With the tax deadline extended to July 15, millions of taxpayers still need to file. As of May 29, the IRS said they had received 133.8 million federal income tax returns compared to 143.1 million returns during the same time last year. Throughout the pandemic, H&R Block has taken steps to help taxpayers get access to their much-needed refunds. But H&R Block is still finding more ways to help taxpayers as the filing deadline approaches.
H&R Block recently launched a new pick-up tax service in parts of Pittsburgh to give taxpayers another filing option. The service, available at participating locations, allows clients to schedule a pick-up appointment where an H&R Block associate will come to them. With this method, clients get to work remotely with an expert tax professional and don't have to worry about submitting their documents online or visiting an office.
"According to a recent H&R Block survey, 48% of Pittsburgh residents are anxious about leaving their homes. Whether clients are immunocompromised, serve in jobs requiring them to self-quarantine or simply remain cautious, H&R Block is here to help," said Karen Orosco, senior vice president of U.S. retail at H&R Block. "We're proud to offer this new service as one more way we are providing our clients with access to the help and expertise they need to get their maximum refund, even during these unprecedented times."
Overall, H&R Block's survey found that 56% of Americans say they feel anxious when they think about leaving the house. In fact, 47% say they only leave their home for essential reasons. Pick-up service faces this problem head-on, giving clients peace of mind about their taxes and their lives.
Pick-up service through H&R Block is offered through the extended deadline in parts of Pittsburgh. There is no additional cost for a pick-up. However, appointments must be scheduled with the local office. With safety measures established for everyone's well-being and flexible options to file, H&R Block offices remain open for clients to access their much-needed refunds. In addition to pick-up service, clients can schedule appointments or use drop-off services at an office. They can also try virtual online software or desktop products.
To find out if your address is eligible, or to schedule a pick-up appointment, contact a local office at 1-800-HRBLOCK.