H&R Block joins ‘Stand for Small’ coalition to help small businesses navigate the COVID-19 crisis
With millions of small businesses served by H&R Block and Wave, and our network of franchisees who are small business owners in their communities, we understand the vital role of small businesses in local economies. The COVID-19 pandemic has left many small business storefronts closed and their staff unemployed. That’s why H&R Block has joined the “Stand for Small” coalition, reinforcing our commitment to help small businesses during and after the pandemic.
The Stand for Small coalition is a growing group of leading companies representing several industries, including media, technology, consumer goods and professional services that have joined forces to support small businesses as they navigate the impacts of COVID-19. Stand for Small brings together the valuable benefits of its members into an easy-to-use centralized digital platform where small business owners can access relevant products, information, tools and services. As part of the initiative, H&R Block is currently offering $100 off our office tax preparation fees at participating offices until May 30, 2020 to eligible small business owners with individual returns with Schedule C or entity returns.* Participating companies will run offers on the Stand for Small site through the end of 2020, and we will be adding new offers from both H&R Block and Wave during this time.
“We must all do our part to strengthen entrepreneurship and help small business owners recover and thrive,” said Jeff Jones, H&R Block, President and CEO. “The Stand for Small coalition is just one step H&R Block is taking to support small business owners during this crisis.”
In addition to joining Stand for Small, H&R Block is helping small business owners identify specific CARES Act relief options for their small business with a new one-on-one consultation service. The service includes talking with an H&R Block tax professional to discuss various options from loan programs to tax credits and a Recovery Action Plan that outlines potential actions the small business can take. We also have a coronavirus small business resource center with updates on government assistance programs and available aid for small business owners, as well as answers to commonly asked questions, and additional small business resources are also available from Wave.
* Valid at participating U.S. offices for an original 2019 entity return or personal income tax return with schedule C only. Discount may not be combined with any other offer or promotion. Void if transferred and where prohibited. Coupon must be presented prior to completion of initial tax office interview. No cash value. Expires May 30, 2020. OBTP#B13696 ©2020 HRB Tax Group, Inc.