H&R Block’s new service can cut wait time for W-2 by three weeks
ATLANTA, Georgia. – An estimated 90 million taxpayers can access their
W-2s up to three weeks early – rather than waiting until the end of January – enabling them to file their tax returns and potentially get their refunds more quickly, thanks to a new service from H&R Block.
“Taxpayers want their refunds as soon as possible, especially in a tight economy. This service will help taxpayers get a head start on doing their taxes and being prepared to e-file on Jan. 15,” said Corey Sutton, Sr., district manager at H&R Block. “Taxpayers can cut the wait for their W-2s by three weeks, which means if they’re owed a refund, they’ll get it sooner.”
The W-2 Early Access online service enables many taxpayers to securely send electronic copies of their W-2s directly to H&R Block tax offices at no extra cost rather than waiting for the hard copy to be mailed to their home. Feb. 1, 2010, is the date employers must have mailed W-2s to employees.
Other benefits of H&R Block’s W-2 Early Access service include:
- Replacing lost W-2s that were mailed
- Providing easy access to W-2s for taxpayers who no longer work for a specific employer.
In addition to making filing easier this year at participating offices, H&R Block is offering standard pricing for clients using Form 1040 EZ. For just $39, clients can file quickly and easily using 1040EZ. Each state return is just an additional $29.
“We know times are tough but people still want expertise when it comes to their taxes. So H&R Block is providing our industry leading expertise at a special price,” Sutton Sr. said.
Taxpayers can go online to www.hrblock.com/w2 to check whether their employer is participating in this service.