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Free help on tax returns available

Oklahoman Published: March 31, 2009
H&R Block will provide free professional, second opinions on completed tax returns. This community service event is open to the public Friday through Sunday at participating H&R Block locations.

For a limited time, H&R Block tax professionals will provide free reviews for missed tax deductions on returns that were self-prepared or completed by other tax professionals. Taxpayers can bring in their 2008 and their previous three years’ returns and a tax professional will evaluate the accuracy of the returns, ensuring all eligible credits and deductions have been claimed. If an error is found on a return, the client will be eligible to re-file. If no errors are found, H&R Block will certify the return with the H&R Block Guarantee.

“With the economy in flux and audits at a 10-year high, we want to help people in our community” said Goldie West, H&R Block district manager. “We want to make sure our clients’ returns are accurate and that they’ve claimed all eligible credits and deductions. More than 5 million people are eligible for Earned Income Credit but overlook the credit. That’s like burning money, and in today’s economy every dollar counts.”

Last year, H&R Block tax professionals found errors in four out five tax returns. Nearly half of these clients found more money. Error and average savings claims are for calendar year 2007. Individual results will vary. Additional fees apply if H&R Block files an amended return.

Visit or call 1-800-HRBLOCK for participating locations and times.