H&R Block Kicks Off 2012 Tax Season

Leading tax service provider H&R Block Inc. (NYSE-Listed HRB) visited the NYSE to kick off the 2012 tax season. In honor of the occasion, Robert A. Gerard, Chairman of the Board, rang The Opening BellSM.

Launch of BlockLiveSM

Along with the company’s core tax preparation services, H&R Block is launching Block LiveSM, a convenient tax return preparation method matching an H&R Block tax professional and taxpayer in real time via video conference. It’s like a trip to the office without the trip. The online tool uses a proprietary video interface to enable face-to-face conversations between the taxpayer and the tax professional via real-time chat, video and phone. The taxpayer and tax professional then can securely share documents through the program in order to complete the return.

The service is ideal for taxpayers who work from home, travel extensively, work remotely, serve in the military or just want to experience the convenience of filing taxes in the comfort of their own home, but want the expertise an H&R Block tax professional provides.

About H&R Block

H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) has prepared more than 575 million tax returns worldwide since 1955, making it the country’s largest tax services provider. In fiscal 2011, H&R Block had annual revenues of $3.8 billion and prepared more than 24.5 million tax returns worldwide, including Canada and Australia. Tax return preparation services are provided in company-owned and franchise retail tax offices by approximately 100,000 professional tax preparers, and through H&R Block At Home™ digital products. The H&R Block Bank provides affordable banking products and services. For more information, visit the H&R Block Online Press Center. (Source: H&R Block Inc.)