H&R Block Canada and Plastiq Partner to Offer Canadians a New Option for Paying the Tax Man

H&R Block Canada and Plastiq Partner to Offer Canadians a New Option for Paying 
the Tax Man 
Agreement Will Allow Canadian Taxpayers to Make Secure Payments with
Preferred Credit Card 
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/27/13 -- H&R Block Canada, the
leader in tax preparation, has announced an exclusive marketing
partnership with Plastiq, an online payment solution provider that
will allow clients to use their preferred credit card to pay their
federal taxes.  
The Plastiq platform allows consumers and merchants to transact from
anywhere in the world at any time from any internet-enabled device.
The Canada Revenue Agency has recognized Plastiq as a secure and
trusted means for credit card payments.  
"We are a client-focused organization so we are very pleased to be
the first and only company to offer our clients the flexibility and
convenience of paying their taxes however they choose," said Richard
Brown, President, H&R Block Canada. "As a leader in our industry, we
want to continue to look for new partnerships that allow us to work
with innovators like Plastiq and expand our services."  
Plastiq charges consumers a nominal fee for each transaction for the
added flexibility to use their preferred credit cards. Through
Plastiq, H&R Block clients can use MasterCard, Visa, or American
Express and will be charged a flat two per cent fee based on the
amount of federal tax owing.  
Eliot Buchanan, CEO and Co-founder of Plastiq stated, "Plastiq is
thrilled to partner with such a respected organization to bring this
new payment opportunity to millions of Canadians who already use and
trust the H&R Block brand today."  
About H&R Block Canada  
H&R Block Canada has been preparing taxes for more than 45 years and
is Canada's leading tax preparation firm. Headquartered in Calgary,
Alberta, the company serves Canadian taxpayers in more than 1,100
offices across the country. H&R Block Canada Inc. is a subsidiary of
H&R Block, Inc., a diversified company with subsidiaries providing a
wide range of financial products and services. Additional information
about H&R Block Canada is available at 1-800-HRBLOCK or visit
www.hrblock.ca for more tax tips. 
About Plastiq Inc.  
Plastiq is an online payment provider based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Founded to provide convenient, flexible, and secure payment options,
the company is advancing innovative payment solutions across North
America. For more information, please visit www.plastiq.com.
H&R Block
Tina Quelch
Calador Communications
(416) 925-6034 x22
Magda Jarota
(416) 640-5525 x242
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