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H&R Block Reports Interim Tax Results Through Feb. 28; Fiscal 2011
Third Quarter Earnings Ended Jan. 31

KANSAS CITY, MO, Mar 09, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --

H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB)

Tax season to-date results through Feb. 28
--  Total tax returns prepared grow 6.0 percent
--  Total retail returns prepared up 3.2 percent
--  Total online(1) returns prepared increase more than 30 percent;
    total digital returns up nearly 13 percent
--  Net retail-office tax preparation fees through Feb. 28 decline
    4.1 percent; improving from down 7.6 percent at Feb. 15
Fiscal Third Quarter results ended Jan. 31
--  Industry-wide slow start to tax season contributes to 8.9 percent
    decline in third quarter revenues to $851.5 million
--  Net loss from continuing operations of $0.01 per share(2)
--  Adjusted non-GAAP third quarter net income from continuing operations
    of $44.0 million, or $0.14 per share, compared to $54.6 million, or
    $0.16 per share, in prior year

H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) today released interim tax season results through Feb. 28, 2011. Total tax returns prepared through Feb. 28 grew 6.0 percent compared to the prior year. Total retail returns prepared increased 3.2 percent for the period, contrasted with losses in the comparable periods in each of last several years. Total digital tax returns increased 12.7 percent, including a 30.2 percent increase in online filings. Through Feb. 28, the company's efforts to promote early season filings led to retail new client growth of 25 percent.

After a slow start to the tax season the company has seen significant growth in returns prepared and tax preparation revenues during February. On a comparable day-to-day basis, total retail returns prepared increased 17.2 percent in February and online filings increased 36.7 percent.

"We are now more than half-way through the tax season and I am very pleased with our execution to date," said Alan Bennett, H&R Block's president and chief executive officer. "Despite the competitive disadvantage of not being able to offer RALs, we believe we gained share in both retail and online within the highly competitive early-season. Clearly understood goals and objectives, a focused and compelling marketing message, and strong execution throughout our organization led to solid growth in returns prepared," added Bennett.

Increased website traffic and improved conversion rates continued to drive strong growth in the company's online business, including new online client growth of 49 percent. Strong season-to-date growth in online filings was partially offset by a 0.9 percent decline in software-based returns and a 12.8 percent decline in Free File Alliance ("FFA"). Total digital tax returns, including online, software and FFA, increased 12.7 percent through Feb. 28, while total digital returns excluding FFA increased 16.7 percent.

As expected, retail tax preparation revenues grew by 14.0 percent on a comparable day-to-day basis from Feb. 15 to Feb. 28, led by strong growth in retail returns prepared and an improvement in the retail net average charge ("NAC"). Retail tax preparation revenues year-to-date through Feb. 28 fell $66.4 million, or 4.1 percent compared to the prior year period. This reflects a 3.2 percent increase in retail returns prepared, which was more than offset by a 7.1 percent decline in the NAC.

The decline in NAC to date is attributable primarily to strong new client growth, in particular growth resulting from this year's free federal 1040 EZ offer. Declines in NAC through Feb. 28 were also impacted by the IRS' inability to process more complex returns prior to Feb. 14 and the loss of some RAL clients whose returns typically contain more complex tax credits. Excluding 1040 EZ returns and fees, the adjusted NAC increased 2.7 percent versus the prior year.

The company expects its NAC will increase throughout the remainder of the tax season. Due to the strong success of its early-season EZ promotion, the company anticipates its full-year NAC will decline approximately 2 to 4 percentage points compared to the prior year. The company also expects that expiration of the EZ promotion effective Feb. 28 will result in moderation in new retail client growth, and estimates that total retail returns prepared in 2011 will increase approximately 0.5 to 1.5 percent compared to the prior year.

Fiscal Third Quarter Results

The company reported a net loss from continuing operations in the current quarter of $4.4 million, or $0.01 per share. Third quarter revenues declined 8.9 percent to $851.5 million. Adjusted (non-GAAP) income from continuing operations for the fiscal third quarter ended Jan. 31, 2011, was $44.0 million, or $0.14 per share, compared to $54.6 million, or $0.16 per share in the prior-year period. As previously announced on Feb. 23, the company deferred $19.7 million ($11.9 million after-tax) of revenue to its fiscal fourth quarter due to an IRS delay in accepting certain forms prior to Feb. 14. In addition, the company incurred after-tax charges of $36.5 million principally related to goodwill impairment at its RedGear reporting unit, incremental credit losses on its Emerald Advance line of credit, and costs of litigation.

