Over 60 years ago, brothers Henry and Richard Bloch founded the company known today as 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.
As an added courtesy, the brothers offered individual income tax return preparation to the executives of their client companies. Word of this particular service spread, and before long, they were preparing individual tax returns by the score. Henry and Richard saw that concentrating on tax preparation services would be both an innovative and sound business venture. Thus, H&R Block Inc. was formed in 1955, with Henry as president and chief executive officer and Richard as chairman of the board.
In 1971, H&R Block opened its first four offices in Australia, in Sydney and Melbourne. The next year, it opened offices in all capital cities, and has been growing strongly ever since.
Today, H&R Block Australia prepares almost eight hundred thousand returns annually, making it Australia’s leading tax preparation firm.
Headquartered in Sydney, the company serves clients in 470 offices across the country. Our 2000+ Tax Consultants use the latest tools and technologies to prepare all types of tax returns, including individual, sole trader, partnership, trust, SMSF, and company returns. We also provide a broad range of small business accounting services, including bookkeeping, BAS preparation, entity set up (company, trust, SMSF), financial statement preparation, tax planning, and advice.
H&R Block trains its Tax Consultants through its own highly regarded Income Tax Course. In Australia, more than 4,000 students enrol in the course annually. The Level One course provides training not only to potential H&R Block employees, but to employees of some of the top financial and accounting institutions in the country.