In the News

Taxes in the headlines, from pop culture to current events.

announcement
Mar 12th, 2015

Disappearing Dollars: Claim Your 2011 Refund ASAP

Did you file a tax return for 2011? (It was due April 15, 2012.) Don’t worry; we aren’t here to get you into any trouble. In fact, we just want to help get your money back. Leer en español. The IRS has $1 billion in refunds waiting for an estimated 1 million taxpayers who didn’t […]

help
Mar 6th, 2015

Tax Identify Theft Fraud: How H&R Block is Looking Out For You

Ed note: It’s National Consumer Protection Week, and these days you might feel like you need a lot more protection – from phishing schemes, identity theft and more. H&R Block CEO Bill Cobb is taking this opportunity to shine a spotlight on tax identity theft fraud. You don’t have to search too hard to hear about […]

aca
Mar 3rd, 2015

Health Care Tax Form Error Impacts 800,000 – Are You Affected?

If you had health insurance coverage through a Marketplace plan in 2014, you should have received a new tax form – the 1095-A. The 1095-A reports information you will use to complete your tax return, most importantly in reconciling your Advance Premium Tax Credit or determining your Premium Tax Credit. Leer en español. Unfortunately, 800,000 […]

consumer protection
Mar 2nd, 2015

Know the Facts: Common Tax Scams

Your phone rings. You look at the screen. It has a number you don’t recognize, but the caller ID appears as “IRS.” Your heart leaps into your throat. What could be wrong? You answer. Leer en español. The person on the phone tells you they’re with the IRS, they may even give a badge number. They begin […]

Affordable Care Act
Jan 20th, 2015

Tax Refund Delay: Separating Fact from Fiction

Did you hear that tax refunds were going to be delayed until October? Yeah, that’s false. An article on a satirical website last fall fueled controversy that taxpayers wouldn’t get their refunds until many, many months after filing. It isn’t true. However, the Commissioner of the IRS has made comments that may make it seem […]

help
Jan 16th, 2015

Smart Filing: How to Avoid Being a Tax Scam Victim [VIDEO]

Now that tax season is upon us (e-file opens Jan. 20!), you may see signs and storefronts popping up to offer you wonderful refunds without any knowledge of your situation, or they may even promise you a refund within 24 hours. Be careful when you see this. Leer en español. Here are seven tips to […]