VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Jan 27, 2016) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) -- Open enrollment in the health insurance Marketplace ends Sunday, just as tax season is ramping up. Those two realities make Liberty Tax, a leading international tax franchise, the perfect one-stop option for consumers looking to enroll in health insurance coverage by the January 31 deadline as they can have their taxes professionally prepared at the same time.
"We have made it easy for consumers to manage these two yearly obligations in one location," said Chuck Lovelace, Vice President of the Affordable Care Act for Liberty Tax. "Now, with the health insurance deadline approaching, it makes even more sense for consumers to choose Liberty Tax."
Participating Liberty Tax locations across the U.S. provide access to licensed health insurance agents alongside professional tax preparers. The insurance agents help time-starved consumers weigh their insurance options and enroll in coverage while Liberty's tax preparers outline the tax implications of the health care law and provide personalized tax preparation services.
Along with saving consumers' time, Liberty Tax provides quality service customers can depend upon. Consumers will appreciate the value of having tax preparers, like those at Liberty Tax, who truly understand the health care law. Last year, for example, about 300,000 low-income taxpayers paid a tax penalty when they should have claimed an exemption to the health care law, according to a July 2015 report by the IRS commissioner. Many more failed to file proper paperwork that may have jeopardized the subsidies they received to help pay for health insurance.
Consumers who still need to enroll in health care coverage will find the help they need at participating Liberty Tax locations. They can also find ACA information and resources at Liberty's health insurance website healthcaretaxinfo.com. Liberty has made the merger of health insurance and taxes a seamless process for consumers from beginning to end.
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 Serviceand interact with Liberty Tax on Twitter and Facebook.
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