H&R Block Creates National Tax Holiday

What do Hallmark and H&R Block have in common? They both are based in Kansas City, Missouri, and they both create holidays to celebrate an occasion for you to give them more money. H&R Block has created National Tax Advice Day to ostensibly help you learn such ethical tips as how to claim your iPod as tax deductible. (We aren’t joking.)

We like the idea in spirit—who doesn’t like learning how to screw the government?—but we give you fair, obvious warning: The longer you listen to H&R Block’s free advice, the more likely it is you’ll find your taxes done by a middle-aged house wife making so side money to buy her kids a new (tax-deductible) iPod.

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