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Liberty Tax Service Announces Fiscal 2016 First Quarter Results »

August 28, 2015 at 5:15AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired) - August 28, 2015 - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) (the "Company"), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, today reported results for the first quarter ended July 31, 2015.
"I am pleased with our sales efforts thus far, the progress we are making to expand our office count, and our ability to engage closely with our franchisees and area developers to improve return counts in existing offices," said John Hewitt, CEO. "We have developed several new pilot programs and continue to see progress and expansion with our SiempreTax brand."
As a seasonal business, the Company typically reports a loss in the first quarter when revenues are low and costs are ramping up to drive growth in the following tax season...

Malcolm Tyson Launches Growth Coach Franchise In Central Maryland »

August 27, 2015 at 9:46AM PDT | Source: The Growth Coach

The Growth Coach is the largest provider of affordable group coaching workshops in the nation. This local franchise serves Upper Marlboro and Bowie as well as Prince George’s, Anne Arundel and Howard counties.
(PRWEB) August 27, 2015 - Malcolm Tyson has always had a passion for helping others. As he worked his way through his educational and professional careers, that passion grew into a love for helping businesses be strong, sound and financially successful. Now his passions are growing once more as Tyson launches his own small business, The Growth Coach of Central Maryland.
The Growth Coach is the largest provider of affordable group coaching workshops in the nation, but coaches also offer one-to-one coaching services, remote coaching delivered via phone and web, and coaching for special projects as well as alternative financing, business valuation services, sales mapping and more...

H&R Block To Release Fiscal First Quarter Results September 1 »

August 21, 2015 at 6:18AM PDT | Source: H&R Block

KANSAS CITY, MO  - (Marketwired) - August 21, 2015 - H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, will report fiscal 2016 first quarter results on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 after the New York Stock Exchange market close. At that time, a copy of the press release will be available on the company's investor relations website at http://investors.hrblock.com.
A conference call for analysts, institutional investors, and shareholders will be held at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. During the conference call the company will discuss fiscal 2016 first quarter results, future outlook and a general business update. To access the call, please dial the number below approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time:
U...

ATAX To Expand Award-Winning Tax Services In Augusta »

August 20, 2015 at 8:26AM PDT | Source: ATAX

Local Entrepreneurs Sign Agreement with ATAX to Open Two New Offices
August 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // AUGUSTA, Ga. – ATAX, the leading three-in-one tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll franchise, has signed an agreement with local entrepreneurs Rosa Graham and Donna Schreiber to open two new offices in the Augusta area.
Graham and Schreiber are planning fall 2015 openings for both of their new locations. The duo’s first ATAX office, located in Martinez, Georgia, opened in 2013 and is now one of the most successful ATAX offices in the nation. Together, Schreiber and Graham have a combined 44 years of tax and accounting experience.
“We are thrilled to be expanding to serve more clients in Augusta and the surrounding areas,” said Schreiber, who worked alongside Graham at another national tax preparation brand for 13 years before the two decided to become business partners...

H&R Block Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend »

August 20, 2015 at 6:36AM PDT | Source: H&R Block

KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - August 20, 2015 - H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 20 cents per share, payable October 1, 2015, to shareholders of record as of September 9, 2015.
The October 1 dividend payment will mark H&R Block's 212th consecutive quarterly dividend since the company went public in 1962.
About H&R Block
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is the world's largest consumer tax services provider. More than 680 million tax returns have been prepared worldwide by and through H&R Block since 1955. In fiscal 2015, H&R Block had annual revenues of nearly $3.1 billion with 24...

Liberty Tax Service To Report First Quarter Fiscal 2016 Results On August 28, 2015 »

August 18, 2015 at 4:12AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Aug 17, 2015) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that it will report its earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 before the market opens on Friday, August 28, 2015. 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 4280497, 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" tab.
A telephonic replay of the call will be available beginning shortly after the call continuing until Friday, September 4, 2015, by dialing 855-859-2056 (domestic) or 404-537-3406 (international)...

