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H&R Block CEO Applauds Congressional Action To Stem Improper Payments »

December 17, 2014 at 11:10AM PST | Source: H&R Block

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/17/14 -- H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, today announced its strong support for new legislation directing the Treasury Department to implement uniform standards for taxpayers claiming refundable credits. President Barack Obama signed the legislation into law yesterday.
"It makes no sense to have different documentation requirements and fail to screen for fraud at every opportunity. This legislation is a huge step forward and will do much to help achieve the legitimate goals of covered tax credits while at the same time reducing improper payments that result from fraud or complexity by those claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit or other refundable credits," said Bill Cobb, H&R Block President and CEO...

H&R Block Reminds Consumers Of Deadline To Enroll In Health Insurance Coverage »

December 15, 2014 at 8:58AM PST | Source: H&R Block

Licensed Health Care Advisors to Help Clients Activate Coverage for Jan. 1 by Enrolling by Dec. 15
KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/12/14 -- H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, reminds taxpayers that Monday, December 15, 2014 is the last day to enroll in health insurance coverage that will be effective on January 1, 2015. Most taxpayers will need to have health insurance coverage for 2015 to avoid a potential tax penalty when they file their taxes in 2016.
For the second year, H&R Block is offering nationwide health insurance enrollment services through its partnership with GoHealth. H&R Block's enrollment services, free of charge, help consumers understand their options, apply for the Advance Premium Tax Credit and select and enroll in health insurance coverage...

Jackson Hewitt(R) Introduces New Consumer Promise: "Working Hard For The Hardest Working(SM)" »

December 12, 2014 at 10:38AM PST | Source: Jackson Hewitt Tax Service

Guarantees the Biggest Refunds and Plans to Provide Solutions Beyond Tax Preparation to Improve the Year-Round Financial Health And Well-Being of Its Clients
PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In advance of the 2015 tax season, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® is reintroducing itself to America with a new consumer promise to the hardest working American families seeking help, guidance and support to navigate the complex tax and health care code for this tax season and beyond. On the heels of the Labor Department's report on the recent jump in hourly wages, Jackson Hewitt is committing to helping Americans hold on to these important pay gains with the promise of getting them the biggest refund they deserve and 100% accuracy guaranteed.
This new promise will come to life in Jackson Hewitt's 6,300 locations and in its new online and mobile experiences...

Jackson Hewitt® Introduces New Consumer Promise: "Working Hard For The Hardest Working(SM)" »

December 10, 2014 at 6:54AM PST | Source: Jackson Hewitt Tax Service

Guarantees the Biggest Refunds and Plans to Provide Solutions Beyond Tax Preparation to Improve the Year-Round Financial Health And Well-Being of Its Clients
PARSIPPANY, N.J. - December 10, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - In advance of the 2015 tax season, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® is reintroducing itself to America with a new consumer promise to the hardest working American families seeking help, guidance and support to navigate the complex tax and health care code for this tax season and beyond. On the heels of the Labor Department’s report on the recent jump in hourly wages, Jackson Hewitt is committing to helping Americans hold on to these important pay gains with the promise of getting them the biggest refund they deserve and 100% accuracy guaranteed...

J.D. Byrider Adds Franchise-industry Veteran Greg Tanner To Its Team »

December 09, 2014 at 9:09AM PST | Source: J.D. Byrider

December 09, 2014 // Franchising.com // Carmel, Ind. - J.D. Byrider Systems, Inc., is pleased to announce Greg Tanner, co-founder of the Tanner Franchise Group, Inc., has joined the company as an advisor. Tanner, who recently retired after nearly 13 years as the national director-franchising for Aaron's, Inc., will work closely with J.D. Byrider's executive leadership to strengthen its brand and to elevate the company to the next level in the franchise industry.
"Greg's experience serving in multiple roles in the franchise industry over the past four decades will help us enhance various initiatives, including identifying new franchisees for the company," said Jack Humbert, vice president franchise sales - finance. "We have implemented several new marketing strategies and initiatives to help not only our brand grow, but also our franchisees...

