H&R Block Mission & Purpose


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In 1955, two brothers set out to provide the public with the highest quality tax services. Today, we continue to serve our clients, our community, and our brand with the same passion our founders held. This is H&R Block.

We started with a simple principle. It still guides us to this day.

At H&R Block, we provide help and inspire confidence in our clients and communities everywhere. We’ve been true to this purpose since the beginning when brothers Henry and Richard Bloch founded the company in 1955. In that time, we’ve prepared more than 800 million tax returns. And we’ve grown to have company-owned and franchise retail locations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories, on U.S. military bases internationally and around the world.

As times changed, so has H&R Block.

The brand synonymous with taxes for decades continues to lead the industry as the only company to offer complete choice for consumers to get tax help on their terms with in person, online, and virtual options. By combining the knowledge of highly trained tax professionals with cognitive computing technology and digital services, we’re offering clients our most personalized tax experience ever and the confidence knowing we will get them their maximum refund. This is the future H&R Block is building. It’s one our founders would be proud of – and one that is true to our purpose.

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We serve our community with the same passion we serve our clients.

At H&R Block, we believe in doing the right thing. It’s a belief that goes beyond tax preparation. We’re committed to serving the community and continuing the philanthropic tradition established by our founders Henry and Richard Bloch.

Helping teens take control of their financial future.

H&R Block Dollars & Sense is committed to increasing teens’ financial fitness by providing practical financial skills for real life. Since 2009, the program has helped more than 1 million teens become real-world ready adults and awarded more than $10 million in grants and scholarships.

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Creating lasting change in our communities.

H&R Block supports United Way’s free tax preparation efforts by donating the software that powers MyFreeTaxes.com, a free online service that's helping millions of people get billions back in tax refunds. In the last three years, H&R Block associates have donated $1.5 million to the United Way, support which helps enable the United Way to go beyond temporary fixes to create lasting change in communities around the world. By bringing people and organizations together around innovative solutions, the United Way is impacting millions of lives every year, and H&R Block is a proud partner.

Rooted in our community.

Since 1974, The H&R Block Foundation has improved the quality of life by responding to the changing needs of people and communities through thoughtful, innovative and responsible philanthropy. The Foundation grants approximately $3 million annually to nonprofit organizations in Kansas City in support of arts and culture, neighborhood revitalization, education, and health and human service.

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