United Real Estate Selects DocuSign To Streamline Digital Transactions For Agents And Clients »

August 17, 2015 at 4:20AM PDT | Source: United Real Estate

August 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, MO. - United® Real Estate, a fast-growing urban-centric real estate company, announced it has standardized on DocuSign, Inc. (DocuSign®) for Digital Transaction Management (DTM). Solving a common pain for agents and homebuyers alike, DocuSign will help United Real Estate agents and their clients complete complex real estate transactions more quickly, easily and securely – anytime, anywhere, on any device. The partnership extends United Real Estate’s commitment to sustainability, one of its key mission points.
“At United Real Estate we look to align with businesses that think differently about opportunities, technology and ways to succeed in real estate – businesses that can help connect the moving pieces of a real estate transaction to make the experience great for our agents and their clients,” said Peter Giese, President, United Real Estate...

J.D. Byrider Opens Second Franchise In Richmond »

August 10, 2015 at 6:55AM PDT | Source: J.D. Byrider

August 10, 2015 // Franchising.com // Richmond, Va. – J.D. Byrider, the nation’s leading used car sales franchise, has opened a second dealership in Richmond at 4505 W. Broad St. The new location is the sixth J.D. Byrider dealership in Virginia, and it is the second Virginia dealership for franchisee Craig Baker. Baker opened Richmond’s first J.D. Byrider in 2012.
“Richmond has proven to be an outstanding area to expand the J.D. Byrider brand,” said Baker. “My staff and I are dedicated to bringing the same level of service and experience to this new dealership and helping customers with less-than-perfect credit find dependable, affordable vehicles.”
The 2,500 square-foot location will offer used car sales, two service bays, affordable pricing on parts and labor and a 24–month/24,000-mile service agreement on all cars purchased...

H&R Block Bank Divestiture Transaction Receives Regulatory Approvals »

August 05, 2015 at 6:24AM PDT | Source: H&R Block

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwired) - August 05, 2015 -

Company expects to close its bank divestiture transaction with BofI Federal Bank ("BofI") no later than September 30, 2015
Company expects that shortly after closing, H&R Block will cease to be regulated as a savings and loan holding company
Net, ongoing financial impact of transaction expected to dilute H&R Block earnings by approximately $0.08 to $0.10 per share annually beginning in fiscal year 2016. Additionally, one-time charges of approximately $0.02 to $0.03 per share expected to be incurred in fiscal year 2016. All per share amounts are based on current fully diluted shares outstanding

H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, today announced that H&R Block, H&R Block Bank and BofI have received regulatory approvals from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) to proceed with the purchase and assumption agreement previously announced on April 10, 2014...

Scalzo Group Real Estate Joins Real Living Real Estate Brokerage Network »

August 05, 2015 at 6:05AM PDT | Source: Real Living Real Estate

Bethel, CT-based brokerage now operates as Real Living Scalzo Group Real Estate
BETHEL, Conn. - August 05, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Real Living Real Estate, one of the nation's leading real estate franchisors and a member of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage networks, today announced that Scalzo Group Real Estate has joined the network operating as Real Living Scalzo Group Real Estate. The brokerage serves Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties.
Broker Adrienne Qui said, “Our affiliation provides the innovative tools, resources and technology platform that will help our agents better serve clients. We’re excited to leverage the Real Living brand and forward-thinking business mindset that, in today’s real estate market, will provide the best value package for our agents and customers...

Paul Davis Offers Tips To Minimize Property Damage And Health Risks This Flood Season »

July 29, 2015 at 9:44AM PDT | Source: Paul Davis Restoration
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Many Threats To People And Property Remain After A Flood Occurs
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. (PRWEB) July 29, 2015 - This year, the threat of flooding is higher in many areas of North America due to record-setting precipitation levels this spring. And, where there is water, mold is not far behind. Paul Davis, a leading provider of property restoration services for residential and commercial property, offers tips for protecting against water and mold damage. Paul Davis is regularly called on to handle these types of emergencies, although much of the damage is avoidable if preventive steps are taken before the flood occurs.
“This time of year, Paul Davis receives many water-related calls from property owners,” said Rich Wilson, president and CEO of Paul Davis...

