Liberty Tax Advises Filing Delays for Some Taxpayers


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For Immediate Release
December 27, 2010 


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Liberty Tax Advises Filing Delays for Some Taxpayers
The Tax Relief Act of 2010 Poses Some Immediate Reprogramming Issues for IRS

(Virginia Beach, VA)  For most taxpayers, it’s business as usual. However, the latest round of tax extenders and Tax Relief Act of 2010 will cause filing delays for certain taxpayers.  Liberty Tax Service advises that filing probably will not be a reality until mid-to-late February for those who itemize deductions and file Schedule A

“Liberty Tax will work diligently to incorporate every late-breaking change and IRS processing adjustment to streamline filing for our customers,” noted John Hewitt, CEO of Liberty Tax Service. “We expect this to affect 5.3 percent of our customers.” 

Some of the main specific forms that need to be reprocessed by the IRS are: 

  • Schedule A  
  • Form 8917 Tuition and Fees Deduction  
  • Form 4684 Casualties and Thefts  

About Liberty Tax Service  

Liberty Tax Service is the fastest growing retail tax preparation company in the industry’s history.  Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, a pioneer in the tax industry, Liberty Tax Service has prepared over 8,000,000 individual income tax returns.  With 41 years of tax industry experience, Hewitt stands as the most experienced CEO in the tax preparation business, having also founded Jackson Hewitt Tax Service.  He entered the industry in 1969 after attending a tax school.  

Liberty Tax Service provides computerized income tax preparation, electronic filing, refund loans, and online filing through eSmart Tax.  Each office offers customers audit assistance, a money back guarantee, and free tax return checking.