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Company Doubles Refund for Winner

(Virginia Beach, VA)  Liberty Tax Service is proud to announce the first recipient of the My Refund Story/Double My Refund Contest,” a national promotion begun in January 2011 and finishing April 18, 2011. The national search was launched to find six of the most compelling stories and experiences from taxpayers receiving refunds this year.
Allyson Woodruff, Chesterton, IN, was one of the six entrants selected from more than 385 entries. Earlier this month, Miss Lady Liberty 2011, Brittney Wojtaszek flew to Chesterton, IN, Woodward’s hometown to officiate and present the check to the Woodruff family. A professional film crew accompanied Miss Lady Liberty to record Woodruff’s story and to share it on the My Refund Story/Double My Refund website.

Woodruff, who lives with her parents, has a three-year-old severely developmentally delayed son and two-year-old daughter. To provide her son the level of care he needs from maintaining his feedings though his feeding tube to helping him learn to move on his own, Woodruff is unable to work. Woodruff’s son has never had a medical diagnosis.  To view her story, visit 
“During these challenging economic times, we are very excited to help find the most deserving recipients get some extra money at tax time,” added John Hewitt, CEO and founder of Liberty Tax Service.   

“I want to thank Liberty Tax for choosing me and my kids, and for doubling my refund,” said Woodruff in an interview. “It will make a whole lot of difference in our life and will help us get the things we will need. This is the most money I have ever had, at one time, in my entire life.”

Woodruff filed her taxes at Liberty Tax Service at1679 E. 37th Avenue in Hobart, IN. It was there she heard about the online contest. Entrants are instructed to visit to enter story details online. Entrants may also capture their testimonials on video, and upload them to the site. Contest details are posted on the website.  

Liberty Tax Service will choose five more contestants to have their federal refunds doubled and their stories filmed.  The contest will continue until April 18, 2011.


About Liberty Tax Service    

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 stands as the most experienced CEO in the tax preparation business, having also founded Jackson Hewitt Tax Service.  He entered the industry in 1969 after attending a tax school.  

Liberty Tax Service provides computerized income tax preparation, electronic filing,  and online filing through eSmart Tax.  Each office offers customers audit assistance, a money back guarantee, and free tax return checking.

Press Information
For Immediate Release
April 1, 2011 
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