PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackson Hewitt Tax Service®, the nation's second largest tax preparation firm, today announced that it has been named Supplier of the Year by Walmart's Financial Services Division. Jackson Hewitt® was recognized for: its aggressive expansion into over 750 new Walmart locations for the 2012 tax season, which increased its nationwide kiosk coverage in Walmart U.S. stores by 40% to 2,800 locations; embracing innovation by providing new kiosk designs to accommodate specific spacing requirements in all Walmart store formats; and, its commitment to, and support of, Walmart's focus on Every Day Low Pricing.
"Jackson Hewitt is honored to receive this award from Walmart, and we are proud to achieve this recognition in the first year of a new multi-year agreement between our companies," said Philip H. Sanford, president and chief executive officer of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. "Our franchisees and company-owned operations management have worked very hard over the past several years to significantly expand our Walmart kiosk presence, and to continue to provide tax preparation convenience, ease and value for both Walmart's customers and associates. Receiving this award is a testament to the success of that effort. I thank all of our franchisees and employees for their dedication and commitment to continual enhancement of our Walmart partnership. I also thank Walmart Financial Services for their demonstrated spirit of teamwork and collaboration to make our partnership as successful as it can be."
Jackson Hewitt's tax pros invite Walmart customers and associates to stop by a Jackson Hewitt kiosk between now and April 17 to have their taxes prepared and electronically filed. Your Jackson Hewitt tax pro can provide you with information about the various available products and services, including the Switch to Jackson Hewitt and Save $50 promotion* available at Jackson Hewitt's Walmart kiosk locations for qualifying taxpayers through April 17. A refund readiness checklist is available to assist Walmart customers and associates with organizing tax-related information in advance of having their tax return prepared.
To locate a nearby Walmart with a Jackson Hewitt kiosk, visit www.walmart.com/jacksonhewitt.
*Offer valid for tax preparation fees paid of $150 or more. Proof of last year's tax preparation fee required. Does not apply to amendments or extensions. Product fees excluded. 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.
Based in Parsippany, NJ, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. is an industry-leading provider of full service individual federal and state income tax preparation, with nearly 6,500 franchised and company-owned locations throughout the United States, including 2,800 located in Walmart stores nationwide. 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.
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