H&R Block Mission & Purpose


Our Company

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.

We live in a hyper-connected world, and yet few people know their neighbors, small business owners often need connections more than capital, and in general we are more disconnected than ever.

We believe communities improve when neighborhoods and small businesses thrive -- when people connect and unleash the power of people helping people.

That’s why we created Make Every Block Better, which is how we will work to improve connections for small business owners, spaces that foster connections in neighborhoods, and opportunities for people to gather and get to know one another.

With 10,000 offices nationwide, H&R Block is committed to building connections one block at a time, city by city, coast to coast – until together we Make Every Block Better.

In 2020, H&R Block and Nextdoor are partnering to help connect and improve 10 communities across the country. Nextdoor members will nominate projects that can revitalize their communities and help bring neighbors together. Visit hrbnextdoor.com to submit an idea on how to make your own block better.

If you’re a nonprofit and are interested in working with us to bring more people together and help small businesses and neighborhood thrive, we want to hear from you. Please send an email to MakeEveryBlockBetter@hrblock.com.

For more information on the H&R Block Foundation, click here.

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