H&R Block Announces Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Results »

December 09, 2014 at 5:45AM PST | Source: H&R Block

KANSAS CITY, MO  - (Marketwired) - Dec. 08, 2014 - H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, today announced its financial results for the fiscal 2015 second quarter ended October 31, 2014. The company typically reports a second quarter operating loss due to the seasonality of its core U.S. tax business.
Second Quarter 2015 Highlights1
Total revenues increased to $135 million
Seasonal net loss from continuing operations increased 10 percent to $113 million, or $0.41 per share 2Non-GAAP adjusted loss per share3from continuing operations of $0.45Declared 209 th consecutive quarterly dividend
CEO Perspective
"I am pleased with the progress we've made this offseason in preparation for tax season 2015...

Liberty Tax Service Reports Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Results »

December 08, 2014 at 4:20AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Dec 8, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX)

Revenue increased 5.7%, to $7.7 million
Seasonal pretax loss increased to $18.8 million
Adjusted Non-GAAP pretax loss increased to $15.6 million
Adjusted Non-GAAP net loss per share increased to $0.74
Non-recurring costs in the quarter of $3.3 million

Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) (the "Company"), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, today reported a net loss for the second fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2014 of $11.3 million, or $0.89 per share, compared to a net loss of $8.5 million, or $0.66 per share, in the prior year period. On an adjusted basis, the Company reported an adjusted non-GAAP net loss of $0...

It's All About The Refund: H&R Block Empowers Do-It-Yourselfers With New Tools, Boosts Refund »

December 08, 2014 at 4:03AM PST | Source: H&R Block

Solutions Give Taxpayers Real-Time Insight Into Their Refund, up to 10 Percent Bonus on Federal Refund at Select Retailers
KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - Dec. 08, 2014 - H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), premiering its redesigned online and software products today, will offer do-it-yourself filers unrivaled real-time detail and insight into their refund with the new Refund Reveal? tool as well as a bonus on top of their federal refund of up to 10 percent at more than 40 retailers.
Refund Reveal empowers DIYers to understand their refund inside and out
Studies show that 74 percent of DIYers want to understand all the deductions and allowances they are entitled to while 63 percent want to understand what impacts their refund or tax bill at the end of the year...

Fanatical At Liberty - How Liberty Tax Service Is Providing Jobs, Feeding The Hungry, And Transforming Communities »

December 04, 2014 at 6:29AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) is going more than the extra mile to provide jobs, feed the hungry, and empower those who are struggling. As the year winds down, Liberty Tax is gearing up to transform your community.
This year, Liberty Publishing, LLC will launch its first book, Fanatical at Liberty, highlighting the unique culture of Liberty Tax. It reached #1 in Small Business Franchises on Amazon.com! The commitment to give back begins with the "Granddaddy of Taxes," John Hewitt. As the CEO and Founder, Hewitt has a dream to change lives and end world hunger.
In Fanatical at Liberty, hundreds of franchisees, employees and customers tell their stories about Liberty Tax Service's commitment to excellence...

Jesse N. Hill III Brings Award-Winning Business Coaching To San Diego’s North County With The Growth Coach »

December 03, 2014 at 10:54AM PST | Source: The Growth Coach
The Growth Coach Opportunities Available

The Growth Coach of San Diego North County serves San Diego, Cardiff, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos, Vista and Escondido.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 02, 2014 - Jesse Hill has been mentoring and consulting for his entire professional life. From serving as a leader and mentor in the US Navy to consulting a variety of companies in his civilian career, Jesse has valued his role in helping individuals and companies improve and meet their goals. Jesse is now looking forward to bringing that experience to his new business, The Growth Coach of San Diego North County.
The Growth Coach of San Diego North County serves San Diego, Cardiff, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos, Vista and Escondido.
"If you want to positively impact the economy, you have to help create more jobs...

