Liberty Tax Service is an award-winning tax preparation franchise, backed by solid growth and visionary leadership.
The company’s success comes from its laser-like focus on excellent customer service, ongoing training for franchisees, and low- and no-cost marketing efforts that effectively build business.
Liberty Tax has its eye on becoming the No. 1 tax franchise by keeping its focus on the future and expanding small business opportunities for franchisees. The franchise is committed to the communities in which it operates, and seeks owners who want to change people’s lives while they build their own financial future. Liberty Tax regularly receives national recognition as an excellent small business opportunity for prospective franchisees, including rankings in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, Accounting Today’s Top 100, and WorldFranchising.com’s 50 Top Franchises for Military Veterans.
Liberty Tax got its start in Canada in 1997
The company is now headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va., and has more than 4,300 offices in the U.S. and Canada. Liberty Tax provides tax preparation services to individuals and small business owners.
• The business is seasonal. Most of the work is done during the four months that make up tax season. Liberty Tax franchisees like the seasonality. Some own other businesses that they manage in the off-season. Others spend more time with family. Some keep their day jobs and work their tax business during the season.
• The business is affordable. Liberty Tax’s low-cost franchises make owning one Liberty Tax business easy. Expanding to multi-unit ownership is within reach, too. Liberty Tax has an internal financing program that lends seed money to new franchisees and support to existing franchisees when they need it most.
• The business is reliable. More than 140 million individuals filed taxes last year and more than half used a tax preparer. And, although taxes can be complex, tax franchise ownership is not with Liberty Tax. In fact, no tax experience is necessary. Liberty Tax provides the software, training and tools franchisees need to run a successful business.
Liberty Tax is a leader in tax software development and always has been. CEO John T. Hewitt designed one of the first tax interview software programs in the industry. The company continually optimizes its proprietary software for security, efficiency and ease of use. That means franchisees can focus on building their business and their bottom line.
Building business is at the heart of what Liberty Tax does
Liberty Tax leverages a team that understands how population trends, traffic counts and visibility can affect a business. The team members help new franchisees with site selection, so they can find an ideal location for their new business. They also offer valuable tips and insights on lease negotiations and review any lease before a franchisee signs the dotted line.
Franchisees are trained in low-cost marketing strategy and execution and provided the tools they need to attract customers and build their customer base. Outsiders may poke fun at Liberty Tax’s army of Lady Liberty wavers, but that just means Lady Liberty has become a national icon, driving high-impact brand awareness. She does more than wave. She gets customers into the doors and keeps them coming back. She visits neighboring businesses, attends community events and generates business by spreading the word about Liberty’s great services. She’s also fun.
Fun matters at Liberty Tax
When founder and CEO John T. Hewitt created Liberty Tax, he had a goal in mind of making the tax experience a little less intense for customers. Liberty stores are inviting. They offer play spaces for children and provide snacks for customers. As tax season nears, Liberty owners host community parties with free food and friendly advice about taxes and tax code changes. They are active in their communities, hosting fundraisers for food banks, Boys & Girls clubs, and other charitable organizations.
Liberty Tax franchisees exchange information and build their knowledge through the franchise’s training programs. Formal and informal networks include regular conference calls with the CEO, an online discussion board, and an annual convention. John is hands-on and accessible. He personally answers emails and reaches out to franchisees, offering insight and seeking input.
John has more than 45 years of experience in the tax industry. He started at H&R Block and went on to found two top tax preparation companies. One still bears his name. He’s been recognized by Accounting Today as one of the accounting profession’s Top 100 most influential people.
John is a visionary leader, always thinking of what’s next in the business and how Liberty can stay ahead of the curve.
In 2014, he launched SiempreTax+, the nation’s first tax preparation franchise focused on the underserved Hispanic market. More than 53 million Hispanics live in the United States, and their numbers are increasing. SiempreTax+ preparers speak Spanish and English and serve customers in whichever language they prefer. Along with tax preparation, SiempreTax+ provides notary services, immigration assistance and free assistance with ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) applications. With SiempreTax+, Liberty is positioned to continue its trend of dynamic growth.
Liberty Tax and SiempreTax+ have prime territories available for prospective franchisees. The company also has tax franchise opportunities for Area Developers (ADs). ADs are partners with Liberty Tax who own the exclusive rights to sell and service Liberty Tax franchise locations within a geographic territory. ADs can develop a territory with a moderate investment and see a return within a relatively short period of time.
When prospective franchisees say “yes” to a Liberty Tax franchise, they buy into a business culture that values hard work and having fun. The company’s Mission Statement says it all: Set the Standard; Improve Each Day; Have Some Fun!
Liberty balances strong growth, best business practices, social responsibility, and a fulfilling life experience for its franchisees.
Learn more about Liberty Tax franchise opportunities at: www.LibertyTaxFranchise.com.
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