Jackson Hewitt Tax Service(R) Launches Partnership With Dress for Success to Support Financial Literacy Initiative

Tax Education Series to Kick Off in New York City

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 26 // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- Jackson Hewitt Tax Service(R) announced a partnership with Dress for Success (DFS), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women, to support Dress for Success' financial literacy initiative through a series of comprehensive tax information seminars to be held at DFS locations in several cities nationwide.

Jackson Hewitt(R) and DFS' New York City affiliate will host the first event in a series of comprehensive tax information seminars aimed at educating women about tax preparation and budget planning. This free seminar will provide participating DFS Professional Women's Group members with tips and information about filing a tax return as well as basic money management skills. The Professional Women's Group is a networking association for DFS clients who have recently entered the workforce, some for the first time. The Professional Women's Groups offer classes and networking opportunities.

"At Jackson Hewitt, we are dedicated to the local communities we serve and we, along with our franchise community, look forward to working alongside Dress for Success to help women become more informed about taxes and budget planning," said Mike Yerington, president and CEO of Jackson Hewitt.

Seminar attendees will learn about key tax and budgeting essentials including:

  • Organizing tax-related paperwork
  • Selecting the most appropriate filing status
  • When and how to file a tax return
  • Tax tips such as commonly overlooked credits and deductions
  • How to find a tax preparer
  • Tax planning throughout the year
  • Financial basics such as budgeting and planning for a potential refund.

"Our clients are ready to maximize their knowledge and understanding of how to successfully manage all aspects of their personal finances. We are thrilled to be incorporating tax planning into our financial literacy curriculum, courtesy of Jackson Hewitt," said Joi Gordon, chief executive officer of Dress for Success Worldwide.

Jackson Hewitt will also provide attendees free access to the Jackson Hewitt Money Manager, a Web-based home budgeting and personal finance tool that provides a convenient way to help users create and manage a budget and detailed savings plan.

"This DFS initiative is part of a larger Jackson Hewitt financial literacy effort which connects tax education and basic money management," said Yerington of Jackson Hewitt. "Our expertise is taxes, so we want to build a bridge from tax preparation to responsible management of a tax refund and beyond. We are excited to assist people in our local communities in better understanding taxes as part of their entire financial situation."

About Dress for Success

Dress for Success is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

About Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. (NYSE: JTX), with approximately 6,800 franchised and company-owned offices throughout the United States during the 2008 tax season, is an industry leader providing full service individual federal and state income tax return preparation. Most offices are independently owned and operated. The Company is based in Parsippany, New Jersey.

SOURCE Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.


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