Threat Of West Coast Wildfires Extends Beyond The Flames »

July 29, 2015 at 6:50AM PDT | Source: Paul Davis Restoration
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Paul Davis offers tips for protecting people and property in 2015.
JACKSONVILLE, FL (PRWEB) July 29, 2015 - This year, fire conditions are the worst on record along the West Coast. In 13 states in the western U.S., $237 billion in property is at risk of wildfire damage. Paul Davis, a leading provider of water, fire, mold and smoke damage restoration for residential and commercial properties, wants to educate property owners now about how to avoid the often-overlooked impact of smoke, soot and ash. The aftermath of a wildfire can lead to costly repairs and health problems – even if the fire is miles away.
Wildfires are a serious threat in the western states, and fire season typically runs from June through September. However, the extreme drought in most areas of the country has led to fires occurring anytime of the year...

New ACA Post-Season IRS Notices, Filing Requirements Impact Millions »

July 28, 2015 at 7:26AM PDT | Source: H&R Block

KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - July 28, 2015 - Estimates Show 1 Million Taxpayers at Risk of Losing ACA Tax Credit Used for Insurance Premiums
If the word "audit" didn't scare taxpayers enough, now there are at least a dozen IRS notices taxpayers could receive relating to the Affordable Care Act. The IRS recently announced one of those notices, for those who received an advance premium tax credit (APTC) but have yet to file a tax return, could be sent to taxpayers this summer. H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax preparation company, has a number of audit and tax resolution services, including free Second Look®, to help clients comply.
The newly minted ACA-related notices include:

a letter notifying the taxpayer that the tax return is being held pending additional information, such as Form 8962 used to reconcile the APTC;
a notice that the taxpayer's tax refund is being held until the IRS is able to verify that the taxpayer is eligible for the premium tax credit;
a notice to alert the taxpayer that a penalty is being assessed since the taxpayer did not claim an exemption or have health insurance for all or part of the year, and more...

United Real Estate Celebrates The Grand Opening Of Richmond Office »

July 13, 2015 at 9:30AM PDT | Source: United Real Estate

Fast Growing Company Offers Innovative Brokerage Model for Agents in Central Virginia
July 13, 2015 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, MO. - United® Real Estate, a fast-growing urban-centric real estate and franchise operation company, announced today the official opening of its’ Richmond, Virginia franchise office. The United Real Estate – Richmond franchise was purchased by brothers John and Jeffrey Finn and sister Toni Lewis. The trio has been active in the real estate industry for decades. John Finn currently serves as the President of the Richmond Association of Realtors® and is converting his current brokerage, Dominion First Realty, to an United office.
United is expanding its agent-centric model to Virginia’s state capital, allowing area agents to take advantage of United’s unique and disruptive full-service, 100-percent commission-based model...

H&R Block Offering Scholarships To Military Spouses For Income Tax Course »

July 06, 2015 at 7:23AM PDT | Source: H&R Block

Classes Teach Fundamentals of Tax Preparation
KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - July 06, 2015 - Annual enrollment for H&R Block's Income Tax Course is open and H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) will award full scholarships covering the cost of tuition and books for spouses of active, reserve, wounded warrior and retired military personnel. H&R Block has offered these scholarships for the past 10 years and granted more than $540,000 in scholarship funds to thousands of military spouses in 2014 alone.
The course teaches the skills to learn how to prepare taxes like a pro and is helpful for people who want to better understand their own taxes. Students can learn a new skill and potentially could earn extra money. Though enrolling in the class is not a guarantee of employment with H&R Block, more than 75 percent of graduates who participated in this scholarship program became tax professionals for H&R Block in tax season 2015...

