In the News

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

business deduction
May 4th, 2015

Tax Return of the Jedi

Ed note: Warning: what follows is not for the faint of heart. But, if you love talking taxes or frequent the Wookieepedia boards, then you are in for a treat. Enthusiasm for Star Wars has spiked recently with the release of the much-anticipated trailer to the next chapter in the series, The Force Awakens. Both […]

football
Apr 30th, 2015

Tax-Exempt No Longer: The NFL’s Tax History and Future

Ed note: You may have just finished paying a tax bill for 2014, but you know who didn’t? The National Football League. However, Mike Slack (one of our Tax Institute experts) explains how that changed this week.  When most people think about tax-exempt organizations, churches, schools and charities often come to mind. These fall under […]

advance premium tax credit
Apr 13th, 2015

File a Tax Return or Risk Losing Advance Premium Tax Credit

As of April 9, two out of three U.S. taxpayers had already filed their tax returns. Bad news? There are still a third of you out there who may need to file. In fact, estimates show that about 7.5 million taxpayers annually do not file returns but should, based on data received by the IRS. Leer […]

bet
Apr 2nd, 2015

Madness of Gambling in the United States

Ed note: Have you caught basketball fever? It’s around this time of year that gambling – and the tax issues related to it – gets a lot of conversation. While Warren Buffet took his million-dollar prize off the table, you may still be pocketing a nice wad of cash from the office pool or from […]

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 […]