Jackson Hewitt® Reminds Hard-Working Americans They Can Still Claim 2011 Tax Refunds

IRS Announces Nearly 1.1 Million Taxpayers Could Miss Out On an Average Refund of $909

PARSIPPANY, N.J.--()--Jackson Hewitt Tax Service®, continuing its mission to work hard for hard-working Americans, is ready to help taxpayers complete their 2011 tax returns before more than $1 billion in unclaimed refunds expire on April 15, 2015.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that there are an estimated 1.1 million taxpayers who have not filed their federal return for 2011, and therefore haven't claimed their refund. Many of these taxpayers were not required to file a return based on their income level and may not be aware they could have a refund available. The IRS estimates the average refund amount for these expiring refunds is $909.

Additionally, taxpayers who did file may have missed deductions or certain credits they were entitled to receive. These credits include the Earned Income Tax Credit, which was worth as much as $5,751 in 2011, the Child Tax Credit, the American Opportunity Credit and the Residential Energy Credit. Jackson Hewitt offices across the nation are open and ready to file past returns or review older returns to help clients get the biggest refund they deserve.

“This money is just waiting to be claimed and Jackson Hewitt tax professionals welcome this opportunity to help our clients,” said David Prokupek, CEO of Jackson Hewitt. “If you didn’t file a tax return in 2011, or missed out on claiming valuable credits such as the EITC, we’re here to help you file or amend your 2011 return and get you the biggest refund you deserve.”

Jackson Hewitt also wants to remind taxpayers that if they are due a refund they will not incur any late-filing penalties on their 2011 tax returns, but refund checks may be held if they haven't filed their 2012 and 2013 returns. Jackson Hewitt can help file those returns as well.

To learn more about unclaimed refunds please visit one of our 6,300 locations, including nearly 3,000 in Walmart stores.

About Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. is a leading full service multi-channel tax preparation company with approximately 6,300 franchised and company-owned locations including nearly 3,000 locations in Walmart stores throughout the United States. Jackson Hewitt also provides a full suite of online and mobile tax filing solutions for the “do-it-yourself” marketplace at www.jacksonhewittonline.com. We hold our approximately 25,000 professional and certified tax preparers to the highest standards in the industry and stand behind our work with our Biggest Refund and 100% Accuracy Guarantees. For more information, product and offer details, or to locate your neighborhood Jackson Hewitt office, visit www.jacksonhewitt.com or call 1-800.234.1040.

Contacts

ICR
Elizabeth Hyland, 646-277-1252
JHPR@icrinc.com

Release Summary

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® is ready to help taxpayers complete their 2011 tax returns before more than $1 billion in unclaimed refunds expire on April 15, 2015.

Contacts

ICR
Elizabeth Hyland, 646-277-1252
JHPR@icrinc.com