Jackson Hewitt Tax Service has named Smiths Grove, Ky.-based franchise owner David Elkins its Franchisee of the Year.
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Elkins built his operation from three offices in 2001 to 75 locations (most in Tennessee) for the 2012 tax season, during which his operation prepared more than 32,000 individual returns.
“I joined Jackson Hewitt because they allow me to own and operate a multi-location, multi-state tax preparation business within an established framework,” said Elkins, who also praised his team for their dedication.
“David has literally grown up in the tax preparation business, having started out as a preparer while in college and worked himself up through every position to become our most successful franchisee this year,” said Jackson Hewitt president and CEO Philip H. Sanford. “He is known throughout Jackson Hewitt as a leader who takes a hands-on, collaborative approach to his business and who works to find solutions and contribute to the community.”
The award was announced as part of the 2012 Jackson Hewitt Annual Convention.