Lifetime Accuracy Guarantee
With our Lifetime Accuracy Guarantee (“Accuracy Guarantee”), if an error is made in the preparation of your Covered Tax Return (as defined below), you are entitled to reimbursement of penalties and interest imposed by the applicable tax authority (and not any additional taxes owed or reduction in an expected refund) during your lifetime in connection with the Covered Tax Return, up to an aggregate limit of $20,000. “Covered Tax Return” means the annual Federal (excluding non-resident), state or local tax return that was prepared by Jackson Hewitt Tax Services or its Franchisee (not applicable to “Jackson Hewitt Online”) and filed on or prior to the applicable annual IRS deadline or, if the filing date is properly extended, the IRS extension deadline. To submit a valid claim, you must: (a) notify the Jackson Hewitt Tax Services office through which your in-store return was filed (“Jackson Hewitt Office”) in writing or in person within 30 days of the date set forth in the first written notice you receive from the applicable tax authority concerning your Covered Tax Return (and promptly at any time you otherwise discover any error in connection with your Covered Tax Return) (a “Claim”); (b) provide copies of all documents related to the Claim or otherwise requested (including any letters from the tax authority and all documentation supporting your tax return); (c) allow Jackson Hewitt, its Franchisee or its authorized representative to investigate and represent you before the applicable tax authority with respect to the penalty, interest, additional tax or refund shortfall, in any manner appropriate, at the expense of Jackson Hewitt, and (d) cooperate and assist in these efforts (including signing appropriate authorizations). You are solely responsible for paying the applicable tax to the appropriate tax authorit(ies) in a timely fashion, regardless of your eligibility for subsequent reimbursement under this Accuracy Guarantee. Coverage under this Accuracy Guarantee is subject to prior payment in full of tax preparation fees (which are not subject to refund under this Accuracy Guarantee). Failure to comply with these and other conditions instructed by Jackson Hewitt may result in the denial of your Claim. This Accuracy Guarantee does not apply to the following situations (each an “Exclusion”): (i) in the case of a late filed return (except for an approved IRS extension), interest that accrues from the applicable tax filing deadline until the date you file your return; (ii) any officially published tax law changes after January 1, 2023; (iii) your information is incomplete or, insufficient or your provide inaccurate or false information to your Jackson Hewitt Office or to Jackson Hewitt Inc. or its affiliate; (iv) your tax refund was reduced or not received as a result of a tax lien, judgment, support order, unpaid student or government related loans, back taxes, or any other government offset or collection activity; (v) you are unable to substantiate a deduction, credit, or other position taken on the Covered Tax Return (whether it be a failure to produce sufficient documentation or otherwise); (vi) you failed to timely file the tax return or pay the taxes shown as owing on such return by the applicable due date; (vi) fraud or misrepresentation of any kind, or if you had knowledge of an error at the time you reviewed and accepted the return; (vii) errors caused by software or other technology malfunction; (viii) any reason outside the control of Jackson Hewitt; (ix) errors related to reconciliation of Advance Child Tax Credit; or (x) errors related to the recovery rebate credit from federal Economic Impact Payments (EIP or Stimulus) and/or any changes in income from the prior year(s) and reconciled in the current tax year that may affect the Premium Tax Credit advance for which the taxpayer was eligible to receive, or for income estimates made in any tax year that may affect any tax year reconciliation process in Form 8962 Premium Tax Credit (“Excluded ACA Service”). This Accuracy Guarantee is void if you refile with another tax preparation company. All payments made hereunder will be made directly to the primary taxpayer on the Covered Tax Return via cash, check, or prepaid card. In no event does this Accuracy Guarantee cover additional taxes owed or reduction of a refund. THIS PARAGRAPH DESCRIBES THE LIMIT OF JACKSON HEWITT’S ENTIRE RESPONSIBILITY, OBLIGATIONS AND LIABILITY FORT HE ACCURACY GUARANTEE AND YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN YOUR COVERED TAX RETURN CAUSED BY JACKSON HEWITT. Coverage shall be determined in the sole judgment of Jackson Hewitt. Most locations are independently owned and operated.