LULAC and Jackson Hewitt® Launch Program to Educate Latino Consumers on U.S. Tax Topics

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LULAC announced that it will launch a program with the help of Jackson Hewitt® to educate Latino families on important tax topics.

Today, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) announced that it will launch a program with the help of Jackson Hewitt® to educate Latino families on important tax topics.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Jackson Hewitt in order to bring important resources to our community, such as access to bilingual tax experts, and workshops where attendees will be educated on refund fraud detection and prevention,” said LULAC National President Margaret Moran. “The Latino community faces many challenges in these areas. This partnership will help overcome such obstacles and build a better understanding of financial management, which ultimately will help improve the quality of life for those in our community.”

As part of the partnership, Jackson Hewitt and LULAC will host tax-related workshops in Los Angeles, Houston and Sacramento. The initiative, entitled ‘Pocket Smart, Managing Your Money Wisely,’ is designed to provide Latinos with the information needed to better manage their money and make informed decisions regarding day-to-day transactions, investments, and even business opportunities. For more information please go to http://pocketsmart.org/knowyourtaxes.

“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with LULAC in order to provide tax and financial best practices to Latino families in California and Texas,” said Mark Steber, Chief Tax Officer of Jackson Hewitt. “We want to help Latinos and taxpayers everywhere understand the importance of filling their taxes, getting all of the tax benefits available, and the advantages of establishing a tax history in the U.S. while at the same time, helping them through tax challenges and providing guidance on how to avoid becoming a tax crimes victim in order to position them for long-term financial success.”

About League of Latin American Citizens
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit http://www.LULAC.org.

About Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. is an industry-leading provider of full service individual federal and state income tax preparation, with approximately 6,500 franchised and company-owned locations throughout the United States, including locations in Walmart stores nationwide, and Sears stores in the United States and Puerto Rico in the 2014 tax season. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service also offers an online tax preparation product at http://www.JacksonHewittOnline.com. For more information, or to locate your neighborhood Jackson Hewitt office, visit http://www.JacksonHewitt.com or call 1-800-234-1040. Jackson Hewitt can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. Most offices are independently owned and operated.

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