Jackson Hewitt® Announces Grand Opening of Nationwide Sears® Locations

National Tax Preparation Firm Ready to Serve Sears Shoppers for 2013 Tax Season

Jan 03, 2013, 09:00 ET from Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Taxpayers in Sears now have a new resource readily available for their tax preparation needs. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® will be opening offices in most Sears® locations nationwide (www.jacksonhewitt.com/sears), making the tax season more convenient than ever for both Jackson Hewitt clients and Sears shoppers.  Jackson Hewitt brings more than 25 years of experience to Sears, with local tax professionals who are armed with the expertise to get taxpayers every deduction and credit they deserve this tax season.

"Our focus has always been on our clients," said Phil Sanford, president and CEO, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. "Our partnership with Sears allows us to expand our footprint, making it even easier for taxpayers to reach us. We are thrilled to be working with Sears to assist new and returning clients."

For those who may not have been Jackson Hewitt clients last year, they can switch and save. Come into any new Jackson Hewitt location in Sears and you'll pay $50 less than you paid someone else last year.* Customers are encouraged to come in early to start their tax return and see how big of a refund they may be entitled to. No W-2 is needed.  All customers will also receive a Free Accuracy Guarantee** and can take advantage of free and convenient drop-off service where available.

Jackson Hewitt specializes in electronic filing (IRS e-file) and offers full-service, individual federal and state income tax preparation.

For more information or to make an appointment with a local Jackson Hewitt tax preparer, please call 1-800-234-1040 or visit www.jacksonhewitt.com/sears.

*Offer valid for tax preparation fees paid of $150 or more. Proof of last year's tax preparation fee required. Does not apply to an amendment or extension. Product fees excluded. Valid at participating locations only and may not be combined with any other offer. Most offices are independently owned and operated.

**Terms and conditions apply. Ask your Tax Pro for details.

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 more than 6,800 franchised and company-owned locations throughout the United States, including 2,800 located in Walmart stores nationwide, and more than 400 Sears stores in the United States and Puerto Rico in the 2013 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 Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD), is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services and is part of ShopYourWay, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through ShopYourWay.com. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,000 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 810 Full-line and more than 1,270 specialty stores in the U.S. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com, landsend.com, and specialty catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands including Kenmore, Craftsman, DieHard and Lands' End -- among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. The company is the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 11 million service calls made annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at www.sears.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.

Jennifer Minchin
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
(973) 630-0737

Melissa Connerton
CooperKatz & Company
(917) 595-3039

SOURCE Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.