SOURCE: Petz Enterprises, Inc.

April 11, 2007 13:35 ET

No "Blue Monday" This Year as April 17th, Tuesday, Is Tax Day; Electronic Filers Get Fast Refunds Even If They Wait Until Last Minute

TRACY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2007 --"As the old 60's song put it, 'Rainy Days and Mondays Get Me Down,' but since tax day is Tuesday, April 17th, you have extra time to get your return into the IRS and your refund into your bank account," says Craig Petz, Vice President of Petz Enterprises (, whose ( is the fastest growing online tax service in the U.S.

In a recent press release, the IRS ( reports, "Traditionally, the deadline for filing and paying is April 15. This year, however, taxpayers nationwide will have extra time to file and pay because April 15th falls on a Sunday and the following day, Monday, April 16th, is Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in the District of Columbia."

Previously, the April 17th deadline applied just to individuals in the District of Columbia and six eastern states who are served by an IRS processing facility in Massachusetts, where the Massachusetts state holiday, Patriots Day, will be observed on April 16th.

IRS Gives "Thumbs Up" to Electronic Filing

"Electronic filing is more than just a quick refund," said IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson. "E-file is a great option for last-minute filers, because the IRS verifies that it has received your return. People who file electronically make fewer mistakes, too. That can give you real peace of mind when you're rushing to meet the deadline."

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While clients are among the leaders in filing early this year, e-filing is also a good option if an extension is needed, or payment must be made. is now offering any taxpayer the ability to file for an extension of the April 17th deadline for IRS and state filings absolutely free.

The extension center is the most comprehensive in the industry covering many different ways extensions can be obtained. Forms for extensions in any of the 44 states with income taxes are available, as well as for expatriates living abroad, and military personnel. In addition to filing online, extensions can be secured via regular mail, a credit card, or even over the telephone -- the online extension center explains them all.

Talk About Procrastinating -- More Than $2.2 Billion Is Still Unclaimed From Tax Year 2003!

Refunds totaling approximately $2.2 billion are waiting for approximately 1.8 million people who failed to file a federal income tax return for 2003. In order to collect the money, a return for 2003 must be filed no later than April 17, 2007. The IRS estimates that half of those who could claim refunds would receive more than $611. In some cases, individuals had taxes withheld from their wages, or made payments against their taxes out of self-employed earnings, but had too little income to require filing a tax return. At, prior year returns back to 2002 can be prepared and filed on paper. Simply login to TaxBrain to access return preparation for prior years.

About Online Tax Service is the consumer division of Petz Enterprises, Inc. delivers online tax preparation, filing, professional assistance and representation in all 50 states. is a full-service online tax center providing tax advice, tools, and resources all year to help taxpayers manage their tax burden with greater confidence and ease. For more information visit

About Petz Enterprises, Inc.

Petz Enterprises, Inc. (a closely-held California corporation) is a software development company and a leading provider of tax preparation and filing solutions for the professional and consumer markets, helping to automate and simplify federal, state and local tax compliance. PEI's Crosslink® line of professional tax software products enable tax practitioners and service bureaus to accurately prepare and file large volumes of individual tax returns. Founded in 1974, Tracy, CA-based PEI is dedicated to serving the need of the professional tax community and individual taxpayers worldwide. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • For further information contact:
    Craig Petz
    Petz Enterprises, Inc.
    209-835-2720 x2007
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