Basketball Brackets Give Way to Tax Brackets

H&R Block Can Help On-the-Go Tax Filers Save Time and Money With Mobile Filing Apps

KANSAS CITY, MO, Mar 28, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) -- While mobile technology brings the latest tournament basketball scores and bracket updates to fans' smartphones, it also brings tax filing to the fingertips of tax return filing procrastinators. In roughly the time it takes for a TV timeout, taxpayers can complete and file a tax return using the latest in mobile technology.

In addition to checking brackets on a smartphone or tablet, taxpayers can easily and quickly file a federal form for free with H&R Block. On the iPad tablet, filing the 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ forms is free all tax season. Taxpayers with smartphones can file both a simple federal form and state form completely free through April 17 using the industry's only fully free mobile tax filing products. Just download the free H&R Block At Home(TM) 1040EZ app on the iPhone and an Android smartphones, and the rest is a slam dunk.

"While the hoops tournament is down to its final four teams, taxpayers can score an easy victory with H&R Block's entirely free mobile filing app for federal 1040EZ and state tax returns using our iPhone and Android apps," said Jason Houseworth, president of digital tax solutions at H&R Block.

$100,000 Sweepstakes Count Down Even if their team is no longer playing, H&R Block At Home clients can still win big in the company's $100,000 Grand Prize Giveaway. To date more than 1,200 clients across the country have won more than $200,000 in the sweepstakes by using the H&R Block At Home digital tax filing products.

In addition to the $100,000 grand prize that will be awarded after April 17, daily cash prizes of $50, $100 and $500 are given away every hour, all day through April 17 to taxpayers who file their tax returns using the H&R Block At Home software, online or iPad tablet products. For the official rules and other sweepstakes information, visit

The H&R Block At Home products offer the H&R Block guarantees of free audit support, free audit representation, accurate calculations and the maximum tax refund to which the taxpayer is entitled.

H&R Block's tax professionals provide guaranteed tax return preparation services in-person at retail tax offices open year-round and through Block Live(SM), the only face-to-face online tax preparation experience available in the industry. Do-it-yourself filers benefit from the expertise and guidance of The Tax Institute at H&R Block(R) when using H&R Block At Home(TM) on their computers, tablets and smart phones. Because understanding taxes is an integral part of managing personal finances, H&R Block keeps the conversation going with clients all year via blogs, tweets and Facebook status updates.

About H&R Block

H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) has prepared more than 575 million tax returns worldwide since 1955, making it the country's largest tax services provider. In fiscal 2011, H&R Block had annual revenues of $3 billion and prepared more than 24.5 million tax returns worldwide, including Canada and Australia. Tax return preparation services are provided in company-owned and franchise retail tax offices by approximately 100,000 professional tax preparers, and through H&R Block At Home(TM) digital products. H&R Block Bank provides affordable banking products and services. For more information, visit the H&R Block Online Press Center.


Gene King

SOURCE: H & R Block


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