Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® Names Tennessee Businessman David Elkins Franchisee of the Year

Highest Honor for National Tax Preparation Service Goes to Smiths Grove Native

SMITHS GROVE, Ky., Oct. 10, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Jackson Hewitt Tax Servicehas bestowed its highest honor – the Franchisee of the Year Award – on Tennessee franchise owner David Elkins.

Announced as part of the 2012 Jackson Hewitt® Annual Convention, the Franchisee of the Year Award is given annually to the franchisee who exhibits the highest level of performance in terms of growth, territory and employee development, customer service and community involvement. The award also recognizes franchise owners who uphold the standards that are at the core of the Jackson Hewitt experience – quality, professionalism and entrepreneurship.

Headquartered in Smiths Grove, Kentucky, Elkins has built his franchise operation from three offices in 2001 to 75 locations, 90 percent in Tennessee, during the 2012 tax season, in which he prepared over 32,000 individual tax returns. During this time, he has been able to retain clients and attract new customers through maintaining high standards for customer service and his dedicated team of preparers.

"I am very honored and humbled to be selected as the 2012 Jackson Hewitt Franchisee of the Year," said Elkins. "This award would not have been possible without the magnificent team I am fortunate to work with each day. The commitment and dedication of my team, not only to our own franchise, but to the Jackson Hewitt brand, is nothing short of exceptional and they all share in this award."

He added, "I joined Jackson Hewitt because they allow me to own and operate a multi-location, multi-state tax preparation business within an established framework. The technological capabilities provided by Jackson Hewitt, its corporate support team and input from individual franchisees makes it possible to operate and succeed in this industry."

"David has literally grown up in the tax preparation business, having started out as a preparer while in college and worked himself up through every position to become our most successful franchisee this year," Philip H. Sanford, president and CEO of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service. "He is known throughout Jackson Hewitt as a leader who takes a hands-on, collaborative approach to his business and who works to find solutions and contribute to the community. We are proud to have him as part of our team, working to build our brand throughout Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia."

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, in the 2012 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.

Contact:

Jessica Chen
Cooper Katz & Company
For Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
(917) 595-3055
jchen@cooperkatz.com

SOURCE Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.

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