Tax Services

Total segment revenues for the third quarter ended Jan. 31, fell 10.0 percent year-over-year to $672.8 million, reflecting a 5.8 percent decline in total retail tax returns prepared and a 5.9 percent decline in the retail NAC per tax return prepared through Jan. 31, 2011. An industry-wide slow start to the tax season and the aforementioned charges resulted in a decline in third-quarter pretax income to $4.1 million compared with pretax income of $131.2 million a year ago.

Nine-month segment revenues were $875.4 million, down 7.4 percent from $945.0 million in last year's period. The pretax loss for the first nine months of fiscal 2011 was $324.9 million, compared to a loss of $213.0 million in the prior-year period.

RSM McGladrey

Third quarter revenues fell 4.0 percent year-over-year to $171.3 million. The segment reported pretax income of $8.6 million compared to a loss of $11.2 million a year ago. Total expenses fell $27.0 million, or 14.2 percent, primarily due to a $15.0 million impairment of goodwill and litigation costs incurred in the prior year period.

Nine-month segment revenues were $549.4 million, down 2.4 percent from $562.7 million in last year's period. Pretax income for the first nine months of fiscal 2011 was $16.6 million, compared to a loss of $9.7 million in the prior-year period.

Corporate

Corporate includes support department costs, such as finance and legal, as well as net interest margin and other gains/losses associated with H&R Block Bank's mortgage portfolio. Corporate pretax losses of $30.2 million for the third quarter ended Jan. 31, 2011, compared to a loss of $22.5 million in the prior year. The higher loss was primarily due to a one-time gain of $9.5 million recorded in the prior year on the transfer of liabilities relating to previously retained insurance risk to a third-party.

For the first nine months of fiscal 2011, a pretax loss of $91.6 million compares with a loss of $103.6 million in the year-ago period.

Net mortgage loans held for investment declined 20 percent from $641.2 million at Jan. 31, 2010 to $513.2 million at Jan. 31, 2011. Third quarter loss provisions on mortgage loans totaled $7.8 million, down $1.3 million compared with the prior year quarter. The loan loss allowance was $87.9 million, or 14.7 percent of outstanding principal at Jan. 31, 2011 compared to $97.3 million or 13.3 percent at Jan. 31, 2010.

For the first nine months of fiscal 2011, loss provisions on mortgage loans totaled $24.1 million, a decline of $12.0 million compared with the prior year period. Lower losses are primarily due to a combination of declining delinquency rates and stabilizing home prices.

Discontinued Operations

Sand Canyon Corporation ("SCC", previously known as Option One Mortgage Corporation) ceased originating mortgage loans in December 2007 and, in April 2008, sold its servicing assets and discontinued its remaining operations.

Sand Canyon entered the third quarter ended Jan. 31, 2011 with unresolved claims for alleged breaches of representations and warranties in the principal amount of $121 million. In addition, new claims for alleged breaches in the principal amount of $33 million were received during the third quarter. With the exception of $14 million of unresolved claims, all claims were reviewed, with incurred losses totaling $4.3 million.

As expected, SCC made payments during the quarter of $25.4 million for previously reserved losses under an indemnification agreement dated April 2008. The indemnification agreement was entered into with a specific counterparty in exchange for a full and complete release of such party's ability to assert representation and warranty claims. The remaining obligation of $24.2 million under this agreement was paid in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011.

From May 1, 2008 through Jan. 31, 2011, SCC has received cumulative repurchase claims totaling $740 million in unpaid principal. Losses on loan repurchase, indemnification and settlement payments totaled approximately $88 million during this period. At Jan. 31, 2011, SCC's reserve for estimated losses on contingent mortgage loan repurchase obligations, inclusive of the aforementioned $24.2 million indemnification obligation, totaled $155 million. Claim activity and associated losses remain within SCC's reserved expectations.

Dividend

A previously announced quarterly cash dividend of 15 cents per share is payable April 1, 2011, to shareholders of record March 10, 2011.

