H&R Block Tax Accountants & Tax Return Specialists

hr-blockWondering how you can claim your tax back? It might be worth checking out H&R Block, they’ve been helping Australians for over 40 years.

Who is H&R Block?

H&R Block was founded in 1955 by two brothers in Kansas City, Missouri. Its first Australian office opened in 1971 in Sydney; today it has more than 400 offices nationwide, and processes 600,000 Australian tax returns each year, making it the country's leading tax preparation firm by volume.

What tax services does H&R Block offer?

Tax returns and accounting services

H&R Block offer a range of tax and accounting services including individual tax returns, small business tax returns, late tax returns, tax returners for investors, partnership returns, sole traders and contractors tax returns and amendments to prior years returns.

Tax and business services

If you run a small, medium or large business, then H&R Block are well equipped to handle your taxation needs. They provide a wall to wall service, so whether you’ve done this before, or if it's your first year you should begin by contacting them to explain your needs and they’ll help you from start to finish.

Tax preparation online

When you’re filling in your return online you’ll be given two options to choose from:

  • DIY tax return. You personally fill in all your information and complete your return online.
  • Assisted tax return. You give your information, in its simplest form, to an H&R Block tax expert and they’ll complete your return for you.

Tax check up for over 60’s

Money can be a source of worry for those over 60, and changes to superannuation and tax rules are often confusing, yet potentially affecting. H&R Block provide a specialist service to those over 60, helping you to understand your tax and pension program, and to ensure that the maximum amount of that money ends up in your pocket.

Foreign residents living in Australia

If you’re living in Australia temporarily as a temporary worker, permanent worker or student, then you may be entitled to a tax rebate. H&R Block are a global company so are well positioned to help you deal with your tax in Australia and any implications that may have for your status in your home country.

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Frequently asked questions

I have inherited money, is that taxable?

Inheritance is not usually taxable, but this may change depending on the circumstance of your receiving it, and what you did with it. We do not give specific tax advice, so it is best to contact a tax professional for a definitive answer.

Do I have to pay for income earned overseas?

This will depend on your citizenship, residence at the time of earning and which country the money was earned in. Overseas taxation can be especially complicated, so it might be best to talk to a tax professional if you’re unsure.

I’ve taken short courses and professional development, can I claim these costs?

It is usually possible to claim self-educational costs off your tax return, though this will depend on the provider and the course that was studied.

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