Liberty Tax To Aid Taxpayers Who Need More Time To File 2018 Tax Returns

04/08/19

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 8, 2019-- Liberty Tax, Inc. (OTC PINK: TAXA) said today that its offices nationwide are ready to help taxpayers file to extend the deadline to submit their 2018 taxes. A federal extension gives taxpayers an extra six months to file their tax return – but still requires the payment of any taxes owed by the April filing deadline.

With its tax extension assistance, Liberty Tax can help taxpayers determine their tax liability, get the extra time they need to file, and avoid a failure to file penalty. More than 14 million taxpayers filed for a federal extension in 2018.

“We can help millions of taxpayers reduce their anxiety ahead of April 15th*,” Liberty Tax CEO Nicole Ossenfort said. “At the same time, we’re here to give them the professional guidance they need to understand their tax liability, and work with them to accurately prepare and file their taxes by their new deadline.”

Liberty Tax also reminds taxpayers that more than $1.4 billion in 2015 federal tax refunds remains unclaimed. Half of the refunds are for more than $879 per taxpayer. These funds will be turned over to the U.S. Treasury if taxpayers do not file a 2015 tax return by April 15th. The professionals at Liberty Tax can also assist taxpayers filing past years’ tax returns and claim these refunds.

Liberty Tax offices have extended hours in advance of April 15th, to accommodate taxpayers who need assistance.

*Filing deadline is April 17 in Maine and Massachusetts.

About Liberty Tax, Inc.

Founded in 1997, Liberty Tax, Inc. (OTC PINK: TAXA) is the parent company of Liberty Tax Service. Last year in the U.S. and Canada, Liberty Tax prepared approximately two million individual income tax returns in more than 3,500 offices and online. Liberty Tax's online services are available through Liberty Tax Online, eSmart Tax, and DIY Tax and are all backed by the tax professionals at Liberty Tax locations and its nationwide network of seasonal tax preparers. Liberty Tax supports local communities through fundraising and contributes as a national sponsor to many charitable causes. For more information, visit the Liberty Tax website and follow Liberty Tax on Twitter and Facebook.

Source: Liberty Tax, Inc.

Brian Ashcraft
Director of Customer Experience
Liberty Tax Service
(757) 453-6090
Brian.Ashcraft@libtax.com