VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired) - November 23, 2015 - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) - Liberty Tax will show its small business pride with "It's A Wrap," free gift wrapping services for shoppers, beginning on Small Business Saturday, November 28. Liberty Tax, a leading tax preparation franchise, has been a small business catalyst since its founding in 1997, creating more than 2,000 small business owners. Those owners will welcome shoppers into participating Liberty Tax locations across the U.S. to kick off the holiday season with a great, no-cost service.
Because Liberty Tax owners are active participants in their communities, several will also host volunteers from local non-profits who will wrap customers' gifts and raise awareness about the much-needed services provided by their organization. They will also accept donations. So, along with getting their gifts wrapped, shoppers can also feel good about helping others in this season of giving.
"Small Business Saturday provides an opportunity to remind customers of the great shopping options at local stores," said Martha O'Gorman, Chief Marketing Officer at Liberty Tax Service. "Liberty Tax is participating as a way to encourage small business patronage in communities across the country. Small business is the backbone of the American economy."
Last year, small businesses added more net new jobs than large businesses. Since the end of the recession, small firms accounted for 60 percent of the net new jobs.
Liberty Tax has been recognized as a small business influencer. Liberty provides affordable tax franchise opportunities, and its proven system has launched the small business careers of more than 2,000 Liberty Tax franchisees operating more than 4,300 offices in the U.S. and Canada. Liberty's small business owners support their peers throughout the year by partnering on community events, promoting neighboring local businesses, and participating in local Chambers of Commerce. We are proud of our small business roots at Liberty Tax, and we work hard every day to reinforce those connections and create more proud small business owners.
Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) is the parent company of Liberty Tax Service. Liberty Tax is one of the fastest-growing tax preparation franchises and has prepared almost 20 million individual income tax returns in more than 4,300 offices and online. Liberty Tax's online services are available through eSmart Tax, Liberty Online and DIY Tax, and are all backed by the tax professionals at Liberty Tax locations and its nationwide network of approximately 35,000 seasonal tax preparers. Liberty Tax also supports local communities with fundraising endeavors and contributes as a national sponsor for many charitable causes. For a more in-depth look, visit Liberty Tax Service and interact with Liberty Tax on Twitter and Facebook.
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