Liberty Tax Service is Registering Students for Fall Income Tax Preparation Courses

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Classes Include Help for Entry Level and Seasoned Preparers Facing New Regulations

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Now is a great time to start the process of learning tax preparation, and follow the steps of the new certification as the IRS phases in the new requirements.

Income tax preparation companies small and large now face the challenge of preparing their students for increased IRS tax preparer regulation. Liberty Tax, through its income tax preparation course, has prepared for IRS accreditation as the company has tested tax preparer skills since 2007. The company’s tax schools and other trainings continue to incorporate steps that assist its tax school students in preparing for the IRS test and obtaining a http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=210909,00.html [Preparer Tax Identification Number] (PTIN).

With a tax preparer certification process in place since 2007, Liberty Tax Service took a proactive approach toward internal professional standardization by creating its own innovative three-tier skill certification examination for its preparers. Now that tax preparers will be required to take competency tests in the next few years, they can receive readiness through Liberty’s classes, and its class offerings from basic through advanced.

“Now is a great time to start the process of learning tax preparation, and follow the steps of the new certification as the IRS phases in the new requirements. The tax school training method has been a natural fit for those of any age eager to acquire new skills, earn extra income and explore an industry new to them,” remarked John Hewitt, CEO and Founder of Liberty Tax Service.

Taxpayers either who have or who will obtain a PTIN prior to the start of IRS Competency Exam will have until December 31, 2013 to pass it. Liberty Tax will offer its annual ten week classes starting the week after Labor Day. These classes are open to the public, with no experience required to register for the basic class. To learn more about job opportunities and Liberty’s series of tax courses, visit http://www.libertytax.com/tax-education.html or call 1-800-658-1042.

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. Tax school was his entry point into the tax industry in 1969.

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 and electronic filing. Liberty Tax provides online filing through eSmart Tax.

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