H&R Block provides an update on the impact from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
“The coronavirus pandemic is changing every aspect of our lives,” said
Drop Off and Remote Expertise as Primary Means to Help Clients
With the economic impact of the pandemic being felt across America,
As a professional service provider with a highly seasonal workforce, the wellbeing of our associates is of great importance. We have implemented benefits to support tax professionals and hourly workers if they are unable to work or are impacted by coronavirus. Additionally, we have increased office cleanings, taken additional steps to help ensure cleaning supplies are available, regularly reminded associates of the need to follow
Business Performance Update
In the early part of the tax season, we were seeing positive impacts from our strategic objectives to digitally enable every aspect of our business. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, however, the majority of the country is under stay-at-home orders, and various restrictions are in place in multiple municipalities, counties, and states that are limiting our ability to operate. In addition, the federal filing deadline has been extended to
Balance Sheet and Liquidity Update
In order to strengthen our liquidity and ensure maximum flexibility, today we drew the full amount of our
“Maintaining adequate liquidity has always been a top financial priority, which is why we have the credit facility in place, and regularly draw on the line to fund operations outside of the tax season,” said Jones. “We believe the steps we are taking will allow us to adequately cover anticipated cash requirements through the start of the fiscal 2021 tax season.”
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1 Amount represents unrestricted cash balances. All amounts in this release are unaudited.
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