June 06, 2011 // Franchising.com // (Virginia Beach, VA) G.I. Jobs features Liberty Tax Service on its latest list of "military friendly franchises" in the June 2011 issue. According to the magazine, "the list honors the top 7 percent of franchises doing the most to recruit America's veterans as franchisees." Each year, G.I. Jobs researches thousands of franchise opportunities to determine those offering the best incentives for vets, the highest number of veteran franchisees, and the best training and support.
"We value the work ethic and contributions of our veteran franchisees who have embraced our proven Liberty operating system, and have followed it for their personal success. Franchising can be a natural fit and the next career move for veterans exiting the military, and we strive to recruit more interested in the tax industry," said Liberty Tax Service CEO and Founder John Hewitt.
Liberty Tax urges those considering franchising to research not only recent published industry surveys, but also the incentives the franchisor may offer through its affiliations with the International Franchise Association and other industry organizations. Through the company's membership in the IFA and its VetFran and MinorityFran programs, Liberty Tax offers an incentive to finance a second territory if the franchisee is in compliance.
Liberty Tax Service is 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.
Liberty Tax Service is the only tax franchise on the Forbes "Top 20 Franchises to Start," and ranks #1 of the tax franchises on the Entrepreneur "Franchise 500." Each office provides computerized income tax preparation, electronic filing, and online filing through eSmart Tax. Other services include audit assistance, a money back guarantee, and free tax return checking.