H&R Block was founded in the 1940s by two brothers as a bookkeeping company. In 1956, they incorporated as H&R Block, a tax preparation company. Today it operates over 9000 company-owned offices and over 5000 franchises. On the website, users can find out how to do online taxes and where to find tax offices for personal help. There is also information about income tax preparers courses, receiving tax refunds electronically, and much more about other financial services offered.