Amscot Tax Service is Hiring 1,000 Seasonal Tax Preparers

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, said it is gearing up for the 2011 tax season and hiring 1,000 seasonal tax preparers. The jobs are being filled at Amscot's 174 retail locations in a 15-county service area throughout Tampa Bay- and metropolitan Orlando-area communities.

With multiple tax code changes awaiting taxpayers in the upcoming tax season, the Internal Revenue Service predicts that up to 60 percent of American households will seek the assistance of professional tax preparers this year. Amscot tax preparers go through a rigorous training course that teaches individuals how to prepare taxes and how to spot tax-saving opportunities for customers.

Amscot Tax Service, a subsidiary of Amscot Financial, is unique among tax preparation companies in that it offers a year-round presence for customers. In addition to its seasonal tax-preparation workforce, Amscot employs a team of permanent tax-preparation leaders who are available to help customers 12 months a year.

"We know our customers have busy lives. They want to meet their tax obligations in a manner that is both accurate and fair, and which gets them on their way as quickly as possible," said Ian MacKechnie, founder and CEO of Amscot Financial. "We believe that our convenient locations, combined with services that can obtain a refund in quickest possible way, makes a big difference for our tax customers."

For more information about tax services at Amscot, please visit www.AmscotTax.com.

Founded in 1989, Amscot employs a fulltime workforce of more than 2,500 associates who work at the company's 174 retail branches and at the company's corporate headquarters in Tampa. The company currently operates retail locations in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Polk, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee, Sarasota, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Volusia and Brevard counties.

Amscot Financial is The Money Superstore™, offering an array of convenience-oriented financial services, including the cashing of personal checks, out-of-state checks and government checks; cash advances; Western Union wire transfers, notary services, pre-paid debit cards, free money orders income tax preparation. Amscot Financial also allows customers to make bill payments to more than 200 different utilities, municipal governments, cable and telephone companies.

About Amscot Financial

Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Amscot Financial is a leading provider of income tax preparation and electronic filing services, refund anticipation loans, prepaid debit cards, check cashing services, cash advance services, bill payment services, money transfer services and money orders through its wholly owned division, Amscot International Money Order Company. Amscot also offers the Amscot Card, a pre-paid debit card that allows owners to make purchases from any location that accepts MasterCard™. Amscot Financial currently operates 174 tax preparation offices and 174 retail financial service centers throughout Florida and employs more than 2,000 people. Amscot Financial has been recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as one of Tampa Bay's Best Places to Work for four consecutive years. For additional information, please visit the company's Web site at www.amscot.com.

SOURCE Amscot Financial



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