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Jackson Hewitt Names Franchisee of the Year


Jackson Hewitt Tax Service has named Smiths Grove, Ky.-based franchise owner David Elkins its Franchisee of the Year.

David Elkins

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.


How exactly would one grade a J-H franchise? I presume by the amount of raw cash extracted from Federal EIC money through spurious returns and dumped into the corporate coffers of J-H.

I doubt that J-H would be interested in grading their franchisees on accuracy, or compliance with due diligence - you know, those nagging little details that REAL tax professionals face.

Kate Harner, EA

Posted by: KATEHARNER | October 11, 2012 6:11 PM

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Is that Smiths Grove, Kentucky? If so, the State abbriviation for Kentucky is KY, not KEN

Posted by: jimmypem | October 11, 2012 11:09 AM

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