PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As Americans look for free and convenient ways to store and streamline tax information online, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® is rolling out a robust new consumer resource right in time for the upcoming tax season. Unique to the tax industry, MyTaxManager is a free online tax management tool and one-stop personalized Web destination that gives consumers a secure, centralized home for a range of tax-related documents and information.
Available online throughout the year at www.jacksonhewitt.com/mytaxmanager, MyTaxManager allows consumers to stay on top of their tax information on a 24/7 basis by providing the following benefits:
- Store and organize vital tax documents such as Forms W-2 and 1099 or receipts for purchases and donations made during the year
- Schedule an in-store appointment with a local Jackson Hewitt office
- Check the status of federal and state tax returns online or through mobile devices, including access to information on refund amount, balance due and expected delivery date of a refund
In addition, MyTaxManager lets consumers create personalized data sheets of critical tax information, which can then be electronically forwarded to a local Jackson Hewitt office of their choice. This information can be used to jump-start a tax return in advance of meeting with a Jackson Hewitt tax preparer.
Consumers who register for the free online platform at www.jacksonhewitt.com/mytaxmanager will be automatically be entered into the Jackson Hewitt Sweepstakes with a chance to win one $100 Visa gift card every day through April 15, 2011, as well as an overall grand prize of $10,000.*
"Most people think of 'tax time' as being only a few months at the beginning of every year, but the smarter way to approach your taxes is with a full-year perspective," said Debra K. Dowd, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. "Jackson Hewitt's MyTaxManager offers taxpayers a safe way to organize their documents plus a range of free, value-added tax services in one convenient online destination."
Last month, the company launched the Jackson Hewitt Discount Shopping Network as part of MyTaxManager. Users who visit the "My Rewards" tab of MyTaxManager can tap into more than 800 premier online merchants representing a broad spectrum of retail goods such as apparel, sporting goods, electronics, office products, gourmet foods, department stores and many more.
* No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) 18 years and older. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes ends 4/15/11. For Official Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit www.jacksonhewitt.com/mytaxmanager.
About Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.
Based in Parsippany, N.J., Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. (NYSE: JTX) is an industry leading provider of full service individual federal and state income tax preparation, with franchised and company-owned office locations throughout the United States. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® also offers an online tax preparation product at www.jacksonhewittonline.com. For more information, or to locate the Jackson Hewitt® office nearest to you, visit www.jacksonhewitt.com or call 1-800-234-1040. Jackson Hewitt can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
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