Liberty Tax Service Extends Hours for Taxpayers Beating the Rush

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Beginning January 28th, Liberty Tax Service will extend operating hours to 6:00 a.m. until midnight seven days a week.

We are seeing many taxpayers coming in now to have their federal tax returns prepared and ready to go come January 30. They are beating the expected rush, said CEO and founder of Liberty Tax Service, John Hewitt.

Liberty Tax Service extends hours for taxpayers beating the rush; taxpayers can get their taxes prepared now.

Beginning January 28th, Liberty Tax Service will extend operating hours to 6:00 a.m. until midnight seven days a week. Some Liberty Tax locations will be open 24 hours, providing round-the-clock service for taxpayers. These accommodating hours will continue through February 5, 2013.

Since the IRS moved the date to begin processing individual income tax returns, the vast majority of tax filers -- more than 120 million households -- should be able to start filing tax returns starting January 30th. But that doesn’t mean taxpayers have to wait until that deadline to have their returns prepared. Liberty Tax Service is already preparing tax returns and has extended their hours to accommodate those still needing to get their taxes prepared.

“We are seeing many taxpayers coming in now to have their federal tax returns prepared and ready to go come January 30. They are beating the expected rush,” said CEO and founder of Liberty Tax Service, John Hewitt.

Currently, offices are open 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Taxpayers can find a local Liberty Tax location by calling 866-871-1040. Liberty Tax does take appointments but they are not necessary.

About Liberty Tax Service        
Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, Liberty Tax Service is the fastest-growing tax preparation franchise ever. Liberty Tax Service has prepared over 10 million individual income tax returns to date. Liberty Tax Service and its nationwide network of over 30,000 tax preparers are ready to offer their assistance at any time.

According to the International Franchise Association’s Franchise Business Economic Outlook, the number of franchise units in the United States declined from 2009 until 2012. Currently there are approximately 27,000 fewer total franchise establishments operating in the United States than there were in 2008. (774,016 in 2008 compared to 746,828 in 2012). In spite of this downward trend, Liberty Tax Service increased its number of locations from 2,695 in 2008 to 4,183 in 2012.

Liberty Tax Service stands behinds community enrichment efforts by sponsoring various non-profit organizations and urging their employees and franchisees to give back to their communities. To extend that community support, Liberty also offers an online tax service, eSmart Tax, which enables some to do their own taxes wherever there’s a computer. eSmart Tax is backed by the tax professionals at Liberty Tax Service and its nationwide network of over 30,000 tax preparers, ready to offer their assistance at any time.

For a more in-depth look at Liberty Tax Service, visit http://libertytax.com or the Give Me Liberty! Magazine. Follow Liberty Tax on Facebook at http://facebook.com/LibertyTax and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/libertytax or check the blog at http://libertytax.com/taxlounge or contact Liberty Tax directly at 1-877-at-Liberty.

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Martha O'Gorman, Chief Marketing Officer
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