Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) is the parent company of SiempreTax+, LLC, doing business as SiempreTax+, and Liberty Tax Service. Liberty Tax is one of the fastest-growing tax preparation franchises and has prepared almost 18 million individual income tax returns in more than 4,300 offices and online.
SiempreTax+ was launched in 2014 as a national Hispanic tax preparation franchise and is committed to providing 100% customer satisfaction and in-demand services to Spanish-speaking clients. SiempreTax+ is aligned with Una Familia Sin Fronteras Foundation, which develops and supports educational opportunities for Hispanic immigrants.
Liberty Tax Service started in Canada on September 1, 1997 when CEO John Hewitt acquired a Canadian tax franchisor, U&R Tax Depot. In 1998, the company became Liberty Tax Service and opened 5 offices in the United States. Liberty Tax Service is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia and continues to expand, offering personal income tax services in an ever-growing list of locations nationwide.
The knowledge of the management team and headquarters staff totals over 600 years of tax and franchise industry expertise. That's a powerful resource when it comes to developing systems, training programs, and marketing strategies. This experience is what has driven us to such remarkable growth in a short period of time.
Founder and CEO John Hewitt is a nationally recognized name in the tax return preparation and accounting world. He is a veteran of over 45 tax seasons, the founder of two top tax preparation firms, and a former H&R Block regional director. Accounting Today magazine has named Hewitt one of the Accounting Profession’s “Top 100 Most Influential People” eleven times. The International Franchise Association honored Hewitt as its “Entrepreneur of the Year” in February 2006.