Advocates for those we serve

H&R Block Policy Perspectives is a hub for our views on tax and financial services policy topics. We are more than tax preparers, we are tax policy advocates. We are allies with all who need someone on their side. Through our expertise and technology, we look at life through the lens of taxes and find ways to help so our clients have the right start, the right support, and the right safeguards in place to protect them before, during and after tax season.

H&R Block is a global consumer tax services provider, preparing one in every seven U.S. tax returns. No one meets and works with more tax filers every year than H&R Block: We are the largest retail tax services provider and second largest provider of DIY tax preparation services. Since 1955, we have prepared more than 680 million tax returns through these solutions. Because of this, we have a longer and broader view into the lives of tax payers than anyone else – even the IRS.

H&R Block has approximately 10,000 U.S. company-owned and franchise retail locations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories, and on U.S. military bases around the world. In fact, an H&R Block retail office is located within five miles of most Americans. We employ approximately 80,000 highly trained tax professionals across the country. Our tax professionals, who on average have 10 years’ experience, are required to complete a 60-hour Income Tax Course on tax law before even being considered for hire.

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Who We Are

Marie T. van Luling

Chief Government Relations Officer

Kathy Pickering

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Executive Director, The Tax Institute at H&R Block