Conference Call

At 4:30 p.m. eastern time today, the company will host a conference call for analysts, institutional investors and shareholders. To access the call, please dial the number below approximately 5 to 10 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time:

             U.S./Canada (877) 809-6980 or International (706) 758-0071
             Conference ID: 46637713

The call will also be webcast in a listen-only format for the media and public. The link to the webcast can be accessed on the company's investor relations Web site at www.hrblock.com.

A replay of the call will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. Eastern on March 9 and continuing until March 25, 2011, by dialing (800) 642-1687 (U.S./Canada) or (706) 645-9291 (International). The conference ID is 46637713. The webcast will be available for replay beginning on March 10.

Forward Looking Statements

This announcement may contain forward-looking statements, which are any statements that are not historical facts. These forward-looking statements, as well as the Company's guidance, are based upon the Company's current expectations and there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Because forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and speak only as of the date on which they are made, the Company's actual results could differ materially from these statements. These risks and uncertainties relate to, among other things, uncertainties regarding the Company's ability to attract and retain clients; meet its prepared returns targets; uncertainties and potential contingent liabilities arising from our former mortgage loan origination and servicing business; uncertainties in the residential mortgage market and its impact on loan loss provisions; uncertainties pertaining to the commercial debt market; competitive factors; the Company's effective income tax rate; litigation defense expenses and costs of judgments or settlements; uncertainties regarding the level of share repurchases; and changes in market, economic, political or regulatory conditions. Information concerning these risks and uncertainties is contained in Item 1A of the Company's 2010 annual report on Form 10-K and in other filings by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not undertake any duty to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

About H&R Block

H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is one of the world's largest tax services providers, having prepared more than 550 million tax returns worldwide since 1955. In fiscal 2010, H&R Block had annual revenues of $3.9 billion and prepared more than 23 million tax returns worldwide, utilizing more than 100,000 highly trained tax professionals. The Company provides tax return preparation services in person, through H&R Block At Home(TM) online and desktop software products, and through other channels. The Company is also one of the leading providers of business services through RSM McGladrey. For more information, visit our Online Press Center.

(1) Total online returns prepared exclude software-based and Free File Alliance ("FFA") returns.

(2) All per share amounts are based on fully diluted shares.

