Liberty Tax Service Awards a Check to Colorado Springs, CO Winners


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For Immediate Release
February 16, 2012 


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Liberty Tax Service Awards a Check to Colorado Springs, CO Winners of
“My Refund Story” Contest in a Surprise Visit on Valentine’s Day
Company Doubles Their Tax Refund on Valentines Day


(Virginia Beach, VA)  Liberty Tax Service is proud to announce that the first recipients of the “My Refund Story/Double My Refund Contest,” are in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Early on Valentine’s Day, Miss Lady Liberty, Brittney Wojtaszek surprised the couple to officially present the check. A professional film crew accompanied Miss Lady Liberty to record the story and share it on the My Refund Story/Double My Refund website:

“During these challenging economic times, we are very excited to help find the most deserving recipients get some extra money at tax time,” added John Hewitt, CEO and founder of Liberty Tax Service.    

About the Family  

The winning family submitted separate entries to the contest. The couple was married in 2006, and discovered in 2007 that they were unable to have children. Felicia’s request was to double the tax refund and add the money to their “baby fund” to help pay costs for adopting a child.

Eric has served two tours of duty in Iraq, and is currently stationed at Fort Carson.  Due to military deployments, Eric and Felicia have only been able to be together on one Valentine’s Day in six years. Liberty Tax added more to this couple’s Valentine’s Day by surprising them at their home on Valentine’s Day morning and doubling their federal tax refund.

About “My Refund Story”  

“My Refund Story” is a national contest that Liberty Tax started in January 2012 and will continue through April 16, 2012. The national search is underway to find the most compelling stories and experiences from taxpayers receiving refunds this year. 


About Liberty Tax Service  

Liberty Tax Service is the fastest growing retail tax preparation company in the industry’s history, with over 4200 offices in the United States and Canada. Founded by CEO John T. Hewitt, Liberty Tax Service has prepared over 9,000,000 individual income tax returns.  With 42 years of tax industry experience, Hewitt stands as the most experienced CEO in the tax preparation business, having also founded Jackson Hewitt Tax Service.  Each office provides computerized income tax preparation, electronic filing, and online filing through eSmart Tax. Liberty Tax Service has been ranked on Entrepreneur magazine’s annual “Franchise 500” every year since 1998.