Liberty to Offer Tax Prep in Walmart Next Year


Liberty Tax Service will offer tax preparation services in more than 300 Walmart stores in tax season 2013.

“The addition of the Walmart locations in tax season 2013 is another opportunity for us to provide a convenient solution for customers looking for a local tax preparer,” said John Hewitt, founder and CEO of Liberty Tax.

According to published reports, Liberty already occupies year-round office space in about 12 Walmart Supercenter stores nationwide and operated 30 to 40 seasonal kiosks in Walmarts until about five years ago, when the retail giant decided to drop from three temporary tax preparation providers to two. Walmart has agreed to let Liberty join Jackson Hewitt Tax Service and H&R Block as operators of temporary tax-preparation kiosks in 2013, Hewitt said in published reports.

The retail connection to tax prep recently made headlines when Jackson Hewitt assumed the Sears stores’ market from H&R Block.

Liberty has more than 4,100 offices in the U.S. and Canada, the majority owned by franchisees.


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