Navigate your way through tax return season

March 3, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Don't put off your taxes any longer. Mark Steber, vice president of tax resources for Jackson Hewitt, shares some simple steps to help you navigate through tax season.

File Early
Taxpayers anticipating a refund should file early in order to receive their money back as soon as possible.

Use A Refund to Boost Savings or Pay Down Debt
Taxpayers are expecting a refund should carefully plan how to put that money to good use.

Review Your Filing Status
Knowing and selecting the right filing status could possibly help increase a taxpayer's refund or decrease his or her tax liability.

Organize Your Tax Life
As taxpayers begin to collect and organize the information necessary to have their 2008 individual income tax return completed, it is important to have all the necessary paperwork to file.

Get Smart About Your Tax Situation
Make sure your income tax returns filed correctly as new tax laws, commonly overlooked deductions, the Earned Income Tax Credit and how life changes such as marriage or home ownership can affect an individual income tax return.

FREE event info:

Jackson Hewitt in partnership with Dress For Success will also be conducting a free financial literacy seminar that evening that evening in San Francisco to provide tips and information about filing a tax return and basic financial management skills.

March 3, 2009
5:30 to 7:30pm
22 Kearny St. (between Suffer & Bush)
Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94108

About Mark Steber
Currently Vice President of Tax Resources for Jackson Hewitt Tax Service. Mark has oversight on issues related to tax rules and regulations and is responsible for tracking and interpreting IRS tax code changes and additions. He also manages Compliance and issues related to Tax Return Quality and Administration. In his roles at Jackson Hewitt, Mark has been responsible for management of federal and state tax resources, ProFiler development, educational curriculum and content, and select product administration. Duties include the supervision and oversight for development of federal and state tax content for ProFiler software platform and curriculum development for all tax education courses and seminars.

Mark has been with Jackson Hewitt for more than five years and is involved with several aspects and initiatives of the Company related to tax and tax information dissemination. He spends a considerable amount of time public speaking and speaking to the media for the Company related to tax and tax related matters.

Mark is a CPA registered in Alabama and Georgia. He is a member of the AICPA, ASCPA and various other professional organizations. Prior to joining Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, Mark was a former tax partner with Ernst & Young LLP with twenty years of experience at the firm.