Teresa L. Clark - Corporate Communications

H&R Block Experience: Unicorns, corn dogs and rain – two of these are some of my favorite things. Oh, and of course, taxes are right there at the top of the list. Not knowing the difference between a tax credit and a tax deduction is something many taxpayers struggle with and I admit I used to be able to relate to that kind of financial confusion. Thanks to the tax experts I work with on everything I write, I get to look like I know what I am talking about. My primary responsibilities at H&R Block include writing press releases in – of all things – plain English. This is when not having a tax background comes in handy at H&R Block; if I can’t understand it, most taxpayers won’t understand it either. Interesting info about me: I will probably never get a chance to make an Academy Awards acceptance speech, so please indulge me: First, I want to thank my parents, who never denied me books, pens and paper and encouraged me to write. Away from the office, I like to spend my time with family and friends, whether it is on the golf course, at the shopping mall, or eating sushi. I’m a Jayhawk and a native Kansan through and through, but I tough it out in the wilds of Missouri with many Tiger fans as friends.

Posts by Teresa L. Clark - Corporate Communications

5 Things to Do in December to Cut Your 2012 Tax Bill

Your December to-do list may be long – parties, shopping and general merriment – but consider taking a look at what you can do to make your 2012 tax bill smaller.

Special Tax Rules for Military Personnel

If you’ve served our country, it’s important to understand the different types of pay you receive, eligibility for certain tax breaks, and your filing rules and deadlines.

Recovering From Hurricane Sandy: Your Next Move

Facing property loss or damage in the wake of Hurricane Sandy? Here’s what to do now.

99 Days ‘Til IRS E-file Opens. Three Ways to Make Them Count.

99 days until IRS E-File opens. Make sure you do take these three steps to make them count.

Baby Boomers: Do You Know Your 3 Rs?

Baby Boomers, now is the time to read up on your 3 Rs: Reform, Re-Allocation and Retirement.

Garage Sale Money: Does the IRS Need to Know?

Averaging $4.2 million in weekly revenue, garage sales add up to serious cash. But if your garage sale is among the 165,000 held every week, do you need to report how much you raked in to the IRS?

The ‘Nanny Tax’: Paying Babysitters and Other Household Employees

Having help around the house over the summer can lighten your load, but you need to understand your possible tax responsibilities for paying the babysitter or the person who mows your lawn.

Why Tax Documents Should be in Your Emergency Kit

In your disaster emergency kit – right beside the bottled water and first aid supplies – keep copies of your important tax and financial documents. If you sustain storm-related property loss or damage, these documents will help you determine the amount of the casualty loss for insurance reimbursement and tax purposes, which can help you rebuild your life.

3 Last-Minute Tips for Filing Accurate Tax Returns

Even though the April 17 deadline is just days away, make sure the return you file is accurate — because mistakes can mean smaller refunds and bigger tax bills. Make sure you’re good to go by following these three last-minute tips.

Can’t Pay Your Taxes? File Anyway

The only thing worse than not paying your taxes on time is not filing a tax return by the filing deadline. Here are your options if you can’t pay your taxes by April 17th.