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Block Returns Rise in March, But Season Lags
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The number of tax returns prepared at H&R Block's retail stores rose by 4.3 percent through March 15, compared to the same period in March a year ago, but total returns for this year's tax season are off by 6.3 percent from a year earlier. Same store sales showed the number of returns prepared rising by 7 percent for the period of March 1 through March 15.