H&R Block Income Tax Course Educates Potential Tax Professionals

Class Curriculum Ranges from Basic Returns to Complex Deductions

KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 16, 2008--Starting in August, H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) will offer its industry-leading introductory income tax course in English and a bi-lingual version in Spanish. Upon successful completion of the class, students will be able to advise clients on a variety of tax issues ranging in complexity, such as:

  • Is it better to claim the standard deduction or to itemize?

  • Is mortgage interest deductible?

  • How do I report the sale of stock?

  • What are the tax implications of creating a home office?

  • Who qualifies as unmarried for tax purposes?


Participants receive 69 hours of instruction in the course which generally meets two or three times a week for three hours. Multiple class locations are offered, and course schedules are flexible so students can take the course without sacrificing existing work, school or family schedules.

Students will discover that the knowledge they gain may open the door to a new career that puts the skills they'll acquire during the classes to good use - like working at H&R Block.

"This course appeals to a wide range of people, from stay-at-home moms wanting to earn additional income, to military spouses, to people who simply want to ensure they're claiming all the tax benefits they're eligible for," said Diane Cooley, H&R Block vice president of knowledge development. "Whether you're interested in preparing your own taxes or in becoming an H&R Block tax professional, this class offers something for everyone."

To learn more about enrolling in the H&R Block Income Tax Course visit hrblock.com/taxcourses or call 1-800-HRBLOCK. Enrollment or completion of the H&R Block Income Tax Course is neither an offer nor guarantee of employment, and enrollment restrictions apply(1).

(1)This course is not intended for, nor open to any persons who are either currently employed by or seeking employment with any professional tax preparation company or organization other than H&R Block. State restrictions may apply. Valid at participating locations only. Void where prohibited.

About H&R Block

H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is the world's preeminent tax services provider, having served more than 400 million clients since 1955 and generating annual revenues of $4 billion in fiscal year 2007. H&R Block provides income tax return preparation and related services and products via a nationwide network of approximately 13,000 company-owned and franchised offices and through TaxCut(R) online and software solutions. The company also provides business services through RSM McGladrey and certain consumer financial services. For more information visit our Online Press Center at www.hrblock.com.

SOURCE: H&R Block Inc.

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