Can I write it off? H&R Block Canada mobilizes tax professionals to help
Canadians get answers at

CALGARY, Jan. 20 /CNW/ - Is the desk in your family room considered a home office? Are vitamins a medical expense? Which spouse should claim the Home Renovation Tax Credit to get the most tax benefit?

It is almost tax time and Canadian taxpayers will have questions. Now they can ask their questions online and receive an answer from experienced H&R Block tax professionals year round. Dedicated to helping Canadians with their taxes for more than 40 years, H&R Block Canada has launched to provide Canadians access to easy-to-understand tax information and answers from a trusted source.

Powered by members of the newly established Tax Advisory at H&R Block Canada, Tax Talk allows taxpayers to get answers to questions from H&R Block tax professionals who have an average of 18 years of tax experience. Popular questions and answers will be posted on the site for others to reference.

"When we have created opportunities for Canadians to get answers to their tax questions, we are always pleasantly surprised by the number of people who take advantage of it," says Cleo Hamel from The Tax Advisory at H&R Block. "Tax Talk offers access to the Tax Advisory so you know your question is being answered by a very experienced tax professional."

The Tax Advisory at H&R Block Canada is comprised of a select group of senior tax professionals from across Canada combining their tax expertise and knowledge to provide tax information in plain language. 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.

"This site allows us one more avenue for people to access H&R Block's tax expertise," says Hamel. "People can still walk into any of our offices and get answers to their tax questions for free. Now they also have the option of connecting with us online."

The microsite was designed and developed by digital marketing agency Dashboard ( in Toronto. The site will be supported by digital advertising banners created by Dashboard and Due North Communications as well as the homepage.

    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

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

SOURCE H&R Block Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: Tina Quelch, Calador Communications, (416) 925-6034,

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