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Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® to Provide Walmart Shoppers Expanded Benefits and Savings this Tax Season



Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® to Provide Walmart Shoppers Expanded Benefits and
                           Savings this Tax Season

Partnership Offers Free Federal 1040EZ Filing, Low Check Cashing Fees and More
for Eligible Taxpayers

PR Newswire

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 3, 2013

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that it's January, millions
of Americans will begin the tax filing process. To help spread "Tax Refund
Joy" Jackson Hewitt Tax Service®, the nation's largest privately held tax
preparation firm, will be opening its locations within over 2,800 Walmart
stores nationwide this week to provide customers with convenient, in-store
access to the expertise that Jackson Hewitt® is known for. In addition to this
year's expanded footprint, Jackson Hewitt and Walmart are partnering to offer
free filing of Federal Form 1040EZ*, low price check cashing**, and the
ability to start returns early through Jackson Hewitt's free W-2 download.

"Jackson Hewitt has had an ongoing partnership with Walmart and its
MoneyCenters for several years because we believe in making the tax
preparation and filing process as easy and convenient as we can for our
customers and theirs," said Philip H. Sanford, president and chief executive
officer of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. "We want to bring 'Tax Refund Joy'
to Walmart even earlier this year, and to do this, we are offering taxpayers
several benefits and services at our in-store Walmart kiosks."

Benefits and services available in more than 2,800 Walmart stores include:

  o Free filing of Federal Form 1040EZ for qualifying taxpayers.
  o A chance to "Switch & Save" $50!*** Available to new customers. Just bring
    in last year's receipt and you'll pay $50 less than you paid someone else
    to do your taxes last year.
  o Start early in January – no W-2 needed: With approximately 75 percent of
    taxpayers eligible to receive a refund on average of roughly $3,000, there
    is no reason to wait to get started. And in fact, according to IRS data,
    15 million tax returns were filed in January alone in 2012.

       o Through Jackson Hewitt's free W-2 download service, available to
         clients whose employers make W-2s available online, qualifying
         taxpayers can start their return long before the paper W-2 arrives
         via U.S. mail. A Jackson Hewitt representative can check to see if
         you can access your W-2 forms now.
       o For taxpayers who can't access these forms electronically, they can
         simply bring in their last paystub to start their tax return; Jackson
         Hewitt can finalize and submit the return once the W-2 arrives for
         added convenience, without the customer having to return to Jackson
         Hewitt. 

  o Free and convenient drop off service. 
  o A low, $3 fee to cash checks up to $1,000 and $6 for checks up to $7,500,
    offered through Walmart MoneyCenters. In addition, Walmart will load the
    funds onto a Walmart MoneyCard at no charge. 

To locate a nearby Walmart with a Jackson Hewitt kiosk, visit
www.JacksonHewitt.com.

*Free offer is for Federal 1040EZ with up to two W-2s. Form 1040EZ is
generally used by single or married taxpayers who claim no dependents and who
do not itemize deductions. Additional fees apply for state, local and more
complex federal tax returns, financial products and other services. Most
offices are independently owned and operated.

**Walmart cashes most types of pre-printed checks, as well as payroll cards
and eligible government benefit cards. Walmart cashes tax refund checks and
cards up to $1,000 for $3 and tax refund checks up to $7,500 for $6, offering
significant savings over many other check cashers. Walmart cashes checks in 47
states, excluding New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island. Walmart is also
currently testing other check cashing services in Rhode Island.

*** Offer valid for tax preparation fees paid of $150 or more. Proof of last
year's tax preparation fee required. Does not apply to an amendment or
extension. Product fees excluded. Valid at participating locations only and
may not be combined with any other offer. Most offices are independently owned
and operated.

About Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. is an industry-leading provider of full
service individual federal and state income tax preparation, with more than
6,800 franchised and company-owned locations throughout the United States,
including 2,800 located in Walmart stores nationwide in the 2013 tax season.
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® also offers an online tax preparation product at
www.JacksonHewittOnline.com. For more information, or to locate your
neighborhood Jackson Hewitt® office, visit www.JacksonHewitt.com or call
1-800-234-1040. Jackson Hewitt can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

About Walmart
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 200
million times per week at over 9,700 retail units under 69 different banners
in 28 countries. With fiscal year 2011 sales of $419 billion, Walmart employs
2.1 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in
sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional
information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://walmartstores.com,
and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at
http://twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at
http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.

Contacts:

Jennifer Minchin
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. 
(973) 630-0737
jennifer.minchin@jtax.com

Melissa Connerton
CooperKatz & Company
(917) 595-3039
mconnerton@cooperkatz.com

Walmart Media Relations
(800) 331-0085
http://walmartstores.com/reporter

 

SOURCE Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.

Website: http://www.jacksonhewitt.com
Website: http://walmartstores.com
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