Two Days Left: Getting That Refund, and Fast!

Note: Most federal individual tax returns are due April 15. That’s only two days away! Here are two last minute tips to help you file your return as accurately as possible. If you are due a tax refund, you probably want to know the best way to go about getting it. Of course, the bare […]

Three Days Left: Tax Terminology Explained

Note: Most federal individual tax returns are due April 15. That’s only three days away! Here are three last minute tips to help you file your return as accurately as possible.  There are a few important terms that get thrown around cavalierly at tax time. And, truth be told, they actually sound really similar. So […]

Four Days Left: Where to Get Help

Note: Most federal individual tax returns are due April 15. That’s only four days away! Here are four last minute tips to help you file your return as accurately as possible.  If you are filing your own tax return, you may run into a lot of questions along the way. There are several resources you […]

The World of Mad Men, In Taxes [INFOGRAPHIC]

The AMC series “Mad Men” chronicles Don Draper’s ascension in the world of advertising – from creative director to partner – and all the financial trappings that come along with it. Since the season 7 premiere date (April 13) and tax day (April 15) so nearly coincide, we couldn’t help but take a look at […]

Five Days Left: Start Right

Most federal individual tax returns are due April 15. That’s only five days away! Here are five last minute tips to help you file your return as accurately as possible.  It’s getting down to the wire. Regardless, you shouldn’t rush through your tax return – that’s how people miss things and leave money on the table. […]

Heartbleed and Filing Taxes – What to Know

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 […]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Beating Procrastination and Filing Those Taxes

I have bad news. The good news is that it isn’t new news. (Leer en español.) The deadline to file your tax return to the IRS is April 15. You likely know this. You’ve probably actively looked at the date and thought “I have plenty of time. I’ll do it later. After watching all five seasons […]

Health Care Q&A – Which Parent is Responsible for Kids’ Coverage?

We continue our series on the Affordable Care Act and how it affects you. See all of our Health Care posts for more information.   What are my obligations as a noncustodial parent to obtain health coverage for my children? Will I be penalized if the custodial parent decides to enroll them?       […]

Impulse Buys – What to Know

Ed note: Whether they are big or small, impulse buys can have an effect on your budget and personal wellbeing. Contributor Ginger of Girls Just Wanna Have Funds explains.  Who doesn’t like a little retail therapy after a bad day, or even a good one? But what happens when that therapy veers into being a […]

Applying for an ITIN Number: Get Support from a CAA

Ed note: The Individual Taxpayer Identification Number is an important tool for many people. It allows those without Social Security numbers to file or to be claimed as dependents. However, the process can be arduous. Here are a few ways Certified Acceptance Agents at H&R Block can help. Leer en español.  You know you need an […]