H&R Block is one of the world's largest tax services providers, utilizing more than 100,000 highly trained tax professionals and having prepared more than 550 million tax returns worldwide since 1955. Brothers Henry W. Bloch and Richard A. Bloch founded the company in 1955 and grew the business to become a brand and franchising icon.
Today, H&R Block:
- Prepares 1 in every 7 U.S. tax returns
- Has a retail office within 5 miles of most Americans
- Delivers customized tax advice for more than 400 occupations
- Files 1 in every 5 Earned Income Tax Credits
- Has helped clients obtain more than $50 billion in tax refunds, credits and other government benefits in fiscal 2010
In addition to the company providing tax return preparation services in-person, through H&R Block At Home™ online and desktop software products, and through other channels, the company also offers financial products to support its tax business through the H&R Block Bank. The bank offers traditional and alternative banking solutions to H&R Block tax clients and associates and serves customers at its branch location in H&R Block world headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., as well as online and via phone.
As the company has evolved and achieved significant milestones, H&R Block has remained committed to the factors that led to its success: superior customer service, a pledge to stand behind our work and a commitment to serving clients where they prefer to be reached — in a retail office, online, using software or a combination of methods. H&R Block is dedicated to being the most trusted,
state-of-the-art tax preparation firm at the best value.
H&R Block also is proud of the rich philanthropic tradition established by Henry and Richard Bloch. Their legacies live on in all of our philanthropic efforts.