Company Background

Why Liberty?

Tax franchise opportunities at Liberty Tax Service are built on unmatched customer service, extraordinary franchisee support and a small business opportunity created by the “Granddaddy of Taxes.” Liberty is America's Tax Service offering computerized tax preparation and accounting business opportunities at every office.


A veteran of more than 45 tax seasons, CEO John Hewitt has built the fastest growing tax service in all the land, sold it, and is currently doing it all over again with Liberty Tax. With Liberty, he is building not just a thriving tax franchise, but something even more important: a culture of best business ideas that allows entrepreneurs to thrive. Learn more about our leadership team here.

“John Hewitt is unique in what he does. He has so much experience in the tax industry that no one can out think him or out-act him.”  - Scott Curits, Franchisee

The Proof 

Accounting Today magazine has named Hewitt, a former H&R Block Regional Director, one of the accounting profession’s Top 100 most influential people 11 times. The International Franchise Association honored Hewitt as its Entrepreneur of the Year in February 2006.

Accounting Today named Liberty Tax to its "Top Tax Firms" list from 2010 through 2014. Liberty Tax Service has been ranked as one of the top franchise opportunities on Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Franchise 500 every year from 1998 to 2015. Liberty Tax Service is the only tax franchise on the Forbes magazine's "Top 20 Franchises for the Buck" (2012).

Minority Opportunity

Our tax preparation franchise has consistently been recognized as a leader among all franchises, not just tax preparer opportunities. We have been awarded a top spot among franchises by magazines such as Black Enterprise, Poder/Hispanic Enterprise, and Military Times Edge.

“With Liberty Tax, there is no barrier, regardless of your race, or of your sex, and I enjoy the vast opportunities Liberty’s delivered to our family.” – Tiffany D., Franchisee

Our Past and Future

Currently, there are more than 4,000 Liberty Tax Service offices operating in the United States and Canada, where we operate as Liberty Tax Service Canada. Liberty Tax Service started in Canada on September 1, 1997, when John acquired a Canadian tax franchisor, U&R Tax Depot. In 1998, we became Liberty Tax Service and opened five offices in the United States.

Our goal is to become the #1 tax service in the universe by 2020. Culture and giving back drive that vision.

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