HARLINGEN, TEXAS (NEWS CENTER 23) — Liberty Tax Service once again salutes veterans, active military and their immediate family members with free tax preparation during “Military and Veterans Appreciation Week.” At participating offices during the dates of Feb 18-22, Liberty Tax will prepare tax returns free of charge to those veterans, active military and their immediate family members who are first-time customers.
“We want to give something back to honor the brave men and women who valiantly defend our freedom, our family and friends, and the American way of life,” said David A. Perez General Manager. “We look forward to helping them prepare their taxes in 2013. Tax advice is always free regarding military service tax issues, or any tax concern. Just call us, and ask.”
Taxpayers can find a local Liberty Tax location by calling 866-871-1040. Liberty Tax does take appointments but they are not necessary.
About Liberty Tax Service
JTH Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) is the parent company of Liberty Tax Service. As the fastest-growing tax franchise ever, Liberty Tax Service has prepared over 10 million individual income tax returns. Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, Liberty Tax Service is the only tax franchise on the Forbes“Top 20 Franchises for the Buck.”
According to the International Franchise Association’s Franchise Business Economic Outlook, the number of franchise units in the United States declined from 2009 until 2012. Currently there are approximately 27,000 fewer total franchise establishments operating in the United States than there were in 2008. (774,016 in 2008 compared to 746,828 in 2012). In spite of this downward trend, Liberty Tax Service increased its number of locations from 2,695 in 2008 to 4,183 in 2012.
Liberty Tax Service stands behinds community enrichment efforts by sponsoring various non-profit organizations and urging their employees and franchisees to give back to their communities. To extend that community support, Liberty also offers an online tax service, eSmart Tax, which enables some to do their own taxes wherever there’s a computer. eSmart Tax is backed by the tax professionals at Liberty Tax Service and its nationwide network of over 30,000 tax preparers, ready to offer their assistance at any time.
For a more in-depth look at Liberty Tax Service, visit http://libertytax.com  or the Give Me Liberty! Magazine. Follow Liberty Tax on Facebook at http://facebook.com/LibertyTax  and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/libertytax  or check the blog at http://libertytax.com/taxlounge  or contact Liberty Tax directly at 1-877-at-Liberty.