KANSAS CITY, Mo. and PALO ALTO, Calif., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- H&R Block (www.hrblock.com) and Pageonce (www.pageonce.com) today announced an exclusive partnership that allows do-it-yourself (DIY) filers to instantly know and easily track the status of their tax refund from the convenience of a mobile device. Now more than ever, taxpayers want to know when they can expect to receive their refund. With unemployment hovering at 9 percent and last year's tax refund averaging $3,000, this could be the largest sum of money many get all year, and this free mobile tool will allow them to track it.
H&R Block's Tax Center is integrated into the Pageonce mobile app and provides DIY filers with timely updates of the status of their tax return, and more importantly, their federal and state tax refunds. Users simply enter their H&R Block At Home username and password in the Pageonce mobile app, and their information is automatically populated into the Tax Center. Taxpayers can instantly see when their refund will arrive.
"After preparing their taxes as usual, H&R Block At Home clients can seamlessly track their tax refund status through the Pageonce mobile app," said Jason Houseworth, senior vice president of digital solutions for H&R Block. "The IRS offers a similar service on its Web site but the information isn't available until 72 hours after a taxpayer e-files their return and then the site information is only updated on a weekly basis."
Pageonce is the top mobile personal finance service in the United States, providing users with access to their tax information along with their cash, bills, credit cards and investments. Pageonce is dedicated to simplifying daily financial life. The app automatically organizes financial accounts and collects transactions, helps manage bills and sends real-time notifications - all from the convenience of a mobile device.
"Tax season can be a particularly stressful time, but when you can see what's happening with your return anytime, anywhere, you gain a sense of control and peace of mind," said Guy Goldstein, CEO and founder, Pageonce. "We aim to offer that same clarity and control around your daily finances year-round."
Pageonce Money & Bills application is available for free download at iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7 app stores.
H&R Block provides guaranteed, income tax return preparation services through its company-owned and franchise offices, and the H&R Block At Home online and desktop solutions. For an online tutorial, join H&R Block's Get It Right Community tax forum, and visit its Facebook and Twitter pages.
H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is one of the world's largest tax services providers, having prepared more than 550 million tax returns worldwide since 1955. In fiscal 2010, H&R Block had annual revenues of $3.9 billion and prepared more than 23 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(TM) 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.
Pageonce is dedicated to simplifying daily financial life. The Pageonce Money & Bills service offers clarity and control over all accounts in one single place, automatically organizing bank and credit card accounts, tracking transactions, managing bills, and sending real-time alerts. With four million users in the U.S. and Canada, Pageonce is available free on iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone 7 and the Web. Launched in 2008, Pageonce currently tracks $556 billion in transactions, $55 billion in assets and $30 billion worth of bills each year. Privately held and based in Palo Alto, California, Pageonce is funded by Pitango Venture Capital and Silicon Valley angel investors. For more information, visit http://www.pageonce.com.
SOURCE Pageonce; H&R Block Inc.