The Growth Coach Now Serving Northern Columbus »

June 29, 2015 at 4:07AM PDT | Source: The Growth Coach

June 09, 2015 // Franchising.com // COLUMBUS – OH – The Growth Coach Business and Sales Coaching is expanding to serve even more of the Greater Columbus area. Thanks to dedicated coach Brad Schneider, The Growth Coach of Central Ohio North opened its doors on May 18, 2015 and will serve the business professionals of northern Columbus, Delaware, Westerville, Lewis Center, and Sunbury.
“The Growth Coach is giving me a way to help local businesses maximize their resources to have a greater impact on their communities and to help the people within those businesses improve their own quality of life,” says Schneider. Schneider brings with him to The Growth Coach of Central Ohio North a long history of coaching, consulting, and organizational development...

Michael Williams Brings The Growth Coach To Northern Virginia »

June 26, 2015 at 4:59AM PDT | Source: The Growth Coach

The Growth Coach, the largest provider of affordable group coaching workshops in the nation, now serves Fairfax, Chantilly, Manassas and Fredericksburg in Virginia.
Fredericksburg, VA (PRWEB) June 25, 2015 - After a long career with two Fortune 500 companies, Michael Williams is looking forward to bringing his experience and passion for business management and sales to local businesses through his new company, The Growth Coach of Northern Virginia.
The Growth Coach is the largest provider of affordable group coaching workshops in the nation, but coaches also offer one-to-one coaching services, remote coaching delivered via phone and web, and coaching for special projects as well as alternative financing, business valuation services, sales mapping and more...

Statement Of Mark Ciaramitaro, Vice President, Tax And Health Care Services »

June 25, 2015 at 8:03AM PDT | Source: H&R Block

H&R Block Responds to Supreme Court Ruling on ACA Advance Premium Tax Credits
KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - June 25, 2015 - (NYSE: HRB) - "The Supreme Court decision today on a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affirms the ability for consumers who enrolled for health coverage via the Federal Marketplace to receive advance premium tax credits to help pay for their monthly insurance premiums.
For 2015, Health and Human Services estimated 6.3 million of the 7.4 million consumers enrolled in health insurance via the Federal Marketplace received an advance premium tax credit (APTC).
This decision indicates there will be no change going forward for the consumers, as well as health care and tax preparation industries with regard to the availability and impacts of premium tax credits...

J.D. Byrider Brings First Franchise To New Jersey »

June 23, 2015 at 6:53AM PDT | Source: J.D. Byrider

June 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // OLD BRIDGE, N.J. – Old Bridge-area residents have another option for purchasing used cars now that a new J.D. Byrider dealership is open at 1225 Route 9 North. The new location is the first J.D. Byrider dealership in New Jersey, and it is the first dealership for new franchisee Jay Brichke.
“I look forward to bringing J.D. Byrider to Old Bridge and to the great state of New Jersey,” said Brichke. “My staff and I are dedicated to helping customers with less-than-perfect credit find a dependable vehicle, complete with affordable financing and quality service.”
The 11,000 square-foot location will offer used car sales, nine service bays, affordable pricing on parts and labor and a 24–month/24,000-mile service agreement on all cars purchased...

CardHub Pegs H&R Block Emerald Prepaid MasterCard® Among Top Prepaid Cards »

June 19, 2015 at 3:40AM PDT | Source: H&R Block

Emerald Card One of the Best in Two Categories; Scores High Overall
KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - June 18, 2015 - CardHub recognized H&R Block's (NYSE: HRB) Emerald Prepaid MasterCard® as one of 2015's Best Prepaid Cards. CardHub used its proprietary cost comparison tool to evaluate features, fees and services of 40 of the most popular prepaid cards based on four common usage habits among consumers.
The usage behaviors included those looking for a replacement checking account, children managing their allowance, people looking at alternatives to check cashing and consumers gaining access to electronic transactions.
"As popularity in prepaid cards rises every year, being selected among the best of the best by CardHub is another indication of H&R Block's core value to do the right thing," said Greg Steinlicht, vice president of H&R Block financial services...



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