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  • Liberty Tax Company Background


    Miss Lady LibertyLiberty Tax Service is the fastest growing income tax service ever! Why? Liberty's growing brand name awareness in the tax industry is escalating due to an experienced management team and headquarters staff with over 600 combined years of tax, franchise, technical, marketing, and management experience. Many have worked previously for other competing tax franchisors. In addition, the company's proven operating system has the flexibility to adapt to constant changes in the tax industry.

    Liberty's founder and CEO, John Hewitt, has a nationally recognized name in the tax and accounting world. He is a veteran of over 45 tax seasons, the founder of two top tax preparation firms, and a former H&R Block regional director. Accounting Today magazine has yearly named him one of the accounting profession's top 100 most influential people.

    The International Franchise Association (IFA) has recognized Hewitt as Entrepreneur of the Year. This annual honor is presented to “an individual currently building a successful business venture who exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit that franchising represents.”

    In 1982, Hewitt founded Jackson Hewitt, the second largest tax preparation company, and started its franchise operations in 1986. Hewitt's business plan was to utilize the revolutionary "Hewtax" computerized tax interview software that he and his father created, and also outperform the competition with superlative customer service. Under Hewitt's tutelage, Jackson Hewitt grew from a local six-office operation to 1,345 offices when it sold in 1997 for $483,000,000.

    Hewitt established Liberty Tax Service in Canada in September of 1997 when he acquired a Canadian tax franchisor. In tax season 1999, Liberty operated 35 offices in the U.S.

    Liberty continues to focus on the future, with over 4,400 offices in 2014. Liberty is currently the third largest tax franchise company in the world. Entrepreneur magazine has ranked Liberty Tax Service on its "Franchise 500" list of best franchise opportunities since 1998.Liberty Tax Service is the only tax franchise on the Forbes magazine's "Top 20 Franchises for the Buck" (2012). Liberty is America's Tax Service offering computerized tax preparation, audit representation and free tax advice at every office.