SOURCE: Petz Enterprises, Inc.

January 25, 2007 17:00 ET® Guarantees SuperBowl XLI Winners Will Be Taxpayers Who File Online February 4th, Receive Their Refunds a Few Days Later!

TRACY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 25, 2007 -- As SuperBowl XLI kicks off, millions of fans will be enjoying the spectacle, rooting for either the Bears or the Colts, and eagerly awaiting their... tax refunds!

These are the folks who do their taxes -- online -- while watching the game. Sound impossible? Not according to (

Craig Petz, VP of Petz Enterprises, Inc., whose consumer brand is the fastest growing online tax service in the U.S., said, "For the past four years, one of the busiest times for online tax filing has been SuperBowl Sunday. In fact, if the game looks like it will be one-sided after the first half, we actually see a spike in online filing while the game is still being played!"

Asked to explain this phenomenon, Mr. Petz pointed out, "In many married households, while hubby and the boys take over the TV the wife handles the checkbook, and does the taxes on the kitchen table. What better time to get something done that actually puts money into the checkbook, instead of the other way around?"

Mr. Petz also pointed out that nearly one-half of all federal returns are filed by women, a significant number of whom do not follow the NFL. Since they will have received their W-2 and W-4 forms before SuperBowl Sunday, it's natural that they'll be preparing their taxes and filing online, getting their refunds through Direct Deposit a few days later.

"Taxpayers who use IRS e-file and who choose direct deposit can receive their refund in half the time," says the IRS. "Also, tax return information is protected through encryption, and an e-filed tax return is far more accurate than a paper return. Taxpayers receive an acknowledgement within 48 hours that the IRS accepted the return," reports the IRS.

IRS e-file surpassed a record in 2006 when more than 73 million tax returns, almost 54 percent of all returns, were filed electronically.

"It doesn't take a pro football expert, a crystal ball or even a lucky hunch to know that getting a tax refund is as easy as going to," concluded Mr. Petz.

About Online Tax Service is the only web-based tax solution delivering online 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

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  • For further information contact:

    Lorri Bowers
    Petz Enterprises, Inc.
    209-835-2720 x 2008
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    Craig Petz
    Petz Enterprises, Inc.
    209-835-2720 x 2007
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