SOURCE: Petz Enterprises, Inc.

December 26, 2006 14:38 ET® Users Can Now e-File Complete Returns, Be First in Line for IRS Refunds as Early as January 12, 2007

TRACY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 26, 2006 --® ( is now ready for taxpayers to complete their returns, accurately calculate refunds, and be among the first to receive their money when the IRS opens the tax season on January 12, 2007.

According to Charles Petz, CPA, Vice President of Operations, Petz Enterprises, Inc., whose consumer brand is the third largest federal and state tax online preparation service, " is the only online service providing complete preparation of the return, calculation of the refund and permits printing of the return to be electronically filed. stores the return until January 12, when the IRS will be ready to process 2006 returns.

"This contrasts with industry leaders Intuit ( and H&R Block (," continued Mr. Petz. "Their online products will not provide results of the data entered by the taxpayer until January 5, 2007. Instead of waiting, users can complete their returns right now and know that as soon as the IRS opens, they will be among the first in line for their refunds. By selecting Direct Deposit, users get their money in only a few days."

Mr. Petz added that, "Giving taxpayers the opportunity to submit completed returns well before the IRS opens continues's tradition of being the first in the industry to provide complete, secure and very easy online tax preparation."® New FREE Estimator Is Quick, Easy Way to Know How Much IRS Refund Is Coming To You announces a new, easy to use refund estimator ( that quickly tells the taxpayer how much to expect from the IRS. It is absolutely free and requires no knowledge of tax procedures.

Eric Hayes, Online Tax Specialist explains, "In several easy steps, the online taxpayer now can accurately predict how much the refund will be.

"'s new free Tax Estimator is completely secure and designed for the taxpayer, rather than an accounting expert,"continued Mr. Hayes. "Simply fill in the blanks as prompted, and in a matter if minutes, the taxpayer knows exactly how much the refund will be. If the taxpayer expects to owe the IRS, the Estimator is an extremely helpful tool for planning payments.'s FREE Refund Estimator at-a-glance

Following is an example of the information to be entered into the Tax Estimator: filing status (single, married filing jointly, married filing separately, etc); number