For Immediate Release
February 14, 2013
|CONTACT: Martha O’Gorman
Chief Marketing Officer
(800) 790-3863 ext. 8022
Everything You Wanted to Know About the Dollars Spent on February 14.
Liberty Tax Service’s Valentine’s Day Infographic
VA) February 12, 2013 – This year, Americans are expected to spend over a
whopping $18 billion to celebrate the day of love, Valentine’s Day. With such a staggering amount
of money being spent for just one holiday, Liberty Tax wanted to know exactly when,
where, how and on what the money is being spent. And the results may surprise many.
Valentine’s Day by the numbers, click here.
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
Liberty Tax Service stands behinds community enrichment
efforts by sponsoring various non-profit organizations and urging their
employees and franchisees to give back to their communities. To extend that
community support, Liberty also offers an online tax
service, eSmart Tax, which enables some to do their own taxes wherever there’s
a computer. eSmart Tax is backed by the tax professionals at Liberty Tax
Service and its nationwide network of over 30,000 tax preparers,
ready to offer their assistance at any time.
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