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New location for H&R Block

Senior tax advisor Dorothy Burgess stands outsisde the new office by Hometown Drug.The Madras H&R Block office has moved to a new location next to Hometown Drug at 65 N.E. Oak St, Suite 120, in Madras.

The office is now open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2-7 p.m., and will expand hours when the official tax season starts on Jan. 6. A grand opening for the new office will be held in conjunction with the Chamber Coffee Cuppers at 8 a.m., Friday, Jan. 10.

Dorothy Burgess, senior tax advisor, said the new office employs six tax advisors and two front office people. Several of Madras H&R Block’s tax advisors have 12-15 years of experience, and employees can do all types of taxes including farm, retirement, small business and individual returns.

Jennifer Weavill, marketing coordinator for H&R Block in Oregon, noted, “No return is too complicated for H&R Block. H&R Block has more enrolled agents (highest credential) than any other tax preparation company and we guarantee the accuracy of every return prepared by our professionals.”

One popular service is the business' free Second Look program. People who have done their own taxes can bring them to H&R Block for a free double check to see if they are getting the right amount of money back, Weavill said.

”We’ll review your prior three years’ tax returns for accuracy and check to see that you claimed all eligible credit and deductions,” she said, adding, “In the last two years, H&R Block has found Madras residents $75,000 of their own money through Second Look reviews.”

Another issue that will be coming up this year is the effect of the Affordable Care Act on taxes. “When you prepare and file your taxes with H&R Block, our tax professionals can walk you through a tax and health care review to help you understand the full tax implications of your health care decisions,” Weavill said.



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