will be a huge win
for the consumer."
The 256MB DataTraveler USB drive customized with the H&R Block
logo, both PC and Mac compatible, is ideal for home, business and
school use. Simply connect the drive to an available USB port on a
computer, laptop or other device. The TaxCut software icon appears;
double click and follow the installation instructions.
About H&R Block Digital Tax Solutions
H&R Block Digital Tax Solutions develops and publishes consumer
financial and personal productivity software and online programs for
the leader in tax preparation and services. Titles include the H&R
Block TaxCut family of software products -- TaxCut Premium, Premium +
State and Premium + State + E-File and TaxCut Home & Business -- as
well as TaxCut Online tax preparation programs -- TaxCut Basic +
E-File, TaxCut Premium + E-File and TaxCut Premium + State + E-File.
In addition, H&R Block Digital Tax Solutions include H&R Block
Signature and H&R Block Online Office. All TaxCut and H&R Block
digital products and programs can be found at taxcut.com and
About H&R Block, Inc.
H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB), headquartered in Kansas City, MO., is
a leading provider of tax, financial, mortgage, accounting and
business consulting services and products. H&R Block is the world's
largest tax services provider, having prepared more than 400 million
tax returns since 1955. The company operates in four principal
business segments: Tax Services (income tax preparation and advice via
in-office, online and software solutions); Mortgage Services
(non-prime mortgage originations and loan servicing); Business
Services (tax, accounting and consulting services for midsized
businesses); and Consumer Financial Services (investment and financial
advisory services, retail mortgage loans and banking services). For
more information visit our Online Press Center at www.hrblock.com.
About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world's largest
independent manufacturer of memory products. With manufacturing
facilities operating in Fountain Valley, California; Malaysia; Taiwan;
and China, Kingston supports all memory processing functions from
receipt of wafer through to completed module. Kingston serves a
network of distributors, OEMs, and retail customers in more than 3,000
locations worldwide. For more information, please call (800) 337-8410,
or visit www.kingston.com.
Kingston and the Kingston logo are registered trademarks of
Kingston Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. All other marks
may be the property of their respective titleholders.
CONTACT: H&R Block
Denise Sposato, 816-854-4547
Kingston Technology Co., Inc.
Claudia Martinez, 714-427-3821
SOURCE: H&R Block