About H&R Block

In 1964, H&R Block opened the doors to its first franchised operation in Canada, paving the way for a big, bold and inspiring future. Over the years, we've continued to expand and have become Canada's leading tax preparation firm. From fast and accurate tax preparation services to accounting support, our innovative solutions and services help keep more money in your pocket.

The Early Years

Over 50 years ago, brothers Henry and Richard Bloch founded H&R Block. The pair began working together in the late 1940s, operating the United Business Company, which provided bookkeeping services to small businesses in Kansas City, Missouri.

The brothers also offered individual income tax return preparation to the executives of their client companies. When word of this service spread, they were preparing more and more individual tax returns for more and more clients. With the brothers recognizing their tax preparation services as a sound business venture, H&R Block Inc. was formed in 1955, with Henry as president and chief executive officer and Richard as chairman of the board.

Becoming a Canadian leader

Over the last 50 years, our growth in Canada has been tremendous. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, we serve taxpayers in more than 600 offices across the country. Our dedicated team of H&R Block Tax professionals use the latest in electronic processing and filing technology to prepare all types of returns, including personal, small business, corporate, farm, trucker, fishing, U.S., rental and estate. With offices located across North America and in 13 foreign countries, we're able to prepare tax returns for Canadians no matter where they are.

Training the best

Our tax preparers are trained through our very own highly regarded Tax Training School. Every year, more than 10,000 students enroll in the school in Canada, resulting in a better experience for our clients and fantastic career opportunities for our staff. Our training is so thorough that each H&R Block client receives a written guarantee. It's the strongest in the industry and a key to our success.

The H&R Block Advantage

Our H&R Block Advantage ensures that your tax experience is the best it can be. From year-round support to guaranteed pricing, the Block Advantage will make tax time a lot easier.

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