H&R Block to Take Weekly Pulse of American Taxpayers On Bush Tax Plan, Other Taxing Issues

Feb 16, 2001

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Is President's Bush's tax cut proposal a fair plan? Who do you think will benefit the most from President Bush's plan? Do you think America needs to revise its tax system? That is just a sample of the questions that H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) will ask online tax filers this year. Starting this weekend, and continuing until April 15, anyone visiting hrblock.com will have the opportunity to share their opinion on a variety of issues, including the President's tax cut proposal, by voting in a weekly informal poll. Results of each poll will be released every Monday morning.

This week's hrblock.com Quick Poll question is, "Do you think President Bush's tax cut plan is fair?"

In addition to a weekly question, hrblock.com is the place to find a detailed analysis of the President's proposal, developed by H&R Block's Tax Research department. Included in the analysis is a breakdown of exactly what groups of taxpayers will benefit most under the plan. Plus, downloadable graphics of different tax scenarios will also be available. You can find the information at http://www.hrblock.com .

About H&R Block

H&R Block Inc. is a diversified company with subsidiaries providing a wide range of financial products and services. In 2000, H&R Block served 19.2 million taxpayers -- more than any tax or accounting firm -- through its more than 10,000 offices located in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. H&R Block served another 1.8 million tax clients through its award-winning software program, Kiplinger TaxCut(R), and through its new 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 full range of home mortgage products. RSM McGladrey Inc. is a national accounting, tax and consulting firm with 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 http://www.hrblock.com . SOURCE H&R Block Inc.

CONTACT: Neil Getzlow, 816-932-4886, or ngetzlow@hrblock.com, or Janine Smiley, 816-932-4871, or jsmiley@hrblock.com, both of H&R Block Inc.