SAN DIEGO, CA, March 06, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ - Teachers, day care workers, educators and all school staff are invited to bring their tax information into a Liberty Tax Service office during "Educator Appreciation Days." The company is saluting area teachers, all school employees, including bus drivers, by offering them free tax preparation. This offer is in effect for new customers from February 25th - March 3rd at Liberty Tax in Hillcrest, Mission Hills, North Park and Down town San Diego.
"Employees of our education systems deserve all the help they can get," said Kathy Costello Owner and operator. "We have 'Appreciation Days' to show our respect for everyone in our education system. The future of our country, and our economy, depends greatly on their hard work and dedication."
The American Taxpayer Relief Act extends (through the end of 2013) the teacher's classroom expense deduction. The deduction, which expired after 2011, allows eligible educators who spend their own money on classroom supplies to deduct (above-the-line) qualified expenses up to $250 paid out-of-pocket during the year. Eligible educators are considered as kindergarten through grade 12 teacher, instructor, counselor, principal or aide who works at least 900 hours in either a public or private school. The adjustment for these expenses, of no more than $250, can be claimed whether or not the taxpayer can itemize.
Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, Liberty Tax Service is the fastest-growing tax preparation franchise ever. Liberty Tax Service has prepared over 10 million individual income tax returns to date. Liberty Tax Service and its nationwide network of over 30,000 tax preparers are ready to offer their assistance at any time.
According to the International Franchise Association's Franchise Business Economic Outlook, the number of franchise units in the United States declined from 2009 until 2012. Currently there are approximately 27,000 fewer total franchise establishments operating in the United States than there were in 2008. (774,016 in 2008 compared to 746,828 in 2012). In spite of this downward trend, Liberty Tax Service increased its number of locations from 2,695 in 2008 to 4,183 in 2012.
Liberty Tax Service stands behinds community enrichment efforts by sponsoring various non-profit organizations and urging their employees and franchisees to give back to their communities. To extend that community support, Liberty also offers an online tax service, eSmart Tax, which enables some to do their own taxes wherever there's a computer. eSmart Tax is backed by the tax professionals at Liberty Tax Service and its nationwide network of over 30,000 tax preparers, ready to offer their assistance at any time.
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