|Exchange:||New York Stock Exchange|
|Stock:||H&R Block Inc|
|H&R Block, Inc. was organized as a corporation in 1955 under the laws of the State of Missouri. The Company has subsidiaries that provide tax preparation and banking services. Its Tax Services segment provides assisted income tax return preparation, digital tax solutions and other services and products related to income tax return preparation to the general public mainly in the United States, and also in Canada and Australia. This segment also offers financial services including the H&R Block Prepaid Emerald MasterCard® and Emerald Advance lines of credit through H&R Block Bank, along with other retail banking services. Corporate operations include net interest margin and gains or losses relating to mortgage loans held for investment, real estate owned and residual interests in securitizations, along with interest expense on borrowings and other corporate expenses. Its Business Services segment consists of RSM McGladrey, Inc., a national tax and consulting firm mainly serving mid-sized businesses. Corporate operations include interest income from U.S. passive investments, interest expense on borrowings, net interest margin and gains or losses relating to mortgage loans held for investment, real estate owned, residual interests in securitizations and other corporate expenses, principally related to finance, legal and other support departments. Major revenue sources include fees earned for tax preparation services performed at company-owned retail tax offices, royalties from franchise retail tax offices, fees for tax-related services, sales of tax preparation and other software, online tax preparation fees, participation in refund anticipation loans, refund anticipation checks, fees from activities related to H&R Block Prepaid Emerald MasterCard®, and interest and fees from Emerald Advance lines of credit. HRB Bank also offers traditional banking services including checking and savings accounts, individual retirement accounts and certificates of deposit. It also offer clients a number of options for receiving their income tax refund, including a check directly from the IRS, an electronic deposit directly to their bank account, a prepaid debit card, a RAC or a RAL. It develops and market H&R Block At HomeTM income tax preparation software. H&R Block At HomeTM offers a simple step-by-step tax preparation interview, data imports from money management software and tax preparation software, calculations, completion of the appropriate tax forms, error checking and electronic filing. Its software products may be purchased through third-party retail stores, direct mail or online. It offers income tax return preparation courses to the public, which teach students how to prepare income tax returns and provide it with a source of trained tax professionals. It offers a refund discount program to its customers in Canada. The retail tax services business is highly competitive. There are a substantial number of tax return preparation firms and accounting firms offering tax return preparation services. Its digital tax solutions businesses compete with a number of companies. Intuit, Inc. is the largest supplier of tax preparation software and online tax preparation services. There are many smaller competitors in the online market, as well as free state-sponsored online filing programs. Price and marketing competition for digital tax preparation services is increasing, including offers of free tax preparation services. Federal legislation requires income tax return preparers to, among other things, set forth their signatures and identification numbers on all tax returns prepared by them and retain all tax returns prepared by them for three years. Federal laws also subject income tax return preparers to accuracy-related penalties in connection with the preparation of income tax returns.|
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