National Time Refund Day

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National Time Refund Day celebrates that one day every four years, February 29th, when we get back something notoriously hard to reclaim: time. (Yes it’s also Leap Day)

While the observance may have come to be as a way of correcting the cosmos for our calendars, since we get the time back, we may as well make meaningful use of it. In fact, setting something aside in the hopes we can someday reclaim it is an idea that resonates well with Americans.

Another less glamorous day inspired this time-giving day: Tax Day. But both operate on the same simple principle, whereby we put something aside, sometimes begrudgingly, but reclaim it in one glorious day. That one glorious day every four years where we get our time back is Time Refund Day.


HR Block Tax Pro Go GraphicH&R Block founded National Time Refund Day to encourage people to make the best of their time refund on Leap Day.

According to a survey from H&R Block, Americans crave more free time with 70% of respondents saying they would spend money if that could buy them more time.

H&R Block’s virtual tax product, Tax Pro Go, saves Americans valuable time by providing expert tax prep without the office visit. Instead of doing their taxes, taxpayers can spend that time doing something they enjoy while an H&R Block tax expert trained to handle their unique situation does the rest. It’s like a time refund.

While the celebration is every four years, it’s a gentle reminder to value the extra time and returns in life.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed National Time Refund Day in 2020 to be observed on the Leap Day (February 29th) every four (4) years.


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