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Jackson Hewitt

Nation's second leading tax-preparation service.

Headquarters:3 Sylvan Way Suite 301
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Employees: 300
CEO: Philip Sanford
Privately held

Website: http://www.jacksonhewitt.com

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Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. is an industry-leading provider of full service individual federal and state income tax preparation, with nearly 6,500 franchised and company-owned locations throughout the United States, including 2,800 located in Walmart stores nationwide, in the 2012 tax season.

It is the second largest tax preparer behind H&R Block.

The company also provides online tax filing.

The company filed for bankruptcy in 2009 and emerged from Chapter 11 in August 2011. Jackson Hewitt is now privately held.


Jackson Hewitt was founded in 1982 by John Hewitt, a former employee of H&R Block.

In January 1998, The Cendant Corp. purchased Jackson Hewitt in a deal valued at approximately $480 million. In 2004, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. was spun off as a separate company.

Updated November 3, 2012