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How to get a holiday tax refund advance loan
You and your family deserve to celebrate the holiday season the way you want to, without having to worry about money, especially as prices rise. That’s why Jackson Hewitt is offering the Early Refund Advance loan before anyone else.
Opinion: The Path Forward for America’s Outdated Tax System
JERSEY CITY, N.J., May 17, 2021 - Today marks the end of a second consecutive unprecedented tax season for Americans. This year’s Tax Day represents both a stepping stone in our economic recovery — a moment that will determine, thousands of dollars at a time, how much money goes back into the pockets of struggling families and local businesses — and a capstone of a year that posed unimaginable challenges to our national tax ecosystem.
Jackson Hewitt® Reminds Taxpayers to File Before the May 17 Deadline
JERSEY CITY, N.J., May 10, 2021 – The deadline to file 2020 federal tax returns is next week – except for Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana residents who have until June 15, 2021 to file due to the recent winter storms. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® reminds all other taxpayers who have yet to file their tax return to do so by May 17, 2021. Taxpayers who need more time to file can file an extension to avoid any late-filing IRS penalties or interest that could result from missing the tax deadline.
Jackson Hewitt® Reminds Taxpayers the IRS Has $1.3 Billion in Unclaimed Refunds from 2017
JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 19, 2021 – While most taxpayers are focused on submitting their 2020 income returns, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® is reminding taxpayers who haven't filed a 2017 tax return that this is the last chance to claim this money – before the deadline, when tax season ends on May 17, 2021. According to the Internal Revenue Service, there are an estimated 1.3 million taxpayers who are owed a total of $1.3 billion in unclaimed refunds for tax year 2017. The IRS estimates that the refund amount of more than half of the unfiled returns is greater than $865.
Jackson Hewitt® Offers Multiple Ways to File Before the New Federal Tax Deadline
JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 7, 2021 – Taxpayers now have just over a month to file their 2020 tax returns because of the tax deadline extension to May 17, 2021. Jackson Hewitt Tax Pros are prepared to help hardworking taxpayers prepare their tax returns through the extension of tax season. 2020 was a challenging year that made 2020 tax returns particularly complicated, and Jackson Hewitt’s many ways to file give taxpayers the options they need through the tax deadline extension*.
Jackson Hewitt® Shares Commonly Overlooked Credits and Deductions
JERSEY CITY, N.J., February 22, 2021 – According to the IRS, only 13.9% of taxpayers itemized deductions in 2019, which is down from 30% of taxpayers in 2018. The IRS found that taxpayers who claimed the standard deduction in 2020 received more than $747 billion in tax deductions but had they itemized they might have gotten a better deal. Jackson Hewitt Tax Services® wants taxpayers to know there are several credits and deductions available to them that are often overlooked and go unclaimed. For example, 20% of taxpayers that qualified for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) failed to claim it. The EITC can be worth up to $6,600 for qualifying taxpayers.
Eight Deductions Taxpayers Need to Know if They’re Self-Employed or Have a Side Gig
JERSEY CITY, N.J., February 1, 2021 – With over 40 million taxpayers currently self-employed, self-employment is more common than ever, and that’s not just due to changes brought on by COVID-19. From driving for a ride-share company like Uber to starting a new business, self-employment can impact each taxpayer’s tax situation differently. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® is reminding us that it’s critical every gig-economy worker, freelancer, contractor, self-employed individual, small business owner, and entrepreneur know what deductions are available to improve their tax situation.
Jackson Hewitt® Warns Taxpayers that Unemployment Could Affect Eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit
JERSEY CITY, N.J., January 21, 2021 – To increase eligibility awareness of one of the most overlooked tax credits, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® is participating in this year’s EITC Awareness Day, on January 29, 2021.
Jackson Hewitt® Anticipates Tax Refund Shock Among Taxpayers, Encourages Filing Early
JERSEY CITY, N.J., January 12, 2021 – The 2020 tax year was unparalleled in many ways, which will likely surprise taxpayers who don’t plan ahead, according to tax experts at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service®. Many taxpayers have come to expect a consistent tax refund amount each year, but there are many reasons why tax refunds could be less, or leave taxpayers owing tax come April 15, 2021.
Jackson Hewitt® Offers Taxpayers Stimulus Payment Calculator, Online Resources
JERSEY CITY, N.J., December 29, 2020 – While the emergency COVID-19 economic relief bill, also known as the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, was signed into law on the evening of December 27, 2020, there are still many unanswered questions that taxpayers have and Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® is reminding Americans that they are a valuable resource to cut through the clutter to understand what they need to know.