TABLES FOLLOW

H&R BLOCK
KEY OPERATING RESULTS
Unaudited, amounts in thousands, except per share data
                                    Three months ended January 31,
                            ----------------------------------------------
                                   Revenues              Income (loss)
                            ----------------------- ----------------------
                               2011        2010        2011        2010
                            ----------- ----------- ----------  ----------
Tax Services                $   672,810 $   747,685 $    4,114  $  131,189
Business Services               171,309     178,482      8,587     (11,222)
Corporate and Eliminations        7,363       8,685    (30,150)    (22,516)
                            ----------- ----------- ----------  ----------
                            $   851,482 $   934,852    (17,449)     97,451
                            =========== ===========
Income tax (benefit)                                   (13,074)     43,848
                                                    ----------  ----------
Net income (loss) from
 continuing operations                                  (4,375)     53,603
Net loss from discontinued
 operations                                             (8,346)     (2,968)
                                                    ----------  ----------
Net income (loss)                                   $  (12,721) $   50,635
                                                    ==========  ==========
Basic earnings (loss) per share:
  Net income (loss) from
   continuing operations                            $    (0.01) $     0.16
  Net loss from
   discontinued operations                               (0.03)      (0.01)
                                                    ----------  ----------
  Net income (loss)                                 $    (0.04) $     0.15
                                                    ==========  ==========
Basic shares outstanding                               305,144     332,999
Diluted earnings (loss) per
 share:
  Net income (loss) from
   continuing operations                            $    (0.01) $     0.16
  Net loss from
   discontinued operations                               (0.03)      (0.01)
                                                    ----------  ----------
  Net income (loss)                                 $    (0.04) $     0.15
                                                    ==========  ==========
Diluted shares outstanding                             305,144     334,297
                                     Nine months ended January 31,
                            ----------------------------------------------
                                    Revenues            Income (loss)
                            ----------------------- ----------------------
                                2011       2010        2011        2010
                            ----------- ----------- ----------  ----------
Tax Services                $   875,376 $   944,953 $ (324,865) $ (212,973)
Business Services               549,445     562,702     16,551      (9,727)
Corporate and Eliminations       24,024      28,783    (91,571)   (103,575)
                            ----------- ----------- ----------  ----------
                            $ 1,448,845 $ 1,536,438   (399,885)   (326,275)
                            =========== ===========
Income tax benefit                                    (161,060)   (122,789)
                                                    ----------  ----------
Net loss from continuing
 operations                                           (238,825)   (203,486)
Net loss from discontinued
 operations                                            (13,626)     (8,100)
                                                    ----------  ----------
Net loss                                            $ (252,451) $ (211,586)
                                                    ==========  ==========
Basic and diluted earnings
 (loss) per share:
  Net loss from continuing
   operations                                       $    (0.77) $    (0.61)
  Net loss from
   discontinued operations                               (0.04)      (0.02)
                                                    ----------  ----------
  Net loss                                          $    (0.81) $    (0.63)
                                                    ==========  ==========
Basic and diluted shares
 outstanding                                           310,546     334,293
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
  Basic earnings per share is computed using the two-class method and is
based on the weighted average number of shares outstanding. The dilutive
effect of potential common shares is included in diluted earnings per
share, except in those periods with a loss from continuing operations.
H&R BLOCK
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
Amounts in thousands, except per share data
                                     January 31,  January 31,   April 30,
                                         2011         2010         2010
                                     -----------  -----------  -----------
                 ASSETS
Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents          $ 1,465,690  $ 1,727,677  $ 1,804,045
  Cash and cash equivalents -
   restricted                             36,113       85,313       34,350
  Receivables, net                     1,371,152    2,566,830      517,986
  Prepaid expenses and other current
   assets                                401,106      344,922      292,655
                                     -----------  -----------  -----------
    Total current assets               3,274,061    4,724,742    2,649,036
  Mortgage loans held for
   investment, net                       513,192      641,157      595,405
  Property and equipment, net            321,075      362,170      345,470
  Intangible assets, net                 375,644      371,951      367,432
  Goodwill                               849,028      843,054      840,447
  Other assets                           469,735      467,055      436,528
                                     -----------  -----------  -----------
Total assets                         $ 5,802,735  $ 7,410,129  $ 5,234,318
                                     ===========  ===========  ===========
  LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
  Customer banking deposits          $ 1,855,195  $ 2,220,501  $   852,555
  Accounts payable, accrued expenses
   and other current liabilities         671,682      756,501      756,577
  Accrued salaries, wages and
   payroll taxes                         153,613      182,151      199,496
  Accrued income taxes                    95,990      118,079      459,175
