What Should I Do About My Credit Ahead of Applying for a Mortgage?

Ed note: Interest is a tricky thing. The difference between a loan with 4% interest and 5% interest sounds so small, but it can mean big dollars over many years. Here are some tips from Credit Karma for making sure you’re able to keep that interest number as low as possible when you buy a […]

Expat Tax Q&A: Do I Really Have to File?

Ed note: H&R Block Expat Tax Services is a highly specialized team of tax attorneys, CPAs and enrolled agents whose singular focus is expat tax preparation for Americans abroad. These tax situations can be very complex, so we are featuring some answers to common questions here. Today’s post focuses on general reporting requirements. Remember that […]

Earth Day: Save Some Green [INFOGRAPHIC]

Doing what’s right for the environment this Earth Day can also be beneficial for your wallet and your tax return. Of course, it’s good to use generally reduce, reuse and recycle, but if there’s a tax break for it too, we’re here to make sure you take advantage! Click to view larger image Like this infographic? […]

3 Types of Insurance You May Not Have — But Should Consider

Ed note: Insurance can be a useful tool, but with so many different kinds of insurance, it’s difficult to know what you need or not. Betterment has identified three types of insurance that you may have overlooked but are worth spending money on.  Scan a hospital bill for the cost breakdown for services. The difference […]

Smart Ways to Invest Your Refund [VIDEO]

Well, for most of us, tax season is over. Were you one of the lucky ones to get a refund? Congratulations! Now, do you know what to do with that money? Our Más con H&R Block contributor Jeannette Kaplun has some ideas about how to spend that refund wisely. Whether you choose to pay your credit card […]

Did You Know: Wacky Tax Deductions

There are a lot of urban legends about things the IRS allows you to deduct. For instance, you cannot pay an arsonist to burn down your business and deduct the payment to them as a “consulting fee.” (Someone actually tried this.) Leer en español. You cannot deduct the cost of an air-conditioned hotel room if […]

Sharing The Importance Of Education With Your Kids

Ed note: Did you always consider education to be important? For many of us, it’s difficult to see the value of education until you’re through with it. Jeannette Kaplun is teaching her children the importance of learning while they are still young. Here’s how she does it. Leer en español. My parents always told me […]

Tax Season Commonly Asked Questions

Ed note: When you file with H&R Block online, you never have to file alone. All of our products come with tax support options that allow you to chat or email one of our professionals with questions. Another great thing about that is it allows us to see trends and patterns – common issues that […]

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 […]

Best Resources To Help File a Last-Minute Return by Yourself

Ed note: It’s not *wrong* to wait until the last minute to file your tax return. But it can make it very difficult to get help when some of the normal avenues are incredibly busy. The IRS is only handling about 40% of calls coming from taxpayers. So where can you get help? Here are […]