VIRGINIA BEACH, VA--(Marketwired - Nov 3, 2014) - Liberty Tax Service (NASDAQ: TAX) recently was named one of the 50 Top Franchises for Minorities by the World Franchising Network. The survey measures the progress minorities have made within the franchising community and recognizes companies where minority participation is growing and senior management reflects that diversity.

"At Liberty Tax, we strive to make the American dream of business ownership affordable and available to all who seek it," said Liberty Founder and CEO John T. Hewitt. "That is why we are honored to be recognized as one of the Top 50 Franchises for Minorities."

More than 350 companies sought placement on World Franchising Network's eighth annual Top 50 list. The winners were announced in an article in USA Today on October 24. World Franchising Network said the companies chosen "are clear leaders in the industry."

Liberty Tax Service is a fast-growing company that has been repeatedly recognized for its success at creating new business owners. Earlier this year, Entrepreneur magazine ranked Liberty Tax #21 on its Franchise 500 list, and Franchise Business Review placed Liberty at #6 on its 2014 list of Top 50 Franchises. In just 17 years, Liberty Tax has opened more than 4,400 offices and made the dream of business ownership available to over 2,100 franchisees.

About Liberty Tax, Inc.
Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) is the parent company of Liberty Tax Service. Liberty Tax is one of the fastest-growing tax preparation franchises and has prepared almost 18 million individual income tax returns in more than 4,400 offices and online. Liberty Tax's online services are available through eSmart Tax, Liberty Online and DIY Tax, and are all backed by the tax professionals at Liberty Tax locations and its nationwide network of approximately 35,000 seasonal tax preparers. Liberty Tax also supports local communities with fundraising endeavors and contributes as a national sponsor for many charitable causes. For a more in-depth look, visit Liberty Tax Service and interact with Liberty Tax on Twitter and Facebook

Contact Information:

Martha O'Gorman
Chief Marketing Officer
Liberty Tax Service
(757) 301-8022