Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® Hosts Tax Tip Tweet-Up on February 27

Chief Tax Officer Mark Steber to Answer Consumer Filing Questions

Feb 20, 2013, 09:00 ET from Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Taxes are complicated, especially this year.  So while more than 75 percent of taxpayers filing returns are due refunds which average some $3,000*, it's likely that some of those same taxpayers have a question or two  – and who better to answer them than the Chief Tax Officer of a leading national tax preparation firm? To help taxpayers get their questions answered, their returns filed, and their refunds dollars back soon (if eligible), Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® is making its top tax code expert available to consumers around the country through Twitter.

On Wednesday, February 27, Chief Tax Officer Mark Steber will host the company's first-ever Tax Tip Tweet-Up. Starting at 6 p.m. Eastern and running for one hour, consumers can to submit their tax questions – in 140 characters or less – to @JacksonHewitt, using the #TaxTalk hashtag. Steber will respond to as many inquiries as possible during this time, using his own handle, @MarkSteber.

"Social media gives us the unique opportunity to help taxpayers across the country – in real-time –with questions they may have surrounding tax filing," said Steber. "We are inviting everyone, including our clients, those who have filed with someone else or on their own and those who have yet to file, to stop by and ask whatever question they may have."

For Twitter users who are unable to participate, Steber will continue to answer questions as frequently as possible via his @MarkSteber channel.

*National Taxpayer Advocate Delivers Annual Report to Congress; Focuses on Tax Reform, IRS Funding and Identity Theft
IR-2013-3, Jan. 9, 2013

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 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 for 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, or check out Jackson Hewitt's "On the Street" video series, hosted by Chief Tax Officer Mark Steber and available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/jacksonhewitt.

Jennifer Minchin
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
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