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Meet Tax Pro Jillian Johnson12.20.13

We’d like to introduce you to Tax Pro Jillian Johnson. You will recognize her from some of our TV commercials this year. Jillian has a lot to share so you’ll be seeing more of her on this blog and on our Facebook page this season. But just who is Jillian Johnson? We asked her to introduce herself to our readers before the craziness of the tax season.

Hi! I’m Jillian. My role with Jackson Hewitt is a dedicated Office Manager in Orlando, FL. My office is part of a five-person kiosk in a Walmart where I have the pleasure of meeting different people from all walks of life from all over the world. Working in Walmart also gives me the opportunity to address many different types of tax situations. I am proud to say I have successfully guided my clients through their many tax questions, and I have gained experience and knowledge I look forward to sharing with you in the months to come.

Helping prepare taxes since 10 years of age

I first discovered that I had a love for taxes as I watched my neighbor prepare my mother’s taxes when I was just ten years old. I was raised in a tight-knit community where everyone helped each other out. When my mom came down with an illness which led to a major surgery, in addition to nursing my mother back to health, our dear neighbor showed me what it was like to do taxes by hand as she prepared my mother’s. I continued to be interested by taxes as I grew, and loved that it was a skill that could help people—becoming a Tax Pro was natural for me. I went on to obtain my BA in Business Finance at Keiser University. Three wonderful kids and an ex-husband later, I begin my five-year career with Jackson Hewitt Tax Service. What a great place to put my love of taxes and helping people to work! I’ve served customers from all 50 states, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico!

Being on TV

I enjoy meeting people and becoming “part of the family” for my clients. I think I go to more of their babies’ birthday parties than to the grocery store. I want my clients to know who I am as a person and that I’m here for them. I know the struggle of taxes, and I’ve made it my job to support people with confidential, guaranteed service. So when my wonderful area manager asked one of my customers and me to try out for Jackson Hewitt’s TV commercial for 2014, I saw it as an opportunity to connect with and help even more people. I can personally attest to why having a Tax Pro in your corner can be such a tremendous help at tax time. I hope you agree when you see us!

Jillian’s Top Tips for Taxpayers

To any first-time taxpayers I would say “Hey!” Then, I would encourage them to FILE EARLY. Get all the credits and deductions you deserve without rushing. Bring all your questions to your nearest Jackson Hewitt. We’ll walk with you the whole way. For current taxpayers and people who get 1099’s, stop by for a return re-check!* We can find things you may have missed, especially when things get complicated. There’s an advantage to working with folks who know the in’s and out’s of tax prep, like we do at Jackson Hewitt. Thanks for reading. I look forward to catching up again soon and sharing more of my stories and advice, and watch for me on your TV in January!

*Not all tax return reviews will result in additional money from a taxing authority. Valid for tax returns filed within the last three years. Fees apply to file a corrected or amended return. Most offices are independently owned and operated.