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SOURCE Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.
Graduating from college leads to important life changes that can trigger significant tax benefits
PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States National Center for Education Statistics estimated that 3.4 million college degrees were awarded in the 2011-12 school year. Many of these recent college graduates took on new and exciting responsibilities in the real world, like starting their first job this past tax year. With less than one month remaining to file a 2012 tax return and to help recent college graduates get started on the right foot, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® is offering college graduates important tax-filing tips.
"Too many college graduates aren't aware of the tax benefits that are available to them once they enter the real world," said Mark Steber, chief tax officer, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. "Before graduation, it's generally been the parent or guardian enjoying the education tax breaks by claiming the student as a dependent on their tax returns. College graduates miss far too many deductions and credits, especially when they try to file for the first-time without the aid of a knowledgeable tax professional."
The tax preparers at Jackson Hewitt® can guide new and recent college graduates through the tax benefits available them, including:
About Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. is an industry-leading provider of full service individual federal and state income tax preparation, with 6,800 franchised and company-owned locations throughout the United States, including 2,800 located in Walmart stores nationwide, and more than 400 Sears stores in the United States and Puerto Rico for the 2013 tax season. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® also offers an online tax preparation product at www.JacksonHewittOnline.com. For more information, or to locate your neighborhood Jackson Hewitt® office, visit www.JacksonHewitt.com or call 1-800-234-1040. Jackson Hewitt can also be found on Facebook and Twitter, or check out Jackson Hewitt's "On the Street" video series, hosted by Chief Tax Officer Mark Steber and available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/jacksonhewitt.
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