H&R Block and Jon Hamm Want to Simplify Your Tax Returns Next Year

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This week Jon Hamm made his first appearance as a brand spokesman in a new campaign for tax preparation company H&R Block. Contrary to at least one report, the brand says the new spots were not made in response to comments from a certain president-elect.

In August 2015—the earliest days of a hard-fought campaign—Donald Trump told Joe Scarborough that he dreamed of "put[ting] H&R Block right out of business" by simplifying the U.S. tax code.

Putting aside his own admittedly complex relationship with the very concept of paying taxes, Trump's statements touched upon a common sentiment among Americans who dread the thought of struggling through their own returns every year.



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