PARSIPPANY, N.J. (December 31, 2013) – Jackson Hewitt Tax Service®, an industry-leading provider of full service
tax preparation, will open
most of its 6,500 locations on January 6, 2014 despite this year’s late e-file
date of January 31, 2014. Jackson Hewitt® will operate in thousands of Walmart
stores nationwide and hundreds of Sears locations during the tax season. Couple
that with thousands of Jackson Hewitt storefronts, and tax preparation with
Jackson Hewitt is convenient and nearby, no matter where people are looking to
have their taxes prepared.
Despite the IRS delay, Jackson Hewitt
wants taxpayers to know that starting their tax preparation early comes with a
host of benefits:
in the know sooner: Taxpayers can find out the amount of refund owed to them
(or amount due), receive assistance understanding what they may qualify for under
the Affordable Care Act, select how they prefer to receive their refund and
have everything finalized for the IRS acceptance date.
the earliest possible refund: The IRS anticipates that nine out of ten
refunds will be issued again this year in less than 21 days, and even with the
delay to the start of the filing season until January 31, the sooner taxpayers
file their return, the sooner they will get a refund if they are owed one.
against ID theft: Filing early can also help protect against tax time ID
theft. If a thief has gotten hold of a taxpayer’s personal information, getting
their return submitted before the potential theft occurs will prevent it.
the rush: Once e-file opens, offices will likely have long waits. Taxpayers
can save the time and the headache of waiting, and cross tax prep off their
“We are excited to welcome new and
familiar faces back into our offices,” said D. Michael Williams, chief
marketing officer, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. “Taxes are complicated, but
each of our Tax Pros is happy to help you take the work and the stress out of
preparing a tax return. We are nearby, we are open, and we are ready to
About Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. is an
industry-leading provider of full service individual federal and state income
tax preparation, with approximately 6,500 franchised and company-owned
locations throughout the United States, including locations in Walmart stores
nationwide, and Sears stores in the United States and Puerto Rico in the 2014
tax season. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service also offers an
online tax preparation product atwww.JacksonHewittOnline.com.
For more information, or to locate your neighborhood Jackson Hewitt office,
visit www.JacksonHewitt.com or call 1-800-234-1040.
Jackson Hewitt can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. Most offices are independently owned and operated.