Press Information
For Immediate Release
March 25, 2011 


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




(Virginia Beach,VA )  Liberty Tax Service will reward volunteers who work with non-profit groups and charities by offering them free tax preparation the week of March 28-April 4 at participating locations.  All individuals who work with scouting and youth organizations, health non-profits, food banks and other charities are eligible for tax fee cuts at Liberty Tax offices if they are first-time customers.  Call 866-871-1040 to be directly connected to the nearest Liberty Tax location.  

“Lots of people are trying to make a difference by volunteering to help their communities in positive ways,” said John Hewitt, CEO of Liberty Tax Service.  “Liberty Tax Service wants to let them know that their efforts and contributions are important.”(Virginia Beach, VA)  The end is in sight for taxpayers who faced filing delays due to the round of tax extenders and Tax Relief Act of 2010. The IRS is ready to start accepting those returns February 14. The delays affected those who itemize deductions and file Schedule A and these forms: 

·         Form 8917 Tuition and Fees Deduction  

·         Form 4684 Casualties and Thefts  

Taxpayers will have a few extra days to file this year.  The filing deadline will be Monday, April 18, 2011 because the holiday, Emancipation Day is Friday, April 15.  This holiday is observed in the District of Columbia, so federal workers will be off that day.  

“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.    

Liberty Tax is offering extended hours of service at participating locations for the rush of early filers.     


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 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.    

Liberty Tax Service is the only tax franchise on the Forbes “Top 20 Franchises to Start,and ranks #1 of the tax franchises on the Entrepreneur “Franchise 500.” Each office provides computerized income tax preparation, electronic filing, and online filing through eSmart Tax.  Other services include audit assistance, a money back guarantee, and free tax return checking.