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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#297 Ranked #306 last year
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Initial investment
$32K - $149K
Units as of 2020
10,171 4.8% over 3 years

Company Overview

Since brothers Henry and Richard Bloch founded H & R Block in 1955, the company has prepared more than 600 million tax returns. Franchising began in 1956, and the company went public in 1962. In addition to providing tax return preparation services in-person, the company offers online and desktop software products and an array of other financial services.

About H&R Block

Founded
1955
Leadership
Jeff Jones, President & CEO
Ticker Symbol
HRB

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1956 (65 years)
# of employees at HQ
2,500
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
10,171 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
One H&R Block Wy.
Kansas City, MO 64105

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a H&R Block franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$2,500
Initial Investment
$31,557 - $149,398
Royalty Fee
30%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

In-House Financing
H&R Block offers in-house financing to cover the following: equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
16 hours
Classroom Training
22 hours
Additional Training
Regional training, year-round; ongoing online training
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #297

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #15

Top Global Franchises

Ranked #25

Top Franchises for Less Than $50,000

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Updated: February 8th, 2021