Jackson Hewitt Announces Refund Advance Options, Opens Offices for 2021 Tax Season
JERSEY CITY, N.J., Dec. 16, 2020 – Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® opened nearly 3,000 in-office locations today and announced the company’s Early Refund Advance and No Fee Refund Advance offerings. To help ease the financial burden ahead of the holidays after the challenging year many taxpayers have faced, clients can apply for the Early Refund Advance to access up to $700, a $200 increase from last year’s Early Refund Advance offering.
Jackson Hewitt Shares 12 Year-End Tax Tips for the 2020 Tax Year
JERSEY CITY, N.J., December 15, 2020 – With weeks left in the year, the Tax Pros at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® created a list of year-end tax tips for the 2020 tax year. Taxpayers still have time to make financial moves that could increase their tax refund or reduce the amount of tax owed.
Jackson Hewitt Survey Provides Insight into Taxpayer Reasons for Ignoring Tax Letters and Notices
JERSEY CITY, N.J., November 9, 2020 – A recent Jackson Hewitt® Tax Debt Resolution Service survey, conducted by Dynata, gives insight into why some taxpayers ignore tax-related letters or notices. 22% of the survey’s respondents have ignored a letter or notice from the IRS or State Tax Authority, and 32% of that group state that they were too overwhelmed or scared to respond, 32% say they didn’t know how to respond, and 30% state that they didn’t have the money to pay.
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service and Its Franchisees Expects to Hire 22,000 for 2020–2021 Tax Season
JERSEY CITY, N.J., October 14, 2020 – Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® announced today that it and its independently owned and operated franchisees expect to hire a total of 22,000 employees at nearly 6,000 locations nationwide to support the anticipated increase in tax preparation assistance for the 2020–2021 tax season.* Jackson Hewitt and its franchisees will be participating in two National Hiring Weeks during the weeks of October 26 and November 16, 2020.
Jackson Hewitt Tax Expert Explains What Taxpayers Need to Know About Unemployment Benefits and Taxes
Jersey City, N.J., September 1, 2020 – Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® released a new video today that discusses how unemployment benefits impact income taxes and how taxpayers could adjust their withholdings. In the video, Mark Steber, Jackson Hewitt’s Chief Tax Information Officer, takes taxpayers through the most important things taxpayers should know about how unemployment could change their tax returns.
Jackson Hewitt Answers Tax Planning Questions about Employment Changes
JERSEY CITY, N.J., August 18, 2020 – Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® released a new video today that examines the impact the pandemic and stay-at-home orders have had on millions of taxpayers’ employment tax. Mark Steber, Chief Tax Information Officer at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, answers common questions about employment changes and explains how these changes might affect 2020 tax returns and documentation needed for tax preparation.
Jackson Hewitt® Launches YouTube Series, Taxpertise: Answers from a Tax Insider
JERSEY CITY, N.J., June 30, 2020 – Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® today announced the launch of its newest YouTube series, Taxpertise: Answers From a Tax Insider, to inform consumers about key tax developments and changes. Hosted by Mark Steber, Chief Tax Information Officer at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, the series’ first video shares what taxpayers need to know ahead of the 2019 federal income tax filing deadline of July 15, 2020, and what taxpayers can do to maximize their tax refund.
Jackson Hewitt® Offers Taxpayers Convenient, Safe Way to File Taxes
JERSEY CITY, N.J., March 24, 2020 -- During these unprecedented and unpredictable times, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® reminds taxpayers they can file with a trusted Tax Pro without stepping into an office. Though the deadline to make tax payments and file 2019 federal income taxes was extended until July 15, 2020, taxpayers can still file with the IRS now and have been encouraged to do so if they expect a refund.
Jackson Hewitt® is Offering Clients up to a $100 Walmart eGift Card Bonus this Tax Season
JERSEY CITY, N.J., January 23, 2020 – Jackson Hewitt Tax Pros at nearly 6,000 locations nationwide, including inside nearly 3,000 Walmart stores, are ready to get clients every credit and deduction available to them, plus, up to a $100 bonus.
Jackson Hewitt® Clients Get $50 for Each New Client They Refer
JERSEY CITY, N.J., February 19, 2020 – Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® wants clients and their friends to get more this tax season and has increased its referral bonus to $50. Existing clients will get $50 for every new client they refer1 and new clients get $100 for Switching to Jackson Hewitt2.
Jackson Hewitt® Reminds Clients of the Earned Income Tax Credit on EITC Awareness Day
JERSEY CITY, N.J., January 31, 2020 – A recent Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® survey, conducted by Dynata, shows that 44% of respondents who make less than $40,000 are not even aware of one of the biggest tax credits available to hard-working taxpayers, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and 37% of total respondents were unsure if they were eligible to claim it.
