Hispanic Access Foundation Announces Continued Partnership with H&R Block; Program to Educate Spanish-Speaking Taxpayers in the Chicago Metro Area

Aug 08, 2011, 08:00 ET from Hispanic Access Foundation

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hispanic Access Foundation has announced it will continue its partnership with H&R Block, the world's largest tax services provider, to launch the next phase of its campaign "Preparate Para Un Futuro Mejor" (Prepare Yourself for a Better Future) to educate Spanish-speaking taxpayers about tax issues affecting where they live, work and congregate. The effort kicked-off August 8 and will focus on Hispanics in the Chicago metropolitan area.

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HAF and H&R Block will work with faith and community leaders throughout the Chicago metropolitan area to discuss tax topics, promote informational seminars called Tax Talks and participate in community events.

"Hispanics, particularly those with limited English proficiency, need access to quality information in their language and to bilingual tax experts to help build their understanding about taxes," said Maite Arce, executive director of HAF. "With bilingual offices throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, H&R Block is an ideal partner to help this population."

The program's goal is to increase Hispanics' knowledge of the key elements that are critical to understand and consider when filing a tax return. These elements include the benefits of establishing an accurate tax history in the U.S. and how a tax return is an important tool when building a financial plan.

"Hispanics have a unique set of issues they deal with when it comes to taxes that are confusing and easy to overlook," Arce said. "Through tax education we can help position them for greater long-term financial success."

For more information about the local events, call us toll-free at 1-800-206-9096 or visit http://hispanicaccess.org/events.

About Hispanic Access Foundation

Hispanic Access Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to promote responsible citizenship, educational attainment, and active engagement in the improvement of the health, environment, and financial well-being of Hispanic families throughout the United States. Working with and through our strategic partnerships with faith and community organizations, we are dedicated to providing greater access to vital information and community resources to the U.S. Hispanic population to improve their health and quality of life. For more information visit www.hispanicaccess.org.

About H&R Block

H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is one of the world's largest tax services providers, having prepared more than 575 million tax returns worldwide since 1955. In fiscal 2011, H&R Block had annual revenues of $3.8 billion and prepared more than 24.5 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™ 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 at www.hrblock.com.

Contact: Dinah de Saracho Phone: 301-412-4044 E-mail: Dinah@hispanicaccess.org

SOURCE Hispanic Access Foundation