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Henry Bloch Credits Luck For Origins of H&R Block’s Tax Business

Like many entrepreneurs, Henry Bloch’s first business idea wasn’t the one that took off.


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Henry and his brother, Richard Bloch, opened a small, bookkeeping office at Westport Road and Main Street in Kansas City. In 1955, they had decided to stop preparing tax returns, but an ad salesman for the Kansas City Star had a different idea.

The brothers took a chance on an ad to do tax returns for $5. They were rewarded with customers lining up out the door. H& R Block quickly grew from a fledgling tax preparation business into a household name… READ MORE

Maria Carter 


Henry and his brother,   Richard Bloch

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