H&R Block Tax Franchise Anounces 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 via COMTEX) -- 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(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.

SOURCE: H & R Block

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