On Monday at around 3 p.m., I walked by H & R Block Tax Services on Main St. near Carnegie and there was a crowd of people outside. A woman waiting in the crowd was loudly explaining that H & R Block wasn't taking any more people that day, that they had given out tickets but they had stopped at 165.
That's when I knew that the T-4's had come out.
"Nobody gets you money faster, instant cash back", blares a sign in the window of H & R Block. If you take in your T-4 slip, H & R Block will do your taxes and give you the refund right away, but they skim a little off the top.
I was surprised that so many people were in need of quick cash. Welfare day was just last Wednesday.