H&R Block Canada Tax Software Unaffected by Heartbleed Bug

CALGARY, April 10, 2014 /CNW/ - H&R Block Canada, Canada's largest tax preparation company, has reviewed its systems and confirmed that H&R Block Tax Software online and downloadable products are unaffected by the Heartbleed encryption vulnerability bug.

The servers that support H&R Block Canada offices across the country were also not affected. All returns filed electronically from an H&R Block office are secure.

"Protecting our client's personal information is paramount and we have taken the appropriate steps to ensure our systems are safe and secure for our DIY clients," said Richard Brown, president, H&R Block Canada. "Our regular testing procedures and systems work to ensure there are no potential vulnerabilities and taxpayers can rest assured that our system is safe to use."

About H&R Block Canada
In 2014, H&R Block Canada celebrates 50 years of preparing tax returns in Canada as the leading tax preparation firm in the country. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, the company serves Canadian taxpayers in more than 1,100 offices across the country. H&R Block Canada Inc. is a subsidiary of H&R Block, Inc., a diversified company with subsidiaries providing a wide range of financial products and services. Additional information about H&R Block Canada is available at 1-800-HRBLOCK or visit www.hrblock.ca for more tax tips.

SOURCE H&R Block Canada Inc.

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