H&R Block
#58

Initial Investment

LOW: $31,505
HIGH: $149,200

Change in Units

-2.0% -211 UNITS (1 Year)
-4.8% -515 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile

Founded

1955

Franchising Since

1956 (60 Years)

Corporate Address

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

CEO

Bill Cobb

Ticker Symbol

About H&R Block

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.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$31,505 - $149,200

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$2,500

Ongoing Royalty Fee

30%

Financing Options

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

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 6

Lowest Rank: 58

* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 20 days

Training at headquarters: 5 days

Additional Training: Regional training, year-round; ongoing online training

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

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Updated: August 13th, 2016

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