Jackson Hewitt® Enhances Tax Preparer Training Curriculum with Addition of ExamMatrix Registered Tax Return Preparer Exam Review

ExamMatrix Course to Support Training of Jackson Hewitt's More Than 25,000 Nationwide Tax Professionals for Certification Under New IRS Regulations

Jun 01, 2012, 14:30 ET from Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.

PARSIPPANY, N.J., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. ("Jackson Hewitt"), the nation's second largest tax preparation firm, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Matrix Learning Inc. (dba ExamMatrix), which will make the ExamMatrix Registered Tax Return Preparer ("RTRP") Exam Review course available to the more than 25,000 Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® tax professionals nationwide.

The RTRP Exam is an Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") mandated exam that tax professionals are required to pass by December 31, 2013, unless they are already a Certified Public Accountant, IRS Enrolled Agent or attorney.

"At Jackson Hewitt, our tax preparers are the cornerstone of our business, and the tax training programs and competency testing we provide these valued employees ensures the delivery of quality, accurate tax preparation service to our clients," said Philip H. Sanford, president and chief executive officer of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. "As our tax preparers get ready to test under the new IRS certification requirements, we are pleased to expand our relationship with ExamMatrix to add their Registered Tax Return Preparer Exam Review course to our existing training curriculum. ExamMatrix has provided our system with their IRS Enrolled Agent training course for the past six years, a course that has been well received by our tax preparers who have trained and tested for this certification."

"We are very pleased to have Jackson Hewitt choose us to fulfill this critical RTRP certification training need," said Sean Mullen, chief executive officer of ExamMatrix. "ExamMatrix and Jackson Hewitt have had an excellent partnership, and this agreement demonstrates Jackson Hewitt's ongoing commitment to, and high standards for, the training and continuing education of all of its tax professionals."

"After studying various RTRP Exam Review options, we chose the ExamMatrix RTRP Exam Review for our tax professionals," said Barbara Jordan, chief learning officer of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. "The ExamMatrix course not only does a great job of teaching students the tax content tested on the RTRP Exam, but it also is designed in a manner that makes the student a better test taker. This unique feature is important for tax professionals who may have years of tax preparation experience, but also may be years removed from having taken their last standardized certification exam. We look forward to integrating the ExamMatrix course into our overall extensive tax preparer training curriculum."

About Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.
Based in Parsippany, NJ, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. is an industry-leading provider of full service individual federal and state income tax preparation, with nearly 6,500 franchised and company-owned locations throughout the United States, including 2,800 located in Walmart stores nationwide, in the 2012 tax season. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® also offers an online tax preparation product at www.jacksonhewittonline.com. For more information, or to locate your neighborhood Jackson Hewitt® office, visit www.jacksonhewitt.com or call 1-800-234-1040. Jackson Hewitt can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

About ExamMatrix
ExamMatrix is a leading provider of computer-based test prep courses utilizing adaptive learning technology. The company offers exam preparation for the Certified Public Accountant, IRS Enrolled Agent, Registered Tax Return Preparer, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, and Certified Systems Auditor Exams. In addition, ExamMatrix's course technology is used in private label courses for college admissions exams such as the SAT and ACT.


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Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.                                 
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SOURCE Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.