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Advice for Last-Minute Tax Filers: H&R Block Tax Expertise Available Via All- Day Chat April 15

April 15, 2002
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Apr 15, 2002 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

New Tax Law Changes and Minimizing Your Taxes Among the Topics to be Addressed

H&R Block tax professionals will answer the tax and financial questions of last-minute filers during a 12-hour chat session, starting at 8 a.m. CST April 15.

The all-day chat is the culmination of a weekly series of two-hour chats in which H&R Block tax professionals have addressed a wide range of topics each Tuesday evening since the beginning of tax season. Taxpayers can access the chat sessions at www.hrblock.com .

H&R Block tax professionals will provide information and advice on a variety of tax-related topics, including job and life changes, investment and business income and education and retirement planning.

About H&R Block:

H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is a diversified company with subsidiaries providing a wide range of financial products and services. In 2001, H&R Block served 19.2 million taxpayers -- more than any tax or accounting firm -- through its more than 10,400 offices located in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. H&R Block served another 2.3 million tax clients through its award-winning TaxCut(R) software program and through its online tax preparation services. Investment services and securities products are offered through H&R Block Financial Advisors Inc., member NYSE, SIPC. H&R Block Inc. is not a registered broker-dealer. H&R Block Mortgage Corporation and Option One Mortgage Corporation offer a wide range of home mortgage products. RSM McGladrey Inc. is a national accounting, tax and consulting firm with more than 100 offices nationwide, as well as an affiliation with 550 offices in 75 countries as the U.S. member of RSM International. Quarterly results and other information are available on the company's Web site at www.hrblock.com .

SOURCE H&R Block Inc.

CONTACT: Tom Linafelt of H&R Block, +1-816-932-8418, tlinafelt@hrblock.com , or David Gunasegaram of Boasberg-Wheeler Communications for H&R Block, +1-816-960-3126, davidg@bwcom.com URL: http://www.hrblock.com

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