  Current portion of long-term debt        3,583        2,576        3,688
  Short-term borrowings                  632,566    1,675,094            -
  Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings       50,000       25,000       50,000
                                     -----------  -----------  -----------
    Total current liabilities          3,462,629    4,979,902    2,321,491
Long-term debt                         1,049,358    1,032,800    1,035,144
Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings         25,000       75,000       25,000
Other noncurrent liabilities             438,065      385,960      412,053
                                     -----------  -----------  -----------
      Total liabilities                4,975,052    6,473,662    3,793,688
                                     -----------  -----------  -----------
Stockholders' equity:
  Common stock, no par, stated value
   $.01 per share                          4,124        4,374        4,314
  Additional paid-in capital             809,733      826,503      832,604
  Accumulated other comprehensive
   income                                  7,162        1,086        1,678
  Retained earnings                    2,045,447    2,162,406    2,658,586
  Less treasury shares, at cost       (2,038,783)  (2,057,902)  (2,056,552)
                                     -----------  -----------  -----------
      Total stockholders' equity         827,683      936,467    1,440,630
                                     -----------  -----------  -----------
Total liabilities and stockholders'
 equity                              $ 5,802,735  $ 7,410,129  $ 5,234,318
                                     ===========  ===========  ===========
H&R BLOCK
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS
Unaudited, amounts in thousands, except per share data
                             Three months ended       Nine months ended
                                January 31,             January 31,
                            --------------------  ------------------------
                              2011       2010         2011         2010
                            ---------  ---------  -----------  -----------
Revenues:
  Service revenues          $ 677,295  $ 744,327  $ 1,220,853  $ 1,287,270
  Interest income              56,109     48,346       77,046       72,746
  Product and other revenues  118,078    142,179      150,946      176,422
                            ---------  ---------  -----------  -----------
                              851,482    934,852    1,448,845    1,536,438
                            ---------  ---------  -----------  -----------
Operating expenses:
  Cost of revenues            635,163    645,747    1,396,129    1,443,146
  Selling, general and
   administrative             235,799    194,661      461,771      427,563
                            ---------  ---------  -----------  -----------
                              870,962    840,408    1,857,900    1,870,709
                            ---------  ---------  -----------  -----------
Operating income (loss)       (19,480)    94,444     (409,055)    (334,271)
Other income, net               2,031      3,007        9,170        7,996
                            ---------  ---------  -----------  -----------
Income (loss) from
 continuing operations
 before tax (benefit)         (17,449)    97,451     (399,885)    (326,275)
Income tax (benefit)          (13,074)    43,848     (161,060)    (122,789)
                            ---------  ---------  -----------  -----------
Net income (loss) from
 continuing operations         (4,375)    53,603     (238,825)    (203,486)
Net loss from discontinued
 operations                    (8,346)    (2,968)     (13,626)      (8,100)
                            ---------  ---------  -----------  -----------
Net income (loss)           $ (12,721) $  50,635  $  (252,451) $  (211,586)
                            =========  =========  ===========  ===========
Basic earnings (loss) per
 share:
  Net income (loss) from
   continuing operations    $   (0.01) $    0.16  $     (0.77) $     (0.61)
  Net loss from discontinued
   operations                   (0.03)     (0.01)       (0.04)       (0.02)
                            ---------  ---------  -----------  -----------
  Net income (loss)         $   (0.04) $    0.15  $     (0.81) $     (0.63)
                            =========  =========  ===========  ===========
  Basic shares outstanding    305,144    332,999      310,546      334,293
Diluted earnings (loss) per
 share:
  Net income (loss) from
   continuing operations    $   (0.01) $    0.16  $     (0.77) $     (0.61)
  Net loss from discontinued
   operations                   (0.03)     (0.01)       (0.04)       (0.02)
                            ---------  ---------  -----------  -----------
  Net income (loss)         $   (0.04) $    0.15  $     (0.81) $     (0.63)
                            =========  =========  ===========  ===========
  Diluted shares outstanding  305,144    334,297      310,546      334,293
H&R BLOCK
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
Unaudited, amounts in thousands
                                                   Nine months ended
                                                       January 31,
                                                --------------------------
                                                    2011          2010
                                                ------------  ------------
Net cash used in operating activities           $ (1,505,418) $ (2,648,962)
                                                ------------  ------------
Cash flows from investing activities:
  Principal payments on mortgage loans held for
   investment, net                                    45,316        56,114
  Purchases of property and equipment, net           (51,198)      (63,242)
  Payments made for business acquisitions, net       (50,832)      (10,828)
  Proceeds from sales of businesses, net              62,298        66,760
  Loans made to franchisees                          (90,304)      (88,564)
  Other, net                                          48,577        30,849
                                                ------------  ------------
     Net cash used in investing activities           (36,143)       (8,911)
                                                ------------  ------------
Cash flows from financing activities:
  Repayments of short-term borrowings             (2,654,653)     (982,774)
  Proceeds from short-term borrowings              3,286,603     2,657,436
  Customer banking deposits, net                   1,002,274     1,365,163
  Dividends paid                                    (140,926)     (151,317)
  Repurchase of common stock, including shares
   surrendered                                      (283,494)     (154,201)
