H&R Block Offers Military Spouses Scholarships for Income Tax Course
Classes teach fundamentals of tax preparation
Annual enrollment for H&R Block’s Income Tax Course is open and H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) will award full scholarships covering the cost of tuition and books for spouses of active, reserve, wounded warrior and retired military personnel. H&R Block has offered these scholarships for the past 10 years and granted more than $540,000 in scholarship funds to thousands of military spouses in 2014 alone.
The course teaches the skills to learn how to prepare taxes like a pro and is helpful for people who want to better understand their own taxes. Students can learn a new skill and potentially could earn extra money. Though enrolling in the class is not a guarantee of employment with H&R Block, more than 75 percent of graduates who participated in this scholarship program became tax professionals for H&R Block in tax season 2015.
“I am proud of my service as a captain in the Air Force and equally as proud to be part of H&R Block’s ongoing partnership with our military,” said Michael Belt, U.S. and International Military Business Director at H&R Block. “Offering a full-ride scholarship for the Income Tax Course to military spouses is just one of the ways we do the right thing and show our appreciation to our nation’s service members and their families. In addition to teaching them more about preparing their own taxes, this course will teach new skills they can take with them anywhere in the country and many locations worldwide.”
Because the military life is very mobile, H&R Block – with 10,000 offices nationwide and on or near hundreds of military bases – provides a career opportunity that could allow military spouses the chance to relocate while still maintaining their careers.
H&R Block not only has expertise in tax return preparation, but also the ability to make taxes easy to understand and applicable to the needs of individual taxpayers. Topics covered in the Income Tax Course curriculum include:
- Wages, Income & Taxes
- Filing Requirements
- Exemptions & Adjustments
- Interest & Dividends
- Retirement & More
The course offers a unique blended-learning approach for students. It combines interactive discussion, one-on-one assistance and hands-on experience with tax preparation software and computer training. At some locations, bilingual classes are available and are taught in English and the instructor, or assistant, will be able to answer questions in Spanish as needed. In bilingual courses, textbooks will be provided in both English and Spanish and course exams will be offered in a bilingual format. Graduates receive H&R Block certification, a certificate of completion and qualifying continuing education hours.
**State requirements may vary
Enrollment in, or completion of, the H&R Block Income Tax Course is neither an offer nor a guarantee of employment. Enrollment restrictions apply. Book or other fees may also apply. The Income Tax Course is not intended for, nor open to any persons who are either currently employed by or seeking employment with any professional tax preparation company or organization other than H&R Block. State restrictions may apply. Additional training may be required in MD and other states. Void where prohibited. H&R Block is an equal opportunity employer. Full scholarship offer applies only to active duty, reserve component, retired, and wounded warrior military spouses. Scholarship offer not available where prohibited by state regulation.
About H&R Block
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is the world’s largest consumer tax services provider. More than 650 million tax returns have been prepared worldwide by and through H&R Block since 1955. In fiscal 2015, H&R Block’s revenues increased for the third consecutive year to $3.1 billion, or 1.8%.Tax return preparation services are provided by professional tax preparers in approximately 12,000 company-owned and franchise retail tax offices worldwide, and through H&R Block tax software products. H&R Block Bank provides affordable banking products and services. For more information, visit the H&R Block Newsroom at http://newsroom.hrblock.com/.
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