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UPDATE: Get a Jump on Your Taxes: Pageonce and H&R Block Bring Online Personal Finance and Tax Filing Simplicity to Smartphones and Tablets(February 01, 2012)
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/01/12 -- Pageonce, the top mobile service to track online personal finance and pay bills, teams up with H&R Block, the world's largest tax preparation company, to launch the H&R Block Tax Center as a way to simplify the tax preparation process using the Pageonce Money & Bills mobile app.
The H&R Block Tax Center appears on the main menu of the award-winning Pageonce Money & Bills app and provides three options:
1. Register for H&R Block At Home online product -- including a Free Edition for simple tax situations.
2. Download the new H&R Block smartphone filing app -- users can file a free federal Form 1040EZ and state tax return using the smartphone app through Feb. 29.
3. Find a local H&R Block retail tax office -- for those who prefer face-to-face interaction, users can locate an H&R Block office nearby and make an appointment with a tax professional.
The Pageonce Money & Bills app has security features in place so users can secure their financial information with a PIN code or password, the ability to restrict access to one specific device, and if a smartphone is lost or stolen, completely block mobile access from Pageonce.com.
"Pageonce is a leader in mobile finance and has created a best-in-class consumer experience," said Jason Houseworth, president of digital tax solutions. "H&R Block's clients are using their mobile devices more every day. By partnering with Pageonce we are enabling our clients to find answers to all their tax questions, file a tax return, and obtain a full picture of their money financial situation right from their mobile device in a secure environment."
The Pageonce Money & Bills app gives users remote control of their finances by automatically tracking all of their financial accounts, including banks, credit cards, bills, investments and more, all from one application. Online bill pay users receive alerts before bills are due, and can pay their bills on the fly in just a few taps.
"We're always working to make everyday finances simple, so users can take care of business and move on," said Guy Goldstein, CEO and founder, Pageonce. "Working with H&R Block gives our users access to a single source for tax preparation and online tax services, from the convenience of their mobile device."
Pageonce is dedicated to simplifying everyday finances. The Pageonce Money & Bills service offers clarity and control over all accounts in one single place, automatically organizing bank and credit card accounts, tracking transactions, paying bills, and sending real-time alerts. With 6 million users in the U.S. and Canada, Pageonce is available free on iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone 7 and the Web. Launched in 2008, Pageonce is a top-rated app in the finance category, the recipient of Android Editor's Choice award and Apple's Best of 2010 and 2011, and is featured in the iPhone and iPad App Starter Kits. Privately held and based in Palo Alto, Calif., Pageonce is funded by Morgenthaler Ventures, Pitango Ventures, and Silicon Valley angel investors. For more information, visit pageonce.com.
About H&R Block
H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) has prepared more than 575 million tax returns worldwide since 1955, making it the country's largest tax services provider. In fiscal 2011, H&R Block had annual revenues of $3.8 billion and prepared more than 24.5 million tax returns worldwide, including Canada and Australia. Tax return preparation services are provided in company-owned and franchise retail tax offices by more than 100,000 professional tax preparers, and through H&R Block At Home digital products. The H&R Block Bank provides affordable banking products and services. For more information, visit the H&R Block Online Press Center.
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