KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - February 02, 2016 - As H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax preparation company, is starting the third week of drawings for its 1,000 Win $1,000 Daily Sweepstakes, a critical juncture in Refund Season has been reached: W-2s have been received by or mailed to taxpayers.
"When it comes to your tax return, at this point, time is money," said Kathy Pickering, executive director of The Tax Institute at H&R Block. "By law, W-2s, which report income earned, must be postmarked by Feb. 1 this season. This means that in days, everyone should have this information in their hands."
The IRS says eligible taxpayers likely will be getting their refunds within 10 to 21 days after they file their returns. At H&R Block, sweepstakes winners could have an extra $1,000 within five days of filing their tax returns.
"With W-2s out, people shouldn't wait to file. The earlier they file the more chances they have to win $1,000 in our sweepstakes," said Kathy Collins, H&R Block's chief marketing officer. "Many sweepstakes winners are saying the extra grand in their hand has made all the difference for them. We know that the money has come at sad times, happy times and, very frequently, just in the nick of time for these lucky winners."
The actual odds of winning a sweepstakes can be explained mathematically, but no matter the odds, some winners knew they would put the winnings to good use -- and quickly. Proving that timing is everything, winners shared their stories about what they would do with the extra $1,000 when they won:
For some winners, hoping was a matter of geography, as they live in these cities:
For more information, including official rules and other ways to enter, taxpayers can visit www.hrblock.com/grand,watch this video or join the conversation on social media and share how they would use an extra $1,000. Just use the hashtag #MyGrandPlan.
Clients can set an appointment with a local H&R Block tax professional or find the nearest H&R Block office by visiting www.hrblock.com or calling 800-HRBLOCK.
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For Official Rules and Alternate Method of Entry click here. Open to legal U.S. residents (50 states + DC & PR) age 18+. Entry Period: 1/4/16 - 2/15/16. One entry per taxpayer with paid federal tax return. Daily drawings 1/16/16 - 2/15/16 + final drawing on 2/19/16. 1,000 winners per drawing; 32,000 winners total. Total ARV: $32,000,000. Void where prohibited.
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