Liberty Tax Service will operate kiosks in more than 300 Walmart stores from early January through April 16.
The company already occupies year-round office space in about a dozen Walmart Supercenter stores around the country, said John Hewitt, founder and CEO of Liberty Tax.
Liberty Tax operated 30 to 40 seasonal kiosks in Walmart stores until about five years ago, when the retail giant decided to drop from three temporary tax-preparation providers to two, Hewitt said.
Walmart has agreed to let Liberty Tax join Jackson Hewitt Tax Service and H&R Block as operators of temporary tax-preparation kiosks in 2013, Hewitt said.
“This is a major effort,” Hewitt said of the store’s increased presence in Walmart this year.
Liberty Tax also operates seasonally in Sears, Kmart and Family Dollar stores. Last year, the company had about 100 kiosks in those three chains combined, Hewitt said.