Intuit Canada

Intuit Canada

January 22, 2007 10:20 ET

Tax Time: Three Million Canadians Can't be Wrong About QuickTax

With changing tax laws, millions take advantage of Canadian income tax software's easy and accurate returns, speedy refunds, exclusive accuracy guarantee, and the industry’s best customer support

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, Tech/Telecomm Editor EDMONTON, ALBERTA – JAN. 22, 2007 --(CCNMatthews - Jan. 22, 2007) - This year, more than half of all personal income taxes completed in Canada will be filed electronically. And if last year is any indication, more than three million of those returns will be prepared by Canadians who switched from pencil and paper to easy-to-use QuickTax tax preparation software. As tax regulations become increasingly complex and change from year to year, tax software delivers real benefits to Canadians looking for an easier and more accurate way to face the annual task.

Canada's No. 1 best-selling tax preparation program, QuickTax is available as computer-installed software or as an online tax software service, QuickTaxWeb. Both versions handle virtually all tax situations, no matter how simple or complex the return.

"QuickTax is Canada's pioneering Canadian income tax software, and a big part of the reason why so many Canadians use software for preparing taxes today," said Yves Millette, president and chief executive officer of Intuit Canada.. "We've spent 14 years delivering easy-to-use software, developed by Canadians for Canadians. Our goal is to help our customers get the best possible tax refund."

Only from Intuit Canada: Total Support, 100 Per Cent Accuracy Guaranteed

QuickTax users benefit from Canada's best tax preparation software product support, with built-in help features, plus tax tips and tricks to help users confidently file their returns. Users also have access to Intuit Canada's product support team, which provides free technical support seven days a week during tax season. QuickTax experts are available by phone, Internet and e-mail.

All personal tax software tools purchased from Intuit Canada have a unique 100 per cent accuracy guarantee: Intuit Canada will pay any penalties due to an error in its software, excluding penalties caused by errors in Canadian Revenue Agency tables.

Get More Money Back - Faster and Easier

"Canadians don't typically want to spend their free time doing taxes," said Millette. "And they don't want the government to keep more of their money just because they overlooked a deduction or two."

QuickTax helps users find missed savings. With new and improved time-saving features, QuickTax dramatically cuts tax preparation time compared to using pencil and paper. Its exclusive EasyStep™ Interview makes preparing and filing taxes easy with a simple question-and-answer format that guides users through their returns from start to finish. New for this year, EasyStep Express customizes the interview process, presenting only the questions and forms the user needs. Finally, EasyStep double-checks for errors, inconsistencies and missed deductions, making it easy to use for those with no previous software or tax filing experience.

"It's way better than doing taxes by hand," said QuickTax user Shelley James of Regina, SK. "It's very easy to use."

And, as always, QuickTax users can receive their refund in as little as eight days by filing their return online using NETFILE.

Find Deductions, Maximize Savings

Missing deductions is like giving away money. Using Canadian tax software is the best way to ensure users get what all the money they deserve. QuickTax walks users through every deduction to which they are entitled, from charitable donations to professional and union dues. QuickTax is completely current with new tax credits for 2006, so users don't have to refer to confusing tax tables in search of updates.

The QuickTax RRSP Wizard helps Canadians maximize their contributions and get better refunds by analyzing individual tax situations and identifying money-saving strategies. The built-in slider-bar instantly reveals the effect of different RRSP contributions on net income, average tax rate, taxes owed or refund due. "It's an ideal tool," said Millette, "because every dollar invested in an RRSP is a dollar that isn't taxed."

QuickTax users couldn't be happier with the results.

"QuickTax is very easy to follow," said Bernadette Horne of Waskesiu Lake, SK. "It helps me make better financial decisions - it calculates the amount I should contribute to my RRSP to maximize my refund."

For Canadians with investments or who are planning for retirement, QuickTax Platinum edition offers additional features, such as stock tracking tools and retirement planning software.

QuickTaxWeb: Canada's best-selling online tax software

QuickTaxWeb's secure and easy online access lets Canadians prepare and file tax returns from any computer with an Internet connection. There is no software to install, no updates to download. QuickTaxWeb even lets taxpayers prepare their returns for free. Users pay only when they are satisfied and ready to file online via NETFILE or print and mail their return. With the same 128-bit security encryption technology used by major Canadian banks, QuickTaxWeb is always secure.

For lower-income Canadians, Intuit Canada offers the QuickTaxWeb Freedom program. For households whose income is under $20,000, excluding dependents, Intuit Canada waives the payment requirement for those using QuickTax.

Pricing and Availability

* QuickTaxWeb: $19.99 per return if filed by April 15; $24.99 after April 15.

* QuickTax Standard: $39.99, includes five returns.

* QuickTax Platinum: $59.99, includes five returns.

* Quicken Suite: $99.99, includes Quicken XG and QuickTax Platinum.

All prices are MSRP. Product details are available at www.quicktax.ca/news.

Intuit Canada's tax preparation software is available at all major retailers, including Staples/Bureau en Gros, London Drugs, Office Depot, Loblaws and Zellers.

About Intuit Canada

Intuit Canada is a leading provider of business, financial and tax management solutions for small- and mid-sized businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Key products and services include Quicken®, QuickBooks®, QuickBooks® Succès PME, QuickTax, and ImpôtRapideMC. Intuit Canada directly, or through its partners, offers ProFile®, a professional tax preparation software suite, the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program, the Intuit Developer Network for professional users and developers and other products and services. Intuit Canada and its partners enable individuals, small businesses, retailers and financial professionals to better manage their personal and business finances. Visit Intuit Canada's partner sites at www.intuit.ca and www.accountant.intuit.ca. Intuit Canada is headquartered in Edmonton, with employees in many cities throughout the country, including Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. Intuit Canada is a subsidiary of Intuit Inc., which is listed on the NASDAQ stock market under the symbol INTU.

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Jennifer Ladd
Intuit Canada
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