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H&R Block

Company nameH&R Block, Inc.
Company typePublic (Nyse - HRB)
S&P 500 Component
SloganYou Got People (English) or Estamos Contigo (for Spanish speaking clients).
FoundedKansas City, Missouri (1955)
HeadquartersKansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Key peopleAlan M. Bennett, CEO; Becky S. Shulman, CFO; Richard Breeden, Chairman; Henry and Richard Bloch, Founders
Business Services
Tax Preparation
Revenue(+)US$3.87B (FY 2010)
Operating income(+)US$775M (FY 2010)
Net income(+)US$479M (FY 2010)
Total assets(-)US$5.23B (FY 2010)
Total equity(+)US$1.44B (FY 2010)

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H&R Block (Nyse - HRB) is a tax preparation company in the United States, claiming more than 22 million customers worldwide, with offices in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. The Kansas City-based company also offers banking, personal finance and business consulting services.

Founded in 1955 by brothers Henry W. Bloch and Richard Bloch, Block today operates 12,500 retail tax offices in the United States, plus another 1,400 abroad. Block offers its own consumer tax software called H&R Block at Home (formerly TaxCut), as well as online tax preparation and electronic filing from their website.

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