You may have heard about a security flaw called “the Heartbleed bug” that is affecting various websites. You may also be wondering what it means for people electronically filing tax returns. Here’s what you need to know: Is H&R Block affected by the Heartbleed bug? We have found no risk to client data from this […]
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There’s been quite a buzz around Bitcoin as of late. Congress held hearings about the virtual currency last fall and Newsweek claimed to have identified its creator. However, arguably the biggest news came from the IRS today, which announced that virtual currencies will be treated as property for U.S. federal tax purposes. This clears up […]
Ed note: At H&R Block we are always keeping on top of tax law and new financial policies, so of course we paid close attention to the President’s speech last night. Here’s a few details on a new retirement account he proposed. The annual State of the Union address. It’s a lot of clapping, a […]
Today, the IRS announced that 2013 e-file will open on Jan. 31, 2014. This date is later than the agency historically begins processing tax returns. Why the delay? We heard from the IRS back in October that the government shutdown would cause a delay to the start of the filing season. What does it mean […]
Ed note: Sure, the idea of hosting all your family and friends for an unforgettable turkey feast with all the finest trimmings sounds great. Your guests will thank you but your wallet won’t. Our friend David Ning is here to help you have the perfect Thanksgiving while cutting some financial corners. Thanksgiving started out as […]