H&R Block is one of the world's largest tax services providers, utilizing more than 100,000 highly trained tax professionals and having prepared more than 550 million tax returns worldwide since 1955. Brothers Henry W. Bloch and Richard A. Bloch founded the company in 1955 and grew the business to become a brand and franchising icon.
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 where they prefer to be reached — in a retail office, online, using software or a combination of methods. H&R Block is dedicated to being the most trusted,state-of-the-art tax preparation firm at the best value.
H&R Block also is proud of the rich philanthropic tradition established by Henry and Richard Bloch. Their legacies live on in all of our philanthropic efforts.
H&R Block began with 2 brothers rolling up their sleeves and helping people with their tax returns. Despite our tremendous growth, we've never lost sight of the key factors that led to our success, including superior customer service, a commitment to stand behind our associates and work, and a promise to always charge a fair price for the value provided.
We believe in the power of partnership and the open exchange of ideas. After all, if one of our first clients hadn't suggested we advertise our tax services, we might not be where we are today. It's this kind of active listening and observing that enables us to continue evolving and providing clients with unbeatable service.
Although we're proud of our humble heritage, our eyes are on the future.
In August 2000, we unveiled a fresh, new logo to symbolize our transformation from a tax preparation company to a financial partner. From this new business strategy emerged an even more progressive and innovative corporate culture.