Liberty Tax Service Teaches Tax Preparation During Fall Tax Schools


Press Information
For Immediate Release
August 4, 2009


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Liberty Tax Service Teaches Tax Preparation During Fall Tax Schools  
Acquiring a New Skill Set May Be An Entry Step into the Tax Industry 

(Virginia Beach, VA)  Because no previous tax preparation experience is required, Liberty Tax Service’s fall tax school opportunity offers an equal playing field for mature and younger job seekers eager to improve their tax knowledge and work in the tax industry.  Displaced workers who are 55 and older who have been laid off during the past year have encountered the greatest challenges reentering the work force.  According to a survey conducted by CareerBuilder, 28% of them have found new jobs, compared with 71% of job seekers 25-34.  In addition, 23% of older job seekers are considering starting a business.  

“The tax school training method has been a natural fit for empty nesters or retirees interested in extra income or ready to explore an industry new to them.  It’s also been a career launching pad for some Liberty Tax franchisees, managers, and was for me in 1969,” remarked John Hewitt, Founder and CEO of Liberty Tax Service.

Liberty Tax Service offers fall tax schools that can be the entry point to securing flexible seasonal part-time and full-time jobs as tax preparers and employees.  The company is planning to staff up at 2700 U.S. offices by tax season.  Students learn the fundamentals of basic income tax preparation by preparing returns on paper and on the computer.  Instructors cover all schedules, credits and forms that can be filed with an individual tax return. 

The new economic stimulus tax provisions of The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 are a part of the basic income tax school curriculum as well as other tax changes.  Students may also discover repeatedly overlooked deductions or credits, and can amend past returns within three years of filing to claim a refund. 

There’s minimal charge for books and supplies.   Class schedules are flexible with day or evening classes available twice a week for ten weeks.  Tax schools start after Labor Day. Liberty Tax Service is actively recruiting bilingual tax school students.  Registration and other details about Liberty Tax Service’s fall income tax schools are available at or by calling 800-658-1042.