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Jackson Hewitt Tax Service

October 20, 2015 15:40 ET

Jackson Hewitt® Participates in IRS-Led Summit to Fight Identity Theft and Protect Taxpayer Data

JERSEY CITY, NJ--(Marketwired - Oct 20, 2015) - Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® today stood with the IRS, state and other tax industry leaders in the collaboration to thwart identity theft tax refund fraud. Jackson Hewitt® is a key partner in the ongoing effort to validate the authenticity of taxpayers and information included on tax return submissions, as well as evolving refund fraud threats.

"Jackson Hewitt is proud to be part of this transformative effort led by the IRS commissioner to ensure protection of taxpayer data," said David Prokupek, CEO of Jackson Hewitt. "We believe our continued meetings with IRS executives, state leaders and other members of the tax industry will improve and enhance service delivery and tax refund protection."

As part of the expanded effort to fight identity theft and fraud, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen established three specialized working teams with members from the IRS, states and the tax industry. As a proud member of that team, Jackson Hewitt continues to work to identify tools, including:

  • Improving tax return authentication and validation to prevent fraudulent tax returns from being filed and accepted
  • Improving detection of false filings and refund crime
  • Assessing risks and developing strategies to prevent emerging threats

"In addition to Jackson Hewitt's 100% accuracy and maximum tax refund guarantees, it is important that our clients know that their data is safe and secure and protected," said David Prokupek, CEO of Jackson Hewitt. "We believe the updates as shared by the IRS commissioner today are positive enhancements that will bring innovative services to hardworking Americans."

About Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. is the fastest growing full-service tax preparation company with approximately 6,300 franchised and company-owned locations including nearly 3,000 locations in Walmart stores. Jackson Hewitt provides online and mobile tax filing solutions for the "do-it-yourself" marketplace at At Jackson Hewitt, we stand behind our professional tax preparers with our Maximum Refund and 100% Accuracy Guarantees. For more information about products, services, and offers, or to locate your neighborhood Jackson Hewitt office, visit or call 1 (800) 234-1040.

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