More Online Troubles for H&R Block

AccountingWeb has run several stories over the past two weeks about how H&R Block had to shut down the site temporarily due to the tremendous amount of traffic on the site to file tax returns.

Now, a spokesperson for H&R Block has confirmed that the site has once again closed its tax filing capability, not because of traffic, but because of several security issues.

Based on a report by the Associated Press, some clients were able to view the tax returns of others. Similarly, Block found errors in several returns based on improper coding by a Block employee.

The spokesperson said the tax filing site should be oeprational by Friday or Saturday, at the latest.

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