Liberty Tax Service, the fastest-growing retail tax preparation company in the industry’s history, announced the creation of the Una Familia Sin Fronteras Foundation, the first foundation in the industry which specifically aims to contribute to Hispanic immigrants’ success through fiscal and financial education.
The foundation was developed to concentrate on and expand the financial and fiscal educational outreach programs currently provided free of charge through Liberty Tax Service’s rapidly growing and highly successful Hispanic community initiative, Una Familia Sin Fronteras (A Family without Boundaries). Through this multi-faceted initiative, Liberty Tax Service has been educating thousands of Hispanic adults on ways to achieve financial and future success in the United States. The initiative has earned the respect and support of institutions and educational organizations including public school districts throughout the U.S., the Mexican government’s Foreign Ministry’s Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME, or Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior), and national non-profit organizations nationwide.
While Liberty Tax Service is the primary initiator and underwriter of the Una Familia Sin Fronteras Foundation, it plans to open sponsorship and participation to strategically aligned corporations, in order to increase the resources and capabilities of the foundation and thereby increase its efforts and impact on the Hispanic community.
"Creating this foundation is just the logical next step in expanding our commitment to Hispanic communities across the U.S.” explains John Hewitt, founder and CEO of Liberty Tax Service. “Our Hispanic initiative has been providing free education to Latinos through numerous organizations and educational institutions nationwide for almost two years. By creating the Una Familia Sin Fronteras Foundation, we will be able to not only continue our work as a broader effort, but to also allow other corporations and professionals the opportunity to join us and add their educational experience and expertise to the mix. Together, we will be able to provide our new immigrant communities with information that will help them grow financially so they can more quickly become integrated into the U.S. economic system and ultimately achieve their American dream.”
The Una Familia Sin Fronteras Foundation is currently in the process of selecting a board of directors, as well as putting together a strategic plan.
Liberty Tax Service is the fastest-growing retail tax preparation company in the industry’s history. Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, a pioneer in the tax industry, Liberty Tax Service has prepared over 8,000,000 individual income tax returns. With 41 years of tax industry experience, Hewitt is the most experienced CEO in the tax preparation business, having also founded Jackson Hewitt Tax Service (NYSE:JTX).
Liberty Tax Service provides computerized income tax preparation, electronic filing, and online filing through eSmart Tax. With an emphasis on customer service including audit assistance, a money-back guarantee, free ITINs for all immigrants and free tax return checking, Liberty Tax Service is well known for its strong commitment to its client base. Liberty Tax Service also provides a Hispanic Services Seal of Excellence certification program that ensures that its offices provide bilingual assistance and are knowledgeable about how to properly serve the Hispanic community. The Liberty Tax Service franchise opportunity is #9 on the fastest-growing franchises list of the 2010 Entrepreneur “Franchise 500”, and was selected as one of the top 25 Franchises for Hispanics by PODER magazine.
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