Jackson Hewitt® Highlights Five Major Life Changes That Can Impact Taxes
JERSEY CITY, N.J., December 30, 2019 – Getting married, buying or selling property, having children, or retiring are big life changes and also can have a big impact on a taxpayer’s taxes. Simply put -- life changes a person’s taxes. Jackson Hewitt encourages taxpayers to understand how major life changes in 2019 may bring credits and deductions that may lower a taxpayer’s tax burden or increases their refund.
Jackson Hewitt® Offices Open For 2020 Tax Season, Announces Refund Advance Options
JERSEY CITY, N.J., Dec. 18, 2019 – Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® opened nearly 3,000 in-office locations nationwide today to help taxpayers who want to get an early start on their taxes or apply for an Early Refund Advance, a 0% APR loan from MetaBank®. Early Refund Advance is available to new and existing clients who could access up to $500 before W-2s are available.
Jackson Hewitt® Shares 10 Year-End Tax Tips to Get Your Maximum Refund
JERSEY CITY, N.J., Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- With less than two months left in the year, taxpayers have just enough time to make financial moves to impact their taxes. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® informs taxpayers that they may have the ability to increase their refund or reduce the amount of taxes owed if they use these tips before 2019 ends.
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® Hosts National Hiring Week November 11-15
JERSEY CITY, N.J., Nov. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® announced today it and its independently owned franchised locations will hold a National Hiring Week to help fill approximately 25,000 roles across a combined nearly 6,000 locations nationwide. Throughout the week of November 11, 2019, they'll conduct on-the-spot interviews and extend offers to qualified candidates for the 2020 tax season.
Jackson Hewitt® Offering Advice to Taxpayers Who Missed the Tax Deadline
JERSEY CITY, NJ, April 16, 2019 Although the government was shutdown at the beginning of this year’s tax season, Americans were still required to file their tax returns by midnight of April 15, 2019. Year over year, taxpayers fail to meet the IRS tax deadline, which can trigger potential penalties and interest. If taxpayers missed the tax deadline, they can seek help from the Tax Pros at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service®.
Jackson Hewitt® Offers Tips for Last-Minute Tax Filers
JERSEY CITY, NJ, April 4, 2019 Despite the Taxpayer Extension Act, which was recently introduced by representatives Sean Casten (D-IL) and Lauren Underwood (D-IL), that would give taxpayers an additional five weeks to file their 2018 tax returns, the deadline to file tax returns is still April 15, 2019. There are still thousands of Americans that haven’t filed their 2018 tax return yet, and Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® is expecting an unusually large surge of last-minute filings this season, especially due to the confusion of the partial government shutdown.
Jackson Hewitt® Reminds Taxpayers to File Now
JERSEY CITY, NJ, April 2, 2019 Despite the fast approaching tax filing deadline of April 15, 2019, millions of Americans who had filed by this time last year still haven’t filed their 2018 tax return. According to the most recent IRS filing report comparing this year against last, as of March 15, the IRS has received nearly 2 million fewer tax returns than the same time last year.
Tax Debt Resolution Service Can Help Hard-Working Americans Get Back on Track
JERSEY CITY, NJ, March 29, 2019 As April 15 approaches, the hundreds of thousands of taxpayers who are already in debt to the IRS may be worrying even more about how they’re going to pay back taxes. Owing money to the IRS because of underreporting or underpaying can be stressful and worrisome, especially if a lien or levy is placed on assets or property.
Jackson Hewitt® Reminds Taxpayers to File by April 15, Despite Recent Government Shutdown
JERSEY CITY, NJ, March 11, 2019 A recent Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® survey, conducted by Research Now, shows that the government shutdown might have had a larger impact on tax filing behavior than expected. The survey found that taxpayers are expecting delayed refunds and more time to file past April 15, Tax Day, due to the recent shutdown. Jackson Hewitt® reminds taxpayers that taxes are still due on April 15, and refunds are still expected to arrive on time.
Jackson Hewitt® Tax Pros Help Self-Employed Workers Navigate New Deduction During National Entrepreneurship Week
JERSEY CITY, NJ, February 20, 2019 The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor estimates that more than 27 million working-age Americans have started or run their own business. Whether you’re a rideshare driver or freelancer, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® recognizes this growing workforce. In recognition of gig economy workers, the tax service is celebrating National Entrepreneurship Week by sharing tax tips for the self-employed and explaining how self-employed taxes have been impacted by tax reform.
