Tax season is here and Walmart is making it easier than ever to file your returns. This year, more than 3,000 Walmart stores across the country will have a Jackson-Hewitt or H&R Block kiosk to help shoppers prepare and file their tax returns. All consumers who qualify to file Form 1040EZ will be able to do so for free. Walmart shoppers can also schedule appointments to meet with a tax professional or schedule document delivery.
Customers can present a free 1040EZ at Walmart stores that have Jackson Hewitt kiosks during tax season, but stores with kiosks in the H&R block will only offer it until the end of February. The interactive approach also allows you to search for answers to any concerns you have while you work so you don't have to stop, put aside your tax return and return to it later. Neil Johnson, a public accountant at The Dolins Group, is less convinced that Walmart's offer is so good for consumers. With the rise in the use of accelerated taxes over the past five years and the “big guys” in the tax preparation industry are still around and staying strong, the tax preparation business is as competitive as it ever has been.
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Each of the 2,800 Jackson-Hewitt and 250 kiosks in the H&R block will offer a full range of tax preparation services to customers of all income levels through April 15.