Behind the Block

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

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 […]

call
Jan 27th, 2014

Last-Minute Tips Before E-File Opens [VIDEO]

Just a few more days before the IRS opens e-file on Friday, Jan. 31. In preparation, we remind you that identity theft is a particular concern this time of year. Also remember to complete your return early if you anticipate any problems or needing to speak with the IRS. Watch the video for even more […]

2013 taxes
Jan 13th, 2014

Meet the H&R Block Social Media Team [VIDEO]

When interacting with a large company online, it’s easy to feel like the people you’re talking to are nameless and faceless. We wanted to change that. The social media team here at H&R Block is available on multiple channels: here (BlockTalk), our community, Facebook, Twitter and more. We do our best to answer your questions, […]

budget
Nov 1st, 2013

What You Should Know About the Emerald Advance

  Update: You can apply for Emerald Advance until Jan. 24, 2014. It’s always good to be prepared – especially this time of year. Unexpected expenses come up –busted pipes, dead batteries, broken appliances and such. And of course, it’s always good to have some extra money around the holidays. That ‘s why we offer […]

aca
Oct 24th, 2013

Health Care Q&A Series

We know that there are many questions about the new health care law. That is why we started the Health Care Q&A series where we post the answers to frequently asked questions here on the blog to help get the word out. The second question in our series focuses on what happens if you just […]