  Proceeds from exercise of stock options               (866)       15,678
  Other, net                                         (10,062)      (29,434)
                                                ------------  ------------
     Net cash provided by financing activities     1,198,876     2,720,551
                                                ------------  ------------
Effects of exchange rates on cash                      4,330        10,336
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash
 equivalents                                        (338,355)       73,014
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the
 period                                            1,804,045     1,654,663
                                                ------------  ------------
Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period  $  1,465,690  $  1,727,677
                                                ============  ============
Supplementary cash flow data:
  Income taxes paid                             $    159,916  $    269,774
  Interest paid on borrowings                         69,313        61,118
  Interest paid on deposits                            6,191         8,654
  Transfers of loans to foreclosed assets             12,931        12,689
H&R BLOCK
Preliminary U.S. Tax Operating Data
(in thousands, except net average fee)
                    Tax      Tax                Tax        Tax
                  Season   Season             Season     Season
                  Through  Through  Percent   Through    Through   Percent
                  1/31/11  1/31/10  change    2/28/11    2/28/10   change
                  -------- -------- -------  ---------- ---------- -------
Net tax preparation
 fees - retail:(1,2)
  Company-owned
   operations     $391,143 $449,578   -13.0% $  969,405 $1,016,215    -4.6%
  Franchise
   operations      241,908  264,610    -8.6%    580,311    599,943    -3.3%
                  -------- -------- -------  ---------- ---------- -------
                  $633,051 $714,188   -11.4% $1,549,716 $1,616,158    -4.1%
                  ======== ======== =======  ========== ========== =======
Total returns
 prepared:(2)
  Company-owned
   operations        2,046    2,190    -6.6%      5,367      5,148     4.3%
  Franchise
   operations        1,382    1,449    -4.6%      3,474      3,419     1.6%
                  -------- -------- -------  ---------- ---------- -------
    Total retail
     operations      3,428    3,639    -5.8%      8,841      8,567     3.2%
                  -------- -------- -------  ---------- ---------- -------
  Software             601      635    -5.4%      1,352      1,364    -0.9%
  Online               942      719    31.0%      2,325      1,786    30.2%
                  -------- -------- -------  ---------- ---------- -------
    Sub-total        1,543    1,354    14.0%      3,677      3,150    16.7%
                  -------- -------- -------  ---------- ---------- -------
  Free File
   Alliance            167      201   -16.9%        437        501   -12.8%
                  -------- -------- -------  ---------- ---------- -------
    Total digital
     tax solutions   1,710    1,555    10.0%      4,114      3,651    12.7%
                  -------- -------- -------  ---------- ---------- -------
                     5,138    5,194    -1.1%     12,955     12,218     6.0%
                  ======== ======== =======  ========== ========== =======
Net average fee -
 retail:(2,3)
  Company-owned
   operations     $ 191.20 $ 205.25    -6.8% $   180.61 $   197.41    -8.5%
  Franchise
   operations       175.03   182.60    -4.1%     167.06     175.47    -4.8%
                  -------- -------- -------  ---------- ---------- -------
                  $ 184.68 $ 196.23    -5.9% $   175.29 $   188.65    -7.1%
                  ======== ======== =======  ========== ========== =======
(1) Amounts include gross tax preparation fees less coupons and discounts.
(2) Prior year numbers have been reclassified between company-owned and
    franchise operations for offices which were refranchised during either
    year.
(3) Amounts are calculated as net retail tax preparation fees divided by
    retail tax returns.
H&R BLOCK
NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
Unaudited, amounts in thousands, except per share data
  We report our financial results in accordance with generally accepted
accounting principles (GAAP). However, we believe certain non-GAAP
performance measures and ratios used in managing the business may provide
additional meaningful comparisons between current year results and prior
periods. Reconciliations to GAAP financial measures are provided below.
These non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, not as
an alternative for, our reported GAAP results.
                                    Three months ended January 31,
                            ----------------------------------------------
                                     2011                    2010
                            ----------------------  ----------------------
                            After-tax   Per share   After-tax   Per share
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
Net income (loss) from
 continuing operations -
 as reported                $   (4,375) $    (0.01) $   53,603  $     0.16
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
Add back (net of tax):
  Asset impairments             13,713        0.04       8,251        0.02
  Incremental Emerald
   Advance credit losses(1)     13,059        0.04           -           -
  Revenue deferred due to
   IRS filing delays            11,900        0.04           -           -
  Litigation                     9,062        0.03       4,565        0.01
  Loss (gain) on sale of
   tax offices to franchisees      648           -      (6,598)      (0.02)
  Gain on commutation of
   insurance liability               -           -      (5,218)      (0.01)
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
                                48,382        0.15       1,000        0.00
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
Net income from continuing
 operations - as adjusted   $   44,007  $     0.14  $   54,603  $     0.16
                            ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========
Diluted shares                 305,144                 334,297
(1) The Company believes that credit losses will be higher in fiscal 2011
    compared to fiscal 2010 as a result of higher levels of Emerald Advance
    clients not returning for tax preparation.  Incremental credit losses
    have been estimated based on the difference between the fiscal 2011
    loss rate assumption and the fiscal 2010 loss rate multiplied by the
    principal amount of fiscal 2011 loan originations.

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