12 Smart Ways to Use a Tax Refund

Ed note: IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has said that the tax return represents the biggest single financial transaction many Americans will complete in the entire year. We know it’s a big deal, and our H&R Block pros work hard to make sure our clients get back their maximum refund. But what should you do with […]

When To File Taxes if You Live Abroad

For those of us living in the U.S. the deadline for filing a tax return is pretty clear. It’s got to be in by April 15 – whether you file the return or file an extension. For U.S. citizens who live or work outside of the country, it can be more complicated. So we created […]

In Love and Tricky Taxes: Filing a Return with a Non-Citizen Spouse [VIDEO]

When two U.S. citizens get married, their tax situation changes. When a U.S. citizen marries a non-citizen, their tax situation gets incredibly complex. Leer en español. If you married a non-citizen, you have to start by determining whether you have a valid marriage for tax purposes. Then, if you have a valid marriage, you must […]

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 […]

Scholarship Resources for Latino Students

Ed note: No matter what you decide to study – or where – higher education can be an expensive endeavor. The total cost (tuition, room and board, fees, etc.) at a four-year public institution can run upwards of $14,000. There are many ways to reduce that cost, but we wanted to shine a light on […]

What is Form 1099-K, and Why Did I Get One?

Ed note: We’ve talked a lot about the brand new 1095-A form that many people are getting this year. However, we’ve also gotten a lot of questions about the 1099-K. This isn’t a new form, but it is one that is showing up in more and more mailboxes as the way we do business changes. […]

The Growing Latino Workforce [INFOGRAPHIC]

By 2050, one in three working Americans will be Latino – meaning they have ancestry from a Latin American country. Today, these folks only represent 16% of the workforce. That’s a big increase in buying power, taxes paid and more. We look at this important part of the economy, including the increasing number of Latino (especially […]

Odes From the Code, Or, Why Nerdy Tax Professionals Are Awesome [VIDEO]

Tax pros are nerds. I don’t mean the pocket-protector-using, plastic-rimmed glasses-wearing stereotype that may come to mind. Come on! It’s 2015! You’d have to get a look at a tax pro’s smartphone apps to really judge their nerdiness. Imagine Shadowmagic instead of CandyCrush or an expense tracker instead of Facebook. I mean, how many people […]

How Much Is Too Much To Spend On Beauty and Fashion?

Ed note: A nail polish here, a cute clutch there, making lots of small purchases on beauty supplies or clothes and accessories can really add up over time. It might be time to take stock of that spending and learn how to keep it in check.  Does it seem like no matter how much you […]

3 Rules for Getting Paid to Write Freelance

Ed note: Do what you love, and make money doing it, may sound too cliché to be true. However, for some writers, the freelance market means they can pen posts about subjects they’re passionate about and be paid a nice price. The trick just might be getting started. The Internet as we know it today […]