LIBERTY TAX SERVICE LAUNCHES INTERACTIVE SPANISH-LANGUAGE WEBSITE

PRESS INFORMATION
For Immediate Release
Date:  January 6, 2009
CONTACT: Martee Pierson
Title: Director of Diversity Mktg.
757.301.8111
e-mail: Martee.Pierson@libtax.com

LIBERTY TAX SERVICE LAUNCHES INTERACTIVE SPANISH-LANGUAGE WEBSITE

Liberty’s Spanish website will direct users to the nearest Spanish-speaking HISPANIC SERVICES SEAL OF EXCELLENCE certified office nationwide.


(Virginia Beach, VA)  Liberty Tax Service has made a commitment to the Latino community to provide consumers with service that is unmatched in the industry. To that end, the company created an interactive Spanish-language website for its Hispanic customers that features an office locator to help them find a Spanish-speaking office in their neighborhood, important tax and FREE ITIN (Tax ID) information, and job resource information for bilinguals. The new website can be accessed at www.libertytaxespanol.com.

The Liberty website was created to bring important tax information to online Spanish-preferring clients and to help direct them to Liberty offices nationwide that are equipped to service both their language and tax needs. Through Liberty’s HISPANIC SERVICES SEAL OF EXCELLENCE PROGRAM, franchisees and their preparers across the U.S. have invested 18 hours in Hispanic tax forms and culture training to ensure they are equipped to efficiently service the Hispanic community. In support of the company’s Hispanic initiative ― Una Familia Sin Fronteras (A family without boundaries) — Liberty’s Hispanic Services Certified offices accommodate the Hispanic community’s service needs with bilingual staffing to ensure easy communication.

“Liberty takes its commitment to the Hispanic community very seriously,” explains John Hewitt, Founder and CEO of Liberty Tax Service. “That’s why we designed a Spanish-language website that offers pertinent information that will keep our Hispanic communities informed on the many tax service options we provide, including our FREE ITIN application program. We also wanted to make it easy for our Spanish-preferring clients to access offices that have fluent Spanish-speaking staff who have received our specialized training and have the “heart” required to help our new immigrants comply with the US tax requirements.”

Liberty Tax Service’s programs such as the HISPANIC SERVICES SEAL OF EXCELLENCE CERTIFICATION, FREE ITINs for immigrants program, and the Una Familia Sin Fronteras Hispanic initiative have received national attention from numerous organizations including Mexican Consulates nationwide. Now, through its new Spanish website, Liberty Tax Service has expanded its commitment to offering premier service to the Hispanic community.  For more information, please contact Martee Pierson, Director of Diversity Marketing for Liberty Tax Service at Martee.pierson@libtax.com.


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 (www.libertytax.com) has prepared over 6,000,000 individual income tax returns and currently operates over 3,000 offices throughout the United States and Canada. 

Liberty Tax Service provides computerized income tax preparation, electronic filing and refund loans. With an emphasis on customer service including audit assistance, a money back guarantee and free tax return checking, Liberty Tax Service is well known for its strong commitment to its client base.

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: JTX). 

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