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Liberty Tax Service is the #1 tax franchise according to Entrepreneur magazine‘s “Best of the Best” This elite group is comprised of the best franchises in each category of the 2011 “Franchise 500.” The Company is one of the “A+ students of the franchise world–the overachievers who never settle for being just one of the best,” according to the May 2011 Entrepreneur.The annual “Franchise 500” has been a credible industry benchmark study of franchise opportunities for 30 years, and at the top of the research list for persons exploring franchise opportunities.

“We’ve had economic challenges over the last few years, and we’ve gone out and raised money to lend to our best franchisees,” reflected Liberty Tax CEO and founder John Hewitt. “It’s easier as a large company to get funding at good rates. We’ve had to do a lot more financing of franchisees who are coming into the system, and also franchisees who are expanding. That’s the key difference over the last couple of years.”