A billion dollars. This is how much money is left on the table when people do their own taxes. Actually, it would smash the table into itsy bitsy pieces being that it weighs about 55 tons. Regardless, it's your money. And we've launched a campaign from sea to shining sea to tell you how to get it back.

Each tax situation is different and not everyone receives a refund. In a study of self-prepared tax returns, H&R Block tax professionals found more money for about 1 in 5 people.

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# 1 Billion Dollars

## Is left behind by people who do their own taxes

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A billion is a lot of coin. Enough that you can buy

# 869,565,217 bags of chips*

from the vending machine, and still have 45 cents to spare.
Lucky for you, that's not enough to buy the 3 year old danish.
*\$1.15 = the cost of one bag of chips

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Let's say you decided to stand on a stack of one billion dollars.

# You're 109,250 meters up.

Technically, you're up in space, in the inner Van Allen belts.
There's no daytime TV up there, but there are deadly levels of radiation.

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The average albino peacock weighs 10 pounds. A billion dollars in twenties

# weighs over 110,130 pounds.

So – you guessed it – 11,013 albino peacocks equals the weight of a billion dollars.
(Good luck finding even 1.)

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# 11 Million Returns

## Could include inaccuracies that leave money on the table

Each tax situation is different and not everyone receives a refund. In a study of self-prepared tax returns, H&R Block tax professionals found more money for about 1 in 5 people.

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# 460 Dollars

## IN UNCLAIMED MONEY PER FILER, ON AVERAGE.

Based on an H&R Block study. Average benefit found by our tax pros for the 1 in 5 taxpayers who did their own taxes and left money on the table.

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FORTUNATELY, WE HAVE OVER

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# Personal? Professional? Yes.

The average Tax Pro has been at H&R Block for 8 tax seasons, and has more than 450 hours of training. Tax Pros progress through a 14-level certification program, complete 15 hours of continuing education every year, plus additional training on systems, policies and procedures.
So yes, you get a highly-qualified and experienced tax expert. But you also get a friendly human being who's genuinely interested in meeting and helping people. You know, the kind of person you can talk to, maybe even go to a ballgame with.

Tax pro experience varies.
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# Say Hello to Richard

Richard is one of our Tax Pros. He's stood on an aircraft carrier and inside a football stadium alongside a billion dollars as part of our TV commercials. He also has a particular affinity for bowties. Richard has 20 seasons of experience in finance, and is a Senior Tax Advisor.
He has a real passion for solving puzzles, seeing to the details, and offering help. He's optimistic, curious, and, well, just plain friendly. Pretty much sounds like all the Tax Pros at H&R Block. (Except for the commercial and tie thing). Next
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