H&R Block messes up own return

Here’s where they write about it…I wonder if they get double the rebate if they do it right the next time?

As part of its ongoing work to remediate control weaknesses in its corporate tax function, the company said that it will restate its results for fiscal years 2005 and 2004, as well as previously reported quarterly results for fiscal 2006. The restatement pertains principally to errors in determining the company’s state effective income tax rate, resulting in a cumulative understatement of its state income tax liability of approximately $32 million as of April 30, 2005. The company estimates that the restatement will result in a 7-cent decrease in earnings per share in fiscal 2005 and a 2-cent decrease in earnings per share in fiscal 2004. The company has not completed its analysis of the restatement adjustments, and, accordingly, the effects of the restatement on all prior periods are preliminary and subject to change. These adjustments are also being reviewed with the company’s registered public accounting firm. The company will report in amended filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission the further restatement of results for fiscal years 2005 and 2004, and restatements for the first two quarters of fiscal 2006 for the income tax adjustments.