PARSIPPANY, N.J., Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackson Hewitt Tax Service®, an industry-leading provider of full service tax preparation, will open most of its 6,500 locations on January 6, 2014 despite this year's late e-file date of January 31, 2014. Jackson Hewitt® will operate in thousands of Walmart stores nationwide and hundreds of Sears locations during the tax season. Couple that with thousands of Jackson Hewitt storefronts, and tax preparation with Jackson Hewitt is convenient and nearby, no matter where people are looking to have their taxes prepared.
Despite the IRS delay, Jackson Hewitt wants taxpayers to know that starting their tax preparation early comes with a host of benefits:
- Be in the know sooner: Taxpayers can find out the amount of refund owed to them (or amount due), receive assistance understanding what they may qualify for under the Affordable Care Act, select how they prefer to receive their refund and have everything finalized for the IRS acceptance date.
- Get the earliest possible refund: The IRS anticipates that nine out of ten refunds will be issued again this year in less than 21 days, and even with the delay to the start of the filing season until January 31, the sooner taxpayers file their return, the sooner they will get a refund if they are owed one.
- Protect against ID theft: Filing early can also help protect against tax time ID theft. If a thief has gotten hold of a taxpayer's personal information, getting their return submitted before the potential theft occurs will prevent it.
- Beat the rush: Once e-file opens, offices will likely have long waits. Taxpayers can save the time and the headache of waiting, and cross tax prep off their to-do list.
"We are excited to welcome new and familiar faces back into our offices," said D. Michael Williams, chief marketing officer, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. "Taxes are complicated, but each of our Tax Pros is happy to help you take the work and the stress out of preparing a tax return. We are nearby, we are open, and we are ready to help."
To find a Jackson Hewitt office nearest you, visit www.JacksonHewitt.com.
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 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. Most offices are independently owned and operated.
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