H&R Block is a tax services provider, founded in 1955 by Henry W. Bolch and Richard A. Bolch with a goal of providing remarkable client service and a vow to uphold their work. They have presence in all of the 50 states of the US and other US territories and military bases around the world.
They serve taxpayers with more than 12000 retail offices and employ about 9000 bilingual tax professionals and client service professionals. Also, they have been serving clients with do-it-yourself digital tax for over 15 years. They employ almost 80000 highly trained tax professionals from all over the States. Their tax experts have entry to The Tax Institute at H&R Block, staffed principally by CPAs, Enrolled Agents, tax lawyers and previous IRS agents. H&R Block’s clients are served by highly trained tax professionals with over ten years of experience and hours of training. The tax professional’s progress is evaluated through a certification program which contains 14 levels. They must complete at least 15 hours of education per year.
H&R Block helps students increase financial fitness through a program called H&R Block Dollars & Sense. Since 2009 H&R Block Money & Sense donated more than 3$ million for scholarships. It helps teachers, parents and students get some financial education.
During the last year, H&R Block and its associates donated about 800$ million to the United Way, which provides free tax preparation and helps billions of people by getting their money back in tax refunds. H&R Block proudly supports United Way on their way to create long lasting changes to different communities around the world.
You can choose to file Online on their programs and compare their products to get the best of your personal situations, go on a Basic account for simple tax situations, Deluxe if you’re planning on investing your money or Premium if you are self-employed and need help with your tax calculations. You can also file in an office and get to work with a highly trained tax professional and get advice from them. Also, a software for their product is available on their website. As for registration online, you can choose between Basic, Deluxe or Premium. They also have a Premium & Business option, which is great for small business owners, or State Editions allowing you to import your federal data. You can also find their mobile apps including MyBlock, Tax Preparation and Emerald Card. All three of them can be found on the App Store for IOS phones and on Google Play for android.
Emerald Card is a prepaid card that helps you get refunds and pay checks or use it everywhere a MasterCard is accepted. You can open an account and get your prepaid card for free, load it with money anytime and have faster access to it. Their Emerald Card app and their website help you check your balances and transactions easily. It has no fees at all, whether annual or monthly. It is also free to call their customer service which you can use anytime if you have questions or doubts.
They also have a tax calculator which helps you estimate your tax refunds and healthcare; that is also free and doesn’t require any fees. You can check the Q/A section, talk to a professional or even talk to the H&R Block community, which is a small forum provided by the company to give the opportunity for customers to talk to each other.