Helping those who are helping others – free tax prep for frontline workers.

April 29, 2020 : Jeff Jones

A mobile phone with a screenshot of Tax Pro Go, being offered free to frontline workers.

The last six to eight weeks have brought out many emotions in all of us – fear, frustration, confusion and sadness just to name a few I know I’ve experienced. But there have also been many bright spots and silver linings – times that have caused me to feel humble, proud and certainly part of something bigger. The way essential workers have stayed committed to serving their customers. Cities lighting up blue to honor healthcare workers and first responders. People around the world uniting in song from their windows. And even the simple benefits of having more time to do puzzles and eating dinner together as a family.

With so many extraordinary people it’s hard to single out one group, but the heroics from our healthcare workers, police, firefighters and emergency medical technicians have been truly remarkable.

At H&R Block we have heard from many clients, friends and family in these lines of work who still need to get their taxes done. We don’t have medical expertise, but we definitely have tax expertise, so today I announced that H&R Block will provide free federal and state tax filing services to all police, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and healthcare workers in the United States through our Tax Pro Go service which provides expert tax preparation without an office visit.

To make this as easy as possible, beginning Friday May 1, frontline workers can simply visit hrblock.com/frontline to get started. They’ll upload their documents digitally – it can even be done by taking photos with a phone – and get matched with one of our tax pros who will do all the work. When the return is completed and approved, H&R Block will file it and be available should any questions arise. No payment and no office visit. It’s one small way we can help those who are helping others.

On behalf of all H&R Block associates and franchisees, we extend a heartfelt thank you to the frontline workers (including 3 firefighters and 4 nurses in my family!) for all you are doing every day in the service of others.

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Jeff Jones

President and CEO

Jeff Jones is president and chief executive officer of H&R Block. Jones brings 28 years of executive management, innovative leadership and operational excellence to the company after having held key roles at top companies in the retail, consumer products, agency and technology industries.

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