Tag: taxes

Tax Tips for Taxpayers Living Abroad

Ed note: Filing your taxes often comes down to a series of important choices – filing jointly or separately? Claiming the standard deduction or itemizing? It’s no different for expatriate Americans, but the choices vary significantly from current residents. Evan White breaks down one of the key choices each expat filer will have to consider. […]

Get Last-Minute Help Filing Your Tax Return [VIDEO]

The deadline to file your 2013 tax return is tomorrow, April 15, 2014. (For most people, at least. You may have longer if you live abroad or serve in the military and meet certain qualifications.) We wanted to highlight some of the best places to get help from H&R Block in our weekly digest video. […]

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 […]

Test Your Financial Literacy [QUIZ]

April is Financial Literacy Month. This topic is obviously very close to our hearts since Block Talk focuses on sharing actionable financial knowledge and works to help simplify your financial life. Some of the key financial issues everyone encounters are: where to spend, how much to save, how to use credit and filing taxes. We’ve […]