Aundre Pace Brings Corporate Leadership Background To New Growth Coach Franchise »

December 03, 2014 at 8:52AM PST | Source: The Growth Coach
The Growth Coach Opportunities Available

The Growth Coach, the #1 business and sales coaching franchise in the country last year according to Entrepreneur Magazine, opens in Plainfield, IL.
Plainfield, IL (PRWEB) December 02, 2014 - For the last two-and-a-half decades, Aundre Pace has been coaching, guiding and helping his employees with personal and professional growth. Now Pace is looking forward to turning that passion into a business with his new franchise, The Growth Coach of Plainfield and Naperville.
The Growth Coach, the #1 business and sales coaching franchise in the country last year according to Entrepreneur Magazine, is dedicated to helping business leaders, small business owners, sales people and self-employed professionals find success at work and balance in life...

Liberty Tax Service Has The Tools To Help Consumers Meet December 15 Health Insurance Deadline »

December 03, 2014 at 5:07AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

December 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // Virginia Beach, VA – Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) - December 15 is the last day for enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace for coverage that begins on January 1, 2015. Liberty Tax Service has the tools that will help consumers weigh health insurance options, access coverage and meet the deadline.
At many Liberty Tax Service offices, individuals can receive, free of charge, Affordable Care Act (ACA) reviews and help with applying for exemptions. Health insurance agents are available for consultations at many Liberty locations. They can suggest health plans that best suit specific situations and assist in applying for Advance Premium Tax Credits that reduce an individual's out-of-pocket cost for insurance coverage...

J.D. Byrider Names Award Winners At Annual Convention »

December 02, 2014 at 4:55AM PST | Source: J.D. Byrider

Franchise of the Year and President’s Awards Among Honors Bestowed
December 02, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARMEL, Ind. – Leading franchised used car and finance company J.D. Byrider recognized winners of the company’s annual awards at its November convention in Palm Beach, Florida.
The Franchise of the Year winners were chosen in three categories – Single (one location), Mid (two-three locations) and Multiple (more than three locations). The winners were:

Single: Dennis Ange for his location in Euclid, Ohio.
Mid: Mike Burgstone for his locations in Joliet, Glendale Heights, and East Dundee, Illinois.
Multiple: Russ Larson, Jeff Lee and Doug Stewart for their locations in Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Des Moines, Iowa...

Up To One In Six Taxpayers In Jeopardy Of Losing Tax Breaks »

December 01, 2014 at 5:16AM PST | Source: H&R Block

Popular Expired Tax Breaks Provided More Than $87 Billion in Benefits in 2013
KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - Dec. 01, 2014 - Analysis by The Tax Institute, the independent research arm at H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), shows tax benefits for individuals and small businesses that expired in 2013 could impact as many as one in six taxpayers. The Tax Institute estimates five of the more popular expired breaks benefiting individuals delivered more than $87 billion in tax benefits in 2013.
These benefits, that include the state and local sales tax deduction, mortgage insurance premium deduction, educator expenses deduction, tuition and fees deduction and the mortgage debt relief tax benefit, are often referred to as the "extenders" because they are part of proposed legislation that would extend up to 55 tax breaks that expired last year...

The Key Element To Maximize The Sale Of Your Business »

November 26, 2014 at 10:25AM PST | Source: AdviCoach

National Business Coaching and Advisory Firm, Advicoach®, Explains How Creating Systems and Processes Will Boost Your Asking Price
SOUTHBURY, CT - (Marketwired - Nov 26, 2014) - According to BizBuySells, an internet business-for-sale marketplace, in the third quarter of 2014, business owners received the highest percentage of asking price when selling their business since the recession took hold in mid-2008. The market is becoming increasingly more beneficial to the seller, and selling a well run business is becoming more lucrative than it has been in years. Whether you're ready to sell your business or not, it's necessary that your business always be sellable -- making sure that operation can continue without you, the business owner...

