H&R Block is the world’s largest tax services provider, having prepared more than 650 million tax returns since 1955. There are approximately 12,000 company-owned and franchise retail locations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories, Canada, Australia, and India, and on U.S. military bases around the world. An H&R Block branded retail office is located within five miles of most Americans. In fiscal 2015, H&R Block had revenues over $3.1 billion and prepared 24.2 million tax returns worldwide. Serving taxpayers with more than 12,000 retail offices worldwide and digital tax solutions

  • H&R Block employs approximately 9,000 bilingual tax professionals and client service professionals
  • H&R Block clients prepared more than 6.9 million tax returns through our digital solutions in FY 2015
  • H&R Block’s digital business has been serving do-it-yourself clients for more than 15 years
  • In 2015, H&R Block helped clients claim more than $50 billion in tax refunds, credits and other government benefits Employing 80,000 highly trained tax professionals nationwide
  • Our tax professionals have access to The Tax Institute at H&R Block, staffed primarily by CPAs, Enrolled Agents, tax attorneys and former IRS agents
  • A typical client is served by an H&R Block tax professional with more than 8 years of experience and over 450 hours of training
  • Our tax professionals progress through a 14-level certification program, culminating in master tax advisor status and must complete at least 15 hours of continuing education annually Serving the military
  • H&R Block has tax offices on over 100 U.S. military bases around the world and continues to grow History of excellence H&R Block hasn’t forgotten its Main Street roots as it’s grown from a hometown company to a the leading consumer tax company, bringing tax and related solutions to clients year round.
Company Growth (employees)
Parent Company
Ameriprise Financial
Kansas City, US
Size (employees)
2,400 (est)+10%
H&R Block was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Kansas City, US

H&R Block Office Locations

H&R Block has an office in Kansas City
Kansas City, US (HQ)
Block Way Kansas City

H&R Block Metrics

H&R Block Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$3 b

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Gross profit

$1.4 b

Gross profit margin (2016), %


Net income (2016)

$374.3 m

Cash (30-Apr-2016)

$896.8 m
H&R Block's revenue was reported to be $3 b in FY, 2016 which is a 1.3% decrease from the previous period.
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$3 b$3.1 b$3 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$1.7 b

Gross profit

$1.4 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

$2.4 b

Pre tax profit

$569.5 m

Income tax expense

$185.9 m

Net Income

$475.2 m$473.7 m$374.3 m
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$2.2 b$2 b$896.8 m

Accounts Receivable


$198.3 m$70.3 m$67.1 m

Current Assets

$3.1 b$3 b$1.2 b


$436.1 m$441.8 m$470.8 m

Total Assets

$4.7 b$4.5 b$2.9 b

Accounts Payable

$231.3 m$259.6 m

Total Debt

$906.5 m$506.1 m$1.5 b

Current Liabilities

$2.3 b$1.9 b$1 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

$766.7 m$783.8 m$758.2 m

Retained Earnings

$1.6 b$1.8 b$40.3 m

Total Equity

$1.6 b$1.8 b$23.1 m

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.6 x0.3 x65 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.2 x0.1 x0.5 x

Financial Leverage

3 x2.5 x123.7 x
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$475.2 m$473.7 m$374.3 m

Depreciation and Amortization

$115.6 m$159.8 m$115.9 m

Accounts Receivable


$2.4 m($8.5 m)$4.3 m

Accounts Payable

$681 k$16.7 m

Cash From Operating Activities

$809.6 m$626.6 m$532.4 m

Capital Expenditures

($147 m)($123.2 m)($99.9 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

$10.7 m($148.9 m)$329.5 m

Long-term Borrowings

($400 m)

Dividends Paid

($219 m)($220 m)($201.7 m)

Free Cash Flow

$956.6 m$749.8 m$632.3 m

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