Press Information
For Immediate Release
April 09, 2009


CONTACT: Martha O’Gorman
Chief Marketing Officer
(800) 790-3863 ext. 8022

Tax preparers are “Up All Night” from Monday April 13th-Midnight April 15th

(Virginia Beach, VA)  Restless taxpayers can take advantage of extended hours, have their taxes prepared overnights, and even wear their pajamas into Liberty Tax Service in the wee hours before the April 15th tax filing deadline.  Over 800 Liberty Tax Service offices are participating in “The Up All Night Liberty Tax Slumber Party” from 7 a.m. Monday, April 13th through midnight on April 15th.

“If you wait until the last minute to get to the post office to mail your return, you may find that’s not an option this year.  Due to some federal budget cuts, fewer post offices will be open for retail service until midnight this year.  Procrastinators can always choose to e-file their tax information, an extension request, and even a request to pay in installments,” said John Hewitt, CEO of Liberty Tax Service.  “Liberty Tax can help.  We’ll provide refreshments and make the last minute frenzy as hassle free as possible.”

Taxpayers who don’t file a tax return by April 15th face the additional tax liability of a failure-to-file penalty of 5% of the unpaid taxes for each month, or part of a month that a return is late up to five months (25%).  If your return is over 60 days late, the minimum penalty for late filing is the smaller of $135 for returns required to be filed after December 31, 2008 or 100 percent of the tax owed.

About Liberty Tax Service

Liberty Tax Service ( is the fastest growing retail tax preparation company in the industry’s history, with over 3,200 offices in the United States and Canada. The company plans to open up to 500 new offices in January 2010.  Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, a pioneer in the tax industry, Liberty Tax Service has prepared over 6,000,000 individual income tax returns.  With 40 years of tax industry experience, Hewitt stands as the most experienced CEO in the tax preparation business, having also founded Jackson Hewitt Tax Service (NYSE:

Liberty Tax Service ( provides computerized income tax preparation, electronic filing, refund loans, and online filing through eSmart Tax at  Each office offers customers audit assistance, a money back guarantee, and free tax return checking.  The Liberty Tax Service franchise opportunity has climbed to #3 on the latest Entrepreneur “Franchise 500.”