H&R Block Launches Free Tools And Resources To Help Taxpayers Navigate Affordable Care Act »

November 24, 2014 at 5:11AM PST | Source: H&R Block

Personalized Tax Calculator Analyzes and Computes Penalties, Tax Credits, Exemptions
KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - November 24, 2014 - H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, will help taxpayers prepare for the biggest change to the tax code in nearly two decades -- the Affordable Care Act (ACA) -- with the launch of free online tools and resources. Consumers will have access to easy-to-understand ACA information, infographics, videos and FAQs; as well as a proprietary tax calculator that analyzes the impact of the ACA on an individual's specific situation. All of these tools and resources are on one site -- http://hrblock.com/acataximpact. This website is dedicated to assisting consumers navigate the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) tax requirements...

Liberty Tax Service To Report Second Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results On December 8, 2014 »

November 21, 2014 at 6:34AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Nov 21, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that it will report its earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 before the market opens on Monday, December 8, 2014. At 8:30 a.m. ET on the same day, the Company will host a conference call to discuss its earnings. To listen to the call, dial 855-611-0856 (domestic) or 518-444-5569 (international), conference ID code 38821048, approximately 10 minutes prior to the start time of the call. The call will also be webcast in a listen-only format. The link to the webcast may be accessed on the Company's investor relations website at www.libertytax.com, under the "About Liberty Tax" tab.
A telephonic replay of the call will be available beginning shortly after the call continuing until Monday, December 15, 2014, by dialing 855-859-2056 (domestic) or 404-537-3406 (international)...

Holiday Safety Tips From Paul Davis To Prevent House Fires »

November 20, 2014 at 9:10AM PST | Source: Paul Davis Restoration
Paul Davis Restoration Opportunities Available

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Nov. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., a national franchise company and leader in property damage for residential and commercial buildings, wants to help make your holiday safer. Winter is the most prevalent season for house fires, but knowing the facts and implementing safety tips will make your holiday more enjoyable and safer for your family.
In 2013, U.S. fire departments responded to a fire every 25 seconds with over 1.2 million fires, which accounted for approximately $11.5 billion in property damage. The holidays are peak time for home fires due to electrical failures, dry trees, space heaters, fireplaces, candles, holiday lights, and cooking equipment. Visit the website at www.nfpa...

H&R Block To Report Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Results December 8 And Hold Investor Conference On December 9 »

November 18, 2014 at 4:04AM PST | Source: H&R Block

KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - November 17, 2014 - H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) will report fiscal 2015 second quarter results after the New York Stock Exchange market close on Monday, December 8. At that time, a copy of the earnings press release will be available on the company's investor relations web site at http://investors.hrblock.com.
At 8:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, December 9, the company will hold its investor conference in New York City. H&R Block's senior leaders will outline the company's strategies and outlook, and provide a general business update including discussion of fiscal 2015 second quarter results.
Analysts and institutional investors interested in attending the conference are required to register before Wednesday, November 26, by contacting Andrea Cook at acook@hrblock...

PRDnationwide Partners With Cancer Council Queensland »

November 14, 2014 at 8:55AM PST | Source: PRD Nationwide

November 14, 2014 // Franchising.com // Newstead, Queensland – PRDnationwide announced a new partnership with Cancer Council Queensland during the real estate franchise network's Principal's Forum, held 10-11 November, at Peppers Salt Resort & Spa in Kingscliff, NSW. To launch the affiliation, PRDnationwide commissioned the "Home Candle," a handmade soy candle with a custom blend of cedarwood and lemongrass. The candle was created as the company's signature settlement gift and is used across the network's 100+ franchise offices and clients.
The candle was inspired by Cancer Council's iconic Candlelight Ceremony used during its Relay for Life events of which PRDnationwide is a Community Supporter.
Of the first 100 candles produced, Candle #1 was reserved and auctioned during the Forum, which hosted owners of PRDnationwide franchise offices across Australia...



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