Behind the Block

An inside look at what goes on behind closed doors at H&R Block.

1040
Mar 6th, 2014

A Day in the Life of Your H&R Block Tax Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]

In a lot of ways, the tax professionals at H&R Block are just like you and me. They have families, a commute to work and lots of meetings. You can find these tax pros everywhere from Maine to Arizona, Canada to Australia. They might go into work at 7 a.m. or stay until 9 p.m. […]

amend
Feb 15th, 2014

IRS Updates: Code 1121 and an Increased Number of Returns [VIDEO]

The IRS issued a couple important notices this week, and we wanted to share the information with you. First, it is no exaggeration when we say the IRS is busy. As of Feb. 7, the agency had received more than 27.3 million tax returns, an increase of 2.5% compared to last year. So far, 19.5 […]

credits
Feb 14th, 2014

A Valentine’s Day Only a Tax Pro Could Love

Ed note: We rely on our experts at The Tax Institute a lot. They break down complicated filing statuses, interpret messages from the IRS and much more. So when they sent us along this unexpected Valentine’s Day story, we just couldn’t say no to our friends. Plus, it made us go “awwww.”  Janine and Timothy […]

budget
Feb 11th, 2014

H&R Block Offers New Educational Program in L.A.

Talking about taxes may seem like a complicated subject for many people. Nevertheless, its relevance in our lives, especially for the Latino community, is more than we imagine. Leer en español. H&R Block has begun a new educational campaign, “Get Ready!” (¡Prepárate!). The goal is to provide tax and financial advice. It launched through a partnership between […]

Richard Gartland
Feb 10th, 2014

H&R Block Tax Pro Featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show [VIDEO]

You’ve seen H&R Block tax professional Richard Gartland dodge a billion dollars falling from the sky, rattle off a list of slang terms for money and get pelted in a rainstorm. Now see what happens when The Ellen DeGeneres Show gets into Richard’s ear as part of its tried-and-true hidden camera prank. This segment originally […]

advice
Jan 31st, 2014

The H&R Block Tax Pro: A Multi-talented, Multitasking Machine

You won’t often see H&R Block tax professionals wearing actual, physical hats. They leave such fashion statements to the celebrity experts. But each H&R Block tax pro wears a number of metaphorical hats on a daily basis. There is rarely a typical day for a tax pro during season, but there are a number of […]