PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Most people associatesummer with the beach and barbeques, not with preparing their taxes. Yet, this is an ideal time for taxpayers to review their tax situation, determine what tax moves they should make in the remaining months of the year and get valuable tips that can improve their tax position when filing their 2011 tax return.
To share steps to take now that could result in a larger refund or reduced amount owed at tax time next year, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® is hosting "Big Tax Check-Up Days" every Thursday throughout the month of August. With office locations nationwide, taxpayers will be able to locate a participating Jackson Hewitt office in or close to their neighborhood. The specific Thursday dates on which to visit your local Jackson Hewitt office are August 4th, August 11th, August 18th and August 25th.
"With the year more than half over, taxpayers can still take actions that will benefit them at tax time - if they know the steps to take," said Mark A. Steber, chief tax officer of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. "Our 'Big Tax Check-Up Days' will provide new and returning clients with an excellent opportunity to sit down with a Jackson Hewitt tax professional to discuss the top five things they need to know. The valuable knowledge taxpayers will gain by taking advantage of this opportunity may greatly benefit them when they next file their taxes."
Jackson Hewitt's "5-Point Tax Check-Up" is a free step-by-step guide that preparers use to review key mid-year considerations. The five areas of focus are:
In addition, Jackson Hewitt tax preparers will be available to review taxpayers' year-to-date financial profiles and earnings, as well as review their 2010 tax return to ensure they took advantage of all of the credits and deductions available to them. Additional information on how to amend a return, how to respond to an IRS or state tax notice, changing a withholding status, and more, will also be available.
As an additional benefit during the Back to School period, Jackson Hewitt will provide a free backpack* to new and returning clients who stop in during the "Big Tax Check-Up Days." If you prefer, you may choose to donate your free backpack to a local child in need. Jackson Hewitt is also serving as a drop-off point for such donations, and will redirect donated backpacks to needy students in your community.
To find a local participating Jackson Hewitt office, visit www.jacksonhewitt.com, enter your zip code and look for locations tagged with the "Big Tax Check-Up Days" logo. Additional information can also be obtained by calling 1-800-234-1040.
For those unable to visit a Jackson Hewitt location, the Company is also encouraging taxpayers to post questions on Jackson Hewitt's Facebook page throughout the month of August. Jackson Hewitt's team of knowledgeable tax experts will answer questions, share tips and provide virtual assistance on tax-related topics.
Based in Parsippany, N.J., Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. 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.
*At participating locations, while supplies last
SOURCE Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.