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KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As more Americans lean into the benefits of gig work and side hustles, H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) reminds people of the flexible career opportunities it has been offering for decades through its seasonal tax professionals. The company is once again providing its Income Tax Preparation Course (ITC), which could help people to become tax professionals, unlocking a new career path.
Research shows the gig economy has grown significantly since the pandemic as more workers crave flexibility and added income. According to a survey from Insuranks , a small-business insurance marketplace, 28% of Americans said they took on a secondary gig due to inflation. For young entrepreneurs, single parents and those looking for a career change, flexible work is highly sought after.
The H&R Block Income Tax Preparation Course is offered virtually between August and December, and is the first step to becoming an H&R Block tax professional. This eight-week class can be taken online at any time, as well as in-person at select locations. There is also a self-paced on-demand class option offered through the end of June 2023. All courses are approximately 61-62 hours featuring interactive discussions, one-on-one instructor assistance and real-world tax preparation exercises.
'The ITC Course should be considered among part-time job seekers and can potentially lead to a tax professional position that provides benefits you wouldn't receive at most seasonal opportunities,' said Ryan Weber, Vice President of Workforce Planning and Tax Pro Experience at H&R Block. 'Tax professionals have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients on their biggest financial transaction of the year, leading to an overall rewarding experience.'
While taking the ITC course does not guarantee future employment as an H&R Block tax pro, the course does provide a wealth of knowledge that can be used in both personal and business settings. Those who successfully pass the course and continue on to become tax professionals, are provided the chance to help thousands of people with unique financial situations.
'The Income Tax Preparation Course at H&R Block is where you get to build the foundation of your knowledge,' said George Galan, an ITC graduate from H&R Block. 'You can have that personal experience and you're not just reading a textbook. I'm really glad I took the course.'
Graduates of the course receive an H&R Block Certification and qualifying education hours for tax claims.
'You're taking a class with people from all over the nation,' said Dee Drummond, Multi-Unit Team Leader and ITC graduate from H&R Block. 'You can find a learning style that suits you thanks to the options like virtual instructors or in-person experiences.'
Working as an H&R Block tax professional is more than just a seasonal job, it's a meaningful and rewarding opportunity to make a difference in people's lives and add to the momentum of a company that defined an industry. Recent accolades like Best Employer for Women 2022 and a Best Employer for Diversity 2022 by Forbes demonstrate how the company is leading transformation while creating a connected culture. Learn more and enroll in the ITC course here .
About H&R Block
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) provides help and inspires confidence in its clients and communities everywhere through global tax preparation services, financial products , and small-business solutions . The company blends digital innovation with human expertise and care as it helps people get the best outcome at tax time and also be better with money using its mobile banking app, Spruce . Through Block Advisors and Wave , the company helps small-business owners thrive with innovative products like Wave Money, a mobile-first, small-business bank account and bookkeeping solution, that manages bookkeeping automatically. For more information, H&R Block News or follow @HRBlockNews on Twitter.
Enrollment in, or completion of, the H&R Block Income Tax Course or Tax Knowledge Assessment is neither an offer nor a guarantee of employment. Additional qualifications may be required. Enrollment restrictions apply. There is no tuition fee for the H&R Block Income Tax Course; however, you may be required to purchase course materials, which may be non-refundable. State restrictions may apply. The Income Tax Course consists of 62 hours of instruction at the federal level, 68 hours of instruction in Maryland, 80 hours of instruction in California, and 81 hours of instruction in Oregon. Additional time commitments outside of class, including homework, will vary by student. Additional training or testing may be required in CA, OR and other states. Valid at participating locations only. Void where prohibited. This course is not open to any persons who are currently employed by or seeking employment with any professional tax preparation company or organization other than H&R Block. During the Income Tax Course, should H&R Block learn of any student's employment or intended employment with a competing professional tax preparation company, H&R Block reserves the right to immediately cancel the student's enrollment. The student will be required to return all course materials. CTEC# 1040-QE-2662 ©2022 HRB Tax Group, Inc.
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