Liberty Tax Service started in Canada on September 1, 1997 when CEO John Hewitt acquired a Canadian tax franchisor, U&R Tax Depot. In 1998, the company became Liberty Tax Service and opened 5 offices in the United States. Liberty Tax Service is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia and continues to expand, offering personal income tax service and more in an ever-growing list of locations nationwide.
Experience drives every Liberty Tax consultant, and it's experience that has made us capable of such remarkable growth in a short period of time. The knowledge of the management team and headquarters staff totals over 600 years of tax and franchise industry expertise. That's a powerful resource when it comes to developing systems, training programs, and marketing strategies.
One of the things that makes Liberty Tax unique is how supportive we are of our franchisees. Our tax return preparation franchise has consistently been recognized as a leader among all franchises, not just personal income tax based businesses. We have been awarded a top spot among franchises by magazines such as Black Enterprise, Poder/Hispanic Enterprise, and Military Times Edge. Accounting Today named Liberty Tax to its ''Top Tax Firms'' list in 2010 and in 2011. Liberty Tax Service has been ranked as one of the top franchise opportunities on Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Franchise 500 every year from 1998 to 2012.