For Immediate Release
January 22, 2013
|CONTACT: Martha O’Gorman
Chief Marketing Officer
(800) 790-3863 ext. 8022
Liberty Tax Service Extends Hours for Taxpayers Beating the Rush
Beach, VA (January 22, 2013) – Beginning
January 28th, Liberty Tax Service will extend operating hours to
6:00 a.m. until midnight seven days a week. Some Liberty Tax locations will be open
24 hours, providing round-the-clock service for taxpayers. These accommodating
hours will continue through February 5, 2013.
Since the IRS moved the date to
begin processing individual income tax returns, the vast majority of tax filers -- more than
120 million households -- should be able to start filing tax returns starting
January 30th. But that doesn’t mean taxpayers
have to wait until that deadline to have their returns prepared. Liberty Tax
Service is already preparing tax returns and has extended their hours to
accommodate those still needing to get their taxes prepared.
“We are seeing many taxpayers coming in now to have their federal
tax returns prepared and ready to go come January 30. They are beating the
expected rush,” said CEO and founder
of Liberty Tax Service, John Hewitt.
Currently, offices are open 7:00 a.m. until 9:00
p.m., Monday through Saturday and 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Taxpayers can find a local Liberty Tax location by calling 866-871-1040.
Liberty Tax does take appointments but they are not necessary.
Founded in 1997 by CEO John T.
Hewitt, Liberty Tax Service is the fastest-growing tax preparation franchise
ever. Liberty Tax Service has prepared over 10 million individual income tax
returns to date. Liberty Tax Service and its nationwide network of over 30,000
tax preparers are ready to offer their assistance at any time.
According to the International Franchise Association’s Franchise Business Economic Outlook, the
number of franchise units in the United States declined from 2009 until
2012. Currently there are approximately
27,000 fewer total franchise establishments operating in the United States than
there were in 2008. (774,016 in 2008 compared to 746,828 in 2012). In spite of this downward trend, Liberty Tax
Service increased its number of locations from 2,695 in 2008 to 4,183 in 2012.