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.
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