With the first day of school now less than one month away, it’s time to start thinking about what we’ll do once the house quiets down and the nightly homework ritual begins. If you’re like me, you can probably think of a dozen different ways to spend your “free time”. As a Liberty Tax® Franchise Owner, the time between the first day of school and the first day of the new year is spent gearing up for the coming season. During this time, we meet a lot of stay-at-home moms who have been interested in learning a new skill and maybe even putting it to work. If you’ve considered working part-time outside of the home, you may be interested to know that Liberty Tax® offices across the country will soon be starting their 10 week tax classes. This year, our local offices will be offering the traditional classroom style course in 10, 8 and 6 week formats. Many offices will even offer flexible morning and evening courses. In addition, online courses will also be available. These online classes will be available for replay if your schedule will not permit you to attend the live session. The only pre-requisite for either course is a willingness to learn!


With unemployment still at about 9%, many job seekers have even more interest in diversifying their skills sets and exploring instruction and higher education options. A lot of stay-at-home moms have also started to seek out ways to earn some extra income. Learning the skill of tax preparation can be a personal financial and employment advantage in this economic downturn. Our ten-week tax school can help students learn personal tax-savings strategies as well as a new skill that may lead to certification or employment. In my five years as a Liberty Franchise Owner, I’ve learned that Moms really do make great tax preparers. I’m not sure if it’s because we are so patient or if it’s just that we’re so eager for a few hours away from the house. Whatever it is.... I know I’m looking forward to meeting a few new “Tax Mommies” this year!


For registration and other details contact your local office or call our tax school hotline at 1-800-658-1042. For all class offerings, there will be a minimal charge for books and supplies. If you have any questions or want more details, please post a comment. I’d love to hear from you!