March 15, 2011 // Franchising.com // (Virginia Beach, VA) To support the American Red Crossrelief efforts in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami last week, Liberty TaxService will waive tax preparation fees for first-time customers who contribute a minimum of $50 to the American Red Cross on Saturday, March 19, 2011. This day of free tax preparation will take place at participating locations throughout the United States from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Call 866-871-1040 to be directly connected with the nearest Liberty Tax location.
"Witnessing the devastation in Japan almost instantly through television and the social media can leave you feeling almost powerless to help, but we feel that Liberty Tax and the public can get directly involved by waiving fees in exchange for donations to the American Red Cross," said John Hewitt, CEO of Liberty Tax Service of Liberty Tax Service.
Liberty Tax Service is a National Sponsor of The American Red Cross. This organization shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.
The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. According to the website, http://blog.redcross.org, the American Red Cross reacted immediately to assist the Japanese Red Cross as they reached out to the 5 million households without electricity, and another million persons without water. Online donations are accepted at http://american.redcross.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ntld_main&s_src=F8HWA002
iberty Tax Serviceis the fastest-growing retail tax preparation company in the industry's history. Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, a pioneer in the tax industry, Liberty Tax Service has prepared over 8,000,000 individual income tax returns. With 42 years of tax industry experience, Hewitt stands as the most experienced CEO in the tax preparation business, having also founded Jackson Hewitt Tax Service.
The Liberty Tax Service franchise opportunity is #1 in the tax franchise category of the 2011 Entrepreneur "Franchise 500". Liberty Tax Service is the only tax franchise on the Forbes "Top 20 Franchises to Start."