SOURCE: H & R Block

H & R Block

April 15, 2010 15:39 ET

Media Alert: Fewer Taxpayers Mailing Their Returns; H&R Block Open Late to Help E-Filers

Tax Professionals Available for Last-Minute Tips, Media Interviews

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - April 15, 2010) -  With 66 percent of taxpayers e-filing and not sending their returns by mail, H&R Block's (NYSE: HRB) 11,000 offices will be open late to help clients e-file their returns by midnight.

Reporters looking for last-minute tax stories should skip the post office and visit H&R Block, where we'll be e-filing returns and extensions until the last client is served.

WHAT: H&R Block tax professionals can answer questions about:
   
  • How to file an extension
  • What to do if you can't pay your tax bill
  • Audit triggers.
   
WHEN: Now until the last client is served.
   
WHY: In 2009, 2 in 3 taxpayers e-filed; H&R Block is responding to the growing trend by staying open late.
   
WHO: 100,000 H&R Block tax professionals helping clients -- and reporters getting a last-minute tax story, photos and b-roll.
   
HOW: Contact the H&R Block Media Desk (mediadesk@hrblock.com) at (816) 854-4287.

About H&R Block
H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is the world's preeminent tax services provider, having prepared more than 500 million tax returns since 1955. In fiscal 2009, H&R Block had annual revenues of $4.1 billion and prepared more than 24 million tax returns worldwide, utilizing more than 100,000 highly trained tax professionals. The Company provides tax return preparation services in person, through H&R Block At Home™ online and desktop software products, and through other channels. The Company is also one of the leading providers of business services through RSM McGladrey. For more information, visit our Online Press Center at www.hrblock.com.

Contact Information

  • For Further Information:
    Gene King, 816.854.4287, Email Contact