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Ex-Franchisee Stopped from Running Competing Business against H&R Block

NEW YORK - A district court has ordered a former H&R Block franchisee to stop operating her competing business because she is in violation of her covenant not to compete with the franchisor.

Jackson Hewitt Fight With Zees Heats Up

Who's your Daddy? A federal court wants to know.

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.