Jackson Hewitt(R) Entities to Hire More Than 32,000 Tax Preparers Across U.S. for Upcoming Tax Season

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Dec. 6, 2010 // PRNewswire // -- Given all of the recent changes in the tax code – as well as the many key provisions still up in the air – taxpayers are likely to have numerous questions about filing a 2010 tax return early next year. According to the IRS, 60 percent of American households use a tax preparer to help them prepare and file their taxes.* To give these taxpayers even greater assistance with their tax needs, leading tax preparation firm Jackson Hewitt Tax Service's® network of franchised and company-owned offices intend to hire more than 32,000 tax preparers nationwide for the coming tax season.

The Company's thousands of offices throughout the United States are actively looking to hire both new and returning tax preparers for full-time and part-time positions. Most offices are independently owned and operated, with many located inside Walmart stores, as Jackson Hewitt® is Walmart's exclusive provider of tax preparation services.

"We know this coming tax season will be very challenging for many Americans in terms of understanding the various deductions and credits for which they may qualify," explained Harry W. Buckley, president and CEO, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. "By hiring a large group of talented, detail-oriented individuals interested in tax careers, as well as welcoming back many experienced preparers who have been with us for years, our offices will be ready to help new and existing clients address their own unique tax situations to get them a larger refund or to reduce what they may owe."

In addition to job creation, Jackson Hewitt is committed to tax preparation education by offering its Basic Income Tax Course, which is a progressive tax education program for the beginner student, including people with no prior tax preparation experience. Students work through sample problems and learn how to complete tax forms and schedules, covering a range of topics, from filing status, credits, deductions and IRS e-file, to more complex topics such as interest, dividends, capital gains, and more. Jackson Hewitt's tax school not only teaches individuals how to prepare taxes, it also provides opportunities for local Jackson Hewitt offices to review and potentially hire new tax preparers.**

*http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=228266,00.html

**Enrollment in, or completion of, course is neither an offer nor a guarantee of employment. Additional training, experience or skills may be required.

About Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.

Based in Parsippany, N.J., Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. (NYSE: JTX) is an industry leading provider of full service individual federal and state income tax preparation, with franchised and company-owned office locations throughout the United States. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® also offers an online tax preparation product at www.jacksonhewittonline.com. For more information, or to locate the Jackson Hewitt® office nearest to you, visit www.jacksonhewitt.com or call 1-800-234-1040. Jackson Hewitt can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

SOURCE Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.

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