Only 85 days left to file taxes - do you know what to claim?

Canadians turning to the Tax Advisory at H&R Block for free answers

CALGARY, Feb. 4 /CNW/ - The deadline may be just under three months away but Canadians are already asking questions about their 2009 tax returns. The Tax Advisory at H&R Block is fielding hundreds of online queries from taxpayers across Canada about their most pressing tax questions.

"Capital gains and medical expenses are dominating the questions to date," explains Cleo Hamel from the Tax Advisory at H&R Block. "The other trend is self-employment and how to prepare business income forms. In light of the economic uncertainty in 2009, it would seem that many Canadians have become entrepreneurs but are now facing a very different tax return than if they were an employee receiving a T4."

Canadian taxpayers can review previously asked questions and ask their own question for free at www.hrbtaxtalk.ca. The Tax Advisory is comprised of some of the most seasoned tax professionals at H&R Block Canada with an average of 18 years of tax experience.

www.hrbtaxtalk.ca also features a blog with contributions from select Tax Advisory members as well as a resources section which includes a Tax Checklist to help taxpayers gather all the slips and receipts they need for filing their taxes.

About H&R Block Canada

H&R Block Canada has been preparing taxes for more than 40 years and is Canada's leading tax preparation firm. 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.

Follow the Tax Advisory at H&R Block at www.hrbtaxtalk.ca or @HRBTaxTalk on Twitter.

SOURCE H&R Block Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: Tina Quelch, Calador Communications, (416) 925-6034, tina@calador.ca


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