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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | November 20, 1997
PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- HFS Inc. said yesterday it has agreed to buy Jackson Hewitt Inc. for $480 million in cash, adding tax preparation to financial services such as mutual funds and mortgages.Jackson Hewitt, the No. 2 tax preparer after H&R Block Inc., will join HFS's stable of well-known brands such as Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Ramada Inn, Days Inn and Avis Rent A Car Inc.The $68-a-share offer caps a 16-fold increase in Jackson Hewitt's stock the past year.HFS wants to become a one-stop outlet for a baby boom generation that's spending heavily on travel, real estate and financial services.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2013
At some Baltimore-area tax preparation offices, deadline day was proving anticlimactic. The big rush had come not on Tax Day but in early February, said Vince Williams, manager of Liberty Tax on East Coldspring Lane. The deadline for both federal and Maryland income taxes is Monday. "It's been a weird tax season," Williams said Monday morning. "Everyone started late because of the fiscal cliff. " Because of the last-minute tax deal to avert the fiscal cliff, the Internal Revenue Service was delayed in releasing some tax forms.
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By David Conn and David Conn,Staff Writer | April 12, 1993
Robert Phillips' tired eyes light up and a broad smile spreads across his face when he thinks about fairways and greens. That's where he's headed after April 15."A couple of weeks after tax season is over, if the weather is good, I plan a lot of golf," he says with determination.For now, however, last-minute tax filers are keeping everyone in Mr. Phillips' six local Jackson Hewitt Tax Service offices glued to their computers. For much of the last three months he's been working seven-day, 100-hour weeks.
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By Eileen Ambrose | March 29, 2011
Stymied by an arcane tax rule? Not sure if you qualify for a deduction? Get answers to your tax questions on Thursday at noon on Consuming Interests. We'll hold an online chat with Mark Steber of Jackson Hewitt. You can pose your questions then, or send it in advance on the comment section. Or send it to me directly at eileen.ambrose@baltsun.com . I know there are still questions out there about the homebuyer credit because people still ask about it. So all those homeowners wondering if they qualify for the credit or need to pay it back, now's your chance to get the answer.
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By Eileen Ambrose | March 29, 2011
Stymied by an arcane tax rule? Not sure if you qualify for a deduction? Get answers to your tax questions on Thursday at noon on Consuming Interests. We'll hold an online chat with Mark Steber of Jackson Hewitt. You can pose your questions then, or send it in advance on the comment section. Or send it to me directly at eileen.ambrose@baltsun.com . I know there are still questions out there about the homebuyer credit because people still ask about it. So all those homeowners wondering if they qualify for the credit or need to pay it back, now's your chance to get the answer.
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By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,SUN STAFF | April 16, 1997
You might think the lines stretched out the door and around the block at the H&R Block and Jackson Hewitt storefronts yesterday.But most people are not procrastinators -- at least not that much. So, for the nation's two tax preparer chains, the bulk of their business was already done in January, February and March. Even self-preparers generally filled out their forms and filed or waited to write the check just before last night's tax filing deadline, according to state and federal tax officials.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2013
At some Baltimore-area tax preparation offices, deadline day was proving anticlimactic. The big rush had come not on Tax Day but in early February, said Vince Williams, manager of Liberty Tax on East Coldspring Lane. The deadline for both federal and Maryland income taxes is Monday. "It's been a weird tax season," Williams said Monday morning. "Everyone started late because of the fiscal cliff. " Because of the last-minute tax deal to avert the fiscal cliff, the Internal Revenue Service was delayed in releasing some tax forms.
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May 29, 2005
A weekly briefing on the economic calendar Monday Markets closed for Memorial Day Tuesday May consumer confidence report Earnings reports: Semtech Wednesday Auto and truck sales for May, construction spending for April Earnings reports: NCI Building Systems, Neiman Marcus, Verint Systems Thursday April factory orders Earnings reports: Jackson Hewitt Friday Unemployment rate for May Earnings reports: Smithfield Foods
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March 5, 2008
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. Shares fell $6.61 to $13.68. A slow start to the tax season and reports of a Justice Department investigation pulled fiscal third-quarter earnings lower, the tax preparation services company said.
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By Eileen Ambrose | March 31, 2011
Hey folks, remember that we will have a live chat at noon on the blog with Mark Steber, chief tax officer with Jackson Hewitt Tax Service. So if you’re not sure whether you qualify for a deduction or stymied by some IRS lingo, now’s the chance to ask your questions and get answers from a pro. See you at noon!   Live chat: Income tax Q-and-A
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | November 20, 1997
PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- HFS Inc. said yesterday it has agreed to buy Jackson Hewitt Inc. for $480 million in cash, adding tax preparation to financial services such as mutual funds and mortgages.Jackson Hewitt, the No. 2 tax preparer after H&R Block Inc., will join HFS's stable of well-known brands such as Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Ramada Inn, Days Inn and Avis Rent A Car Inc.The $68-a-share offer caps a 16-fold increase in Jackson Hewitt's stock the past year.HFS wants to become a one-stop outlet for a baby boom generation that's spending heavily on travel, real estate and financial services.
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By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,SUN STAFF | April 16, 1997
You might think the lines stretched out the door and around the block at the H&R Block and Jackson Hewitt storefronts yesterday.But most people are not procrastinators -- at least not that much. So, for the nation's two tax preparer chains, the bulk of their business was already done in January, February and March. Even self-preparers generally filled out their forms and filed or waited to write the check just before last night's tax filing deadline, according to state and federal tax officials.
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By David Conn and David Conn,Staff Writer | April 12, 1993
Robert Phillips' tired eyes light up and a broad smile spreads across his face when he thinks about fairways and greens. That's where he's headed after April 15."A couple of weeks after tax season is over, if the weather is good, I plan a lot of golf," he says with determination.For now, however, last-minute tax filers are keeping everyone in Mr. Phillips' six local Jackson Hewitt Tax Service offices glued to their computers. For much of the last three months he's been working seven-day, 100-hour weeks.
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