Jackson Hewitt® Encourages Taxpayers to Help 'Give Kids The World'

National Tax Preparation Firm Launches Fundraiser to Help Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses

Jan 29, 2013, 09:00 ET from Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the 2013 tax season now here, many taxpayers are gathering their documents and meeting with their local tax preparers. But for many who choose Jackson Hewitt Tax Service®, the nation's largest privately held tax preparation firm, they will be helping to make the lives of some children better during this tax season.

Partnering with the Give Kids The World (GKTW) charity, participating offices of Jackson Hewitt will help bring children with life-threatening illnesses and their families to the Give Kids The World Village, a 70-acre, nonprofit "storybook" resort located near Central Florida's most beloved attractions. While at the resort, families are treated to week-long, cost-free fantasy vacations, complete with villa accommodations, transportation, meals and donated tickets to area attractions and much more.    

From January 2 through April 15, 2013, taxpayers can visit the Jackson Hewitt® website to print out a coupon for a $30 discount off tax preparation*. Then when they visit a participating local Jackson Hewitt office, they simply submit the coupon when they have their taxes prepared and Jackson Hewitt will donate $3 to Give Kids The World.

"For many children who are struggling with difficult health issues as well as their families caring for them, maintaining positivity is important. Spending a week at the Give Kids The World Village can make a big difference in their lives," said Philip H. Sanford, president and chief executive officer of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. "As we work to bring our clients some tax refund joy by helping them get the biggest refund they deserve, we felt it was important to try to bring a little joy into the lives of the thousands of children Give Kids The World serves every year. We are honored to be aligning with this important cause."

"Thanks to the generosity of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service and its customers, Give Kids The World will be able to continue its mission of providing weeklong, cost-free fantasy vacations to children who need it the most," said GKTW President Pamela Landwirth. "Every year, we help fulfill the wishes of more than 7,000 children from around the world and this campaign will help us make the dreams of our precious guests come true."

To print out the discount coupon or learn more about the promotion, visit www.jacksonhewitt.com/tapp/gktw.  

To find a Jackson Hewitt office nearest you, visit www. JacksonHewitt.com. For additional tips and trivia from everyday taxpayers, check out Jackson Hewitt's "On the Street" video series, hosted by Mark Steber and available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/jacksonhewitt.

* Offer valid on tax preparation fees only. Does not apply to financial products, online tax preparation product or other services. Present coupon at time of tax preparation. Valid at participating locations only and may not be combined with any other offer. Most offices are independently owned and operated.

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 Give Kids the World
Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) is a 70-acre, non-profit resort in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. GKTW provides accommodations at its whimsical resort, donated attractions tickets, meals and more for a weeklong, cost-free fantasy vacation. With the help of many generous individuals, corporations and partnering wish-granting organizations, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 120,000 families from all 50 states and over 70 countries. Visit www.gktw.org for more information on GKTW and its mission.

For our latest news, visit www.twitter.com/gktwvillage, www.facebook.com/gktwvillage, www.youtube.com/givekidstheworld and follow our blog at www.givekidstheworld.org/blog.

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

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