PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 31, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Approximately 60 percent of taxpayers will opt to use paid, professional tax preparers to file their 2011 income tax returns. With 75 percent of all taxpayers receiving a refund, finding the right tax professional can help you claim all of the deductions and credits for which you are eligible, so that you receive the best outcome possible. While the task of finding the right preparer may seem daunting, it does not have to be. The key is knowing what to look for and asking the right questions.
"Taxpayers are responsible for what is reported on their tax returns, so it is important to choose an individual that is qualified, knowledgeable and has your best interest in mind," said Mark Steber, chief tax officer, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. "Many consumers also prefer to work with someone from their community who understands their concerns and needs. Finding a neighborhood tax preparer is often a good move in getting convenient, one-on-one attention and getting the most out of a tax return."
When choosing a paid tax preparer, Steber offers the following tips:
"Not only can working with a paid preparer provide you with a better understanding of taxes when filing a 2011 return, it can also put you in a good place for upcoming tax years," added Steber. "For example, as of now, taxes will likely rise for everyone in 2013, unless some significant changes happen. Choosing a tax preparer you like this year will help him or her get to know you better and assist you with questions as the tax code becomes more complex."
To find a qualified Jackson Hewitt tax professional near you, visit http://www.jacksonhewitt.com or call 1-800-234-1040.
Based in Parsippany, NJ, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. is an industry-leading provider of full service individual federal and state income tax preparation, with nearly 6,500 franchised and company-owned locations throughout the United States, including 2,800 located in Walmart stores nationwide. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® also offers an online tax preparation product at www.jacksonhewittonline.com. For more information, or to locate your neighborhood Jackson Hewitt® office, visit www.jacksonhewitt.com or call 1-800-234-1040. Jackson Hewitt can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
David G. Weselcouch
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.
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