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Latest Liberty Tax CEO Fired, Demoted Co-Founder Hewitt Brings in Franchisees

At the height of the busy tax season, troubled Liberty Tax fired its newly appointed CEO Edward L. Brunot, on the job for six months after he was handpicked by disgraced co-founder and ex-CEO John T. Hewitt, who was accused of having sexual escapades with staff and franchisees.

H&R Block Franchisee Wins Noncompete

A room is lit up at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Elizabethtown, Kentucky
A lit Holiday Inn Express room below signage at Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Creative legal thinking didn't impress the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

Tougher IRS Oversight of Tax Preparers

The Internal Revenue Service is stepping up criminal investigations of tax preparers who file fraudulent returns.

Liberty Tax CEO Talks Mergers and Associations

VIRGINIA BEACH — In this second and final part of an interview with Liberty Tax Service's CEO John Hewitt, he discusses the importance of franchisee associations when it comes to franchisor buyouts.

Liberty CEO Talks Lawsuits & Franchising

VIRGINIA BEACH — CEO John T. Hewitt weighs in on how his franchising firm, Liberty Tax Service, is coping with the challenges of a lack of business loans for franchise owner-operators, the state of California suing the tax preparer and the federal government clamping down on tax refund loans.

Liberty Tax Offers Trial Franchises with Pay

VIRGINIA BEACH — Liberty Tax is offering a trial franchise for would-be franchise owners. Interested franchise buyers will be paid a salary and work in one of 40 company-owned tax offices for seven weeks.