In 1955, brothers Henry and Richard Bloch founded the company known today as H&R Block. The pair began working together in
the late 1940s, operating the United Business Company, which provided bookkeeping
services to small businesses in Kansas City, Missouri.
As an added courtesy, the brothers offered individual income tax return preparation
to the executives of their client companies. Word of this particular service spread,
and before long, they were preparing individual tax returns by the score. Henry
and Richard saw that concentrating on tax preparation services would be both an
innovative and sound business venture. Thus, H&R
Block Inc. was formed in 1955, with Henry as president and chief executive officer
and Richard as chairman of the board.
As the company has evolved and achieved significant milestones, H&R
Block has remained committed to the factors that led to its success: superior customer
service, a pledge to stand behind our work and a commitment to serving clients.
H&R Block is dedicated to being the most trusted,
state-of-the-art tax preparation firm at the best value.
Today, H&R Block is providing tax preparation
assistance around the world, including the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil
and India. We prepare more than 20 million tax returns annually.