Company Contrast: Jackson Hewitt vs. TurboTax

Company Contrast: Jackson Hewitt vs. TurboTax

Each week, 2ndVote Carefully examines various companies, evaluating their alignment with our values. Through our series, Company Contrast, we highlight companies that either exemplify or fall short of these values and provide alternatives for those looking to make informed choices. This week, we turn our attention to Jackson Hewitt  (3.00) and the impact of their business practices on our values. 


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Tax season is underway! With that being said, we would like to shine a spotlight on Jackson Hewitt; a tax preparation organization that aligns with your values.  They are the second-largest tax preparation company in the United States, with over 40 years of experience. Jackson Hewitt was founded in 1982 and is currently headquartered in Jersey City, NJ. The company prepares over 2.5 million computerized federal, state, and local individual income-tax returns each year. They have a strong emphasis on providing accurate, fair, and professional tax services to their clients, and are committed to ethical and responsible business practices. In addition to their excellent track record, they are also known for their knowledgeable and friendly staff that provide personalized service. Our research currently indicates that Jackson Hewitt is a true neutral company, with no information found on Jackson Hewitt advocating for or against the 6 issues we score on. When it came to us scoring other well-known tax preparation companies such as TurboTax (1.38), owned by Intuit, Inc. (1.38), their values shine right through their low score. TurboTax’s parent company, Intuit, has a history of making contributions to organizations that do not align with our values, such as Planned Parenthood and United Way.

We understand that looking for a reliable tax service that aligns with your values can be a challenging and daunting task.  It can also be quite difficult to avoid one of the most well-known tax servicing brand names out there. You can see that TurboTax’s score is a direct reflection of their spending habits. It would be in your best interest to sideline TurboTax this year and give Jackson Hewitt a try. Once you start using Jackson Hewitt, we encourage you to reach out to TurboTax and make your voice heard in hopes that they alter course and return to neutral. You can contact them through their individual company pages at!


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