Liberty Tax Service's Fall Tax Preparation Course Offers the Public An Affordable Tax Education

This New Skill Set May Mean an Extra Paycheck or Even an Additional Tax Refund

Virginia Beach, VA (Vocus/PRWEB ) September 23, 2009 -- Payday never comes often enough, especially with our economy just starting to rebound from a recession. A recent CareerBuilder survey cited that 61 percent of workers are living paycheck-to-paycheck. The survey also reveals that one in ten workers is moonlighting with a second job.

Liberty Tax Service offers a unique instructional opportunity that enables students to become empowered with greater tax knowledge through fall tax preparation courses. Learning the latest tax changes and honing one's tax preparation skills can mean an extra paycheck and more tax savings. Tax school graduates can apply for flexible tax season employment as tax preparers and employees with Liberty Tax. Students can become more cognizant of all tax breaks that they can legitimately claim, and may become diligent about keeping better records of deductible tax expenses.

"Our goal is to provide a practical tax school educational opportunity for our students, so we welcome those into our classes with little or no previous tax experience," remarked John Hewitt, Founder and CEO of Liberty Tax Service. "Our classes also cover recent tax changes due to The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Students may even realize they have not claimed deductions they are eligible for, and can amend past returns within three years of filing to claim additional refund amounts."

During the basic income tax preparation course, students apply the tax code to complete paper tax forms, and then advance to prepare returns using computer applications. Instructors cover all schedules, credits and forms that can be filed with an individual tax return. There's no tuition charge for tax school, but there is a minimal charge for books and supplies. Day and night courses are offered, and courses start throughout the fall months.

Liberty Tax Service plans to have 500 new offices in operation for the next tax season, and will be hiring to fill positions for the upcoming season. The company offers a unique Hispanic marketing and outreach program, and is actively recruiting bilingual tax school students and employees.

About Liberty Tax Service

Liberty Tax Service is the fastest growing retail tax preparation company in the industry's history with 3200 offices in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, a pioneer in the tax industry, Liberty Tax Service has prepared over 7,000,000 individual income tax returns. With 41 years of tax industry experience, Hewitt stands as the most experienced CEO in the tax preparation business, having also founded Jackson Hewitt Tax Service (NYSE:JTX). While a college student, he enrolled in a non-curricular course that would change his life, and have a profound effect on the tax industry. He took the H&R Block tax course in 1969, then started as a tax preparer.

Liberty Tax Service provides computerized income tax preparation, electronic filing, refund loans, and online filing through eSmart Tax. Each office offers customers audit assistance, a money back guarantee, and free tax return checking. The Liberty Tax Service franchise opportunity has climbed to #3 on the latest Entrepreneur "Franchise 500."

About CareerBuilder and the Survey

CareerBuilder.com, is the largest online career site in the U.S. with more than 23 million unique visitors, 1 million jobs and 32 million resumes. The survey referenced above was conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Interactive on behalf of CareerBuilder among 4,478 U.S. full-time workers ages 18 and over who were interviewed between May 22 and June 10, 2009.

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