Jackson Hewitt® Gives New Clients 200 Reasons to Switch
JERSEY CITY, NJ, February 4, 2019 Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® today kicked off its 'Switch and Get $200' national promotion: When new clients file with us, they get $100 this year and $100 next year when they return. This offer is available for a limited time at participating locations.
Jackson Hewitt® Encourages Taxpayers to File by February 15
JERSEY CITY, NJ, January 28, 2019 Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® urges taxpayers to file over the next few weeks following the announcement that the federal government is only assured to be funded through February 15.
No One Gets You a Bigger Refund or You Get $100!
JERSEY CITY, NJ, January 16, 2019 With the biggest tax reform in 30 years causing uncertainty, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® is doing even more to ease taxpayers’ concerns over refunds with its No One Gets You a Bigger Refund promotion. For the first time, when clients switch to Jackson Hewitt, they could get $100 and their tax prep fees back if someone else gets them a bigger federal refund.* This is a limited-time offer for new clients.
Jackson Hewitt® Survey Shows 63% of Generation Z Taxpayers Look Forward to Tax Refunds to Pay Holiday Bills
JERSEY CITY, NJ, December 27, 2018 Tax refunds continue to play an important role for many consumers when it comes to paying holiday debt. In a recent survey conducted by Jackson Hewitt Tax Service®, 41% taxpayers polled revealed that they look forward to their tax refund to pay holiday bills. The same survey showed that the youngest taxpaying generation, Generation Z, is the most likely to use their tax refund to repay holiday debt with 63% reporting that they look forward to their tax refund to pay holiday bills.
Jackson Hewitt® Leads the Refund Advance Category by Giving Qualified Clients More Refund Advance Choices
JERSEY CITY, NJ, December 3, 2018 Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® continues to lead the industry with Refund Advance by offering qualified taxpayers the ability to choose the Refund Advance that’s right for them. The tax services provider has announced that qualified clients could now choose among several Refund Advance options provided by MetaBank®.
Jackson Hewitt® Offers Free 2019 Tax Reform Preview and Refund Recheck to all Taxpayers
JERSEY CITY, NJ, June 15, 2018 Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® announced today that offices across the country are offering two free promotions for a limited time this summer to help taxpayers, both new and existing clients, get the most from their tax returns.
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® Announces Strategic Partnership with Corsair Capital
JERSEY CITY, NJ, May 31, 2018 Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. (“Jackson Hewitt”), the second-largest assisted tax-preparation service in the United States, is pleased to announce that it has been acquired by funds managed by Corsair Capital LLC in partnership with the Jackson Hewitt senior management team. Founded in 1992 with offices in New York and London, Corsair Capital is one of the longest-standing private equity firms focused on the financial services industry. Corsair Capital acquired its controlling stake in Jackson Hewitt from an affiliate of H.I.G. Bayside Capital.
Jackson Hewitt® Offers Tips for Last Minute Tax Filers
JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 10, 2018/ PRNewswire With just one week until the tax deadline of April 17, millions of Americans still have not filed their tax return. In fact, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® expects an unusually large surge of last-minute filings this season.
Jackson Hewitt® Reminds Taxpayers the IRS Has $1.1 Billion in Unclaimed Refunds from 2014
JERSEY CITY, NJ, April 5, 2018 /PRNewswire According to the Internal Revenue Service, there are an estimated 1 million taxpayers who are owed a total of $1.1 billion in unclaimed refunds for tax year 2014. The IRS estimates that the refund amount of more than half of the unfiled returns is greater than $847. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® reminds taxpayers who haven't filed a 2014 tax return that this is the last chance to claim this money – before the tax season ends on April 17, 2018.
Jackson Hewitt® Shares Scenarios that Can Trigger a Tax Return Audit
JERSEY CITY, NJ, April 3, 2018 / PRNewswire Tax return audits are one of the hottest topics each tax season – and one of the biggest concerns of many taxpayers. To help consumers better understand items on their tax return that could increase their risk of being audited, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® is sharing certain scenarios the IRS closely monitors for tax fraud.
Jackson Hewitt® Doubles its Switch and Get Promotion
JERSEY CITY, NJ, March 26, 2018 / PRNewswire As the deadline to file taxes approaches, Jackson Hewitt® doubles the incentive for clients to make the switch and see how much more they can get. Clients who didn’t file with Jackson Hewitt last year can get $100 this year and another $100 next year when they file. That’s money when you need it most.
Jackson Hewitt Survey Indicates Millennials and EITC Eligible Taxpayers Worry Most About Taxes
JERSEY CITY, NJ, Feb. 15, 2018 / PRNewswire A new survey, conducted by Jackson Hewitt, finds that millennials and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) taxpayers tend to have more worries around taxes and tax reform than any other group. While there were different concerns across all segments, EITC taxpayers and millennials were most concerned about the impact tax reform could have on the amount of their refund.
Jackson Hewitt® Tax Pros Explain How Tax Reform Will Impact You
JERSEY CITY, NJ, Feb. 1, 2018 / PRNewswire With daily headlines about tax reform, taxpayers across the nation are wondering if the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will affect their tax liability for the 2017 tax year and what changes to expect in 2018. Although Jackson Hewitt advises that every taxpayer is likely to be impacted by tax reform, a recent study conducted by the tax services company found that only 40% of respondents believe tax reform will impact their taxes.
Jackson Hewitt Reminds the Self-Employed to Claim These Deductions
JERSEY CITY, NJ, Feb. 6, 2018 / PRNewswire The number of Americans working in the sharing economy is growing fast – meaning more people are required to pay self-employment taxes. To avoid being surprised at tax time, remember that income taxes are not withheld automatically from this income and, if you expect to owe tax of $1,000 or more, you are required by the IRS to make estimated tax payments each quarter. The IRS establishes the quarterly tax schedule, and there are penalties and fees associated with underpaying estimated taxes at both the federal and state levels.
Jackson Hewitt® Reminds Clients of a Valuable Tax Credit
JERSEY CITY, NJ, Jan. 22, 2018 / PRNewswire The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the largest tax credits, and it's missed by about 20 percent of eligible Americans, according to the IRS. For taxpayers with three or more children, that's a whopping $6,318!
Jackson Hewitt® Tax Pros Find Hidden Credits and Deductions
JERSEY CITY, NJ, Jan. 18, 2018 / PRNewswire Jackson Hewitt Tax Pros help clients get their maximum refund by finding each credit and deduction available to them, including the lesser-known ones, such as changes to medical deductions – part of the tax reform that affects 2017 filings.
3,000 Jackson Hewitt® Walmart Locations Now Open
JERSEY CITY, NJ, Jan. 4, 2018 – Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® makes it even more convenient for taxpayers to prepare their tax returns with the opening of approximately 3,000 locations in Walmart® stores. While customers are busy shopping, they can rest assured that Jackson Hewitt Tax Pros will dig deep to find each credit and deduction available.
Jackson Hewitt® Survey Shows Almost Half of Millennial Taxpayers Use Tax Refunds to Pay off Holiday Debt
JERSEY CITY, NJ, December 27, 2017 – With the PATH Act delaying refunds for EITC/ACTC filers to late-February this year, many taxpayers may be left wishing they had their refund sooner to keep on top of their holiday bills. In a recent survey conducted by Jackson Hewitt Tax Service®, 43% of millennial taxpayers polled revealed that they plan use their tax refund to repay holiday debt versus just 31% of the general population polled.
Year-End Tax Tips from Jackson Hewitt® to Get a Bigger Refund
JERSEY CITY, NJ, December 4, 2017 – With ongoing discussions of tax reform and tax changes since 2016, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc., wants to help taxpayers keep more money in their pockets with eight year-end tax tips.
Jackson Hewitt® Clients Could Get up to $3,200 at 0% APR with No Fee Refund Advance Loan
JERSEY CITY, NJ, Nov. 20, 2017 – The no fee Refund Advance at Jackson Hewitt® just got even bigger – up to $3,200 this year. This increase, up from the maximum of $1,300 last year, helps clients get access to more money sooner, at 0% APR and with no fee.
Year-End Tax Tips from Jackson Hewitt® to Help Americans Get Their Maximum Refund
JERSEY CITY, NJ, Dec. 21, 2016 – With discussions of tax reform from President-elect Trump, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® wants to prepare taxpayers for possible changes next year and suggest actions that help them get the maximum refund they deserve this tax season.
Jackson Hewitt® Starts Tax Season Early Consumers can prequalify for a $200 - $1,300 No Fee, 0% APR loan
JERSEY CITY, NJ, November 21, 2016 – Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® announced they are starting the tax season early. Beginning today taxpayers can prequalify for an Express Refund Advance by answering a few questions on www.ExpressRefundAdvance.com. Within minutes, a visitor will know if they are prequalified for an Express Refund Advance between $200 and $1300.
Jackson Hewitt® Teams Up With American Express Serve® to Give Hardworking Clients Smart Options to Receive and Manage Their Tax Refunds
JERSEY CITY, NJ – (Marketwired - Jan 5, 2016) – Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® today announced that American Express Serve® is now an option for clients to receive and manage their tax refund. American Express Serve is a full-service, reloadable prepaid Account that provides faster access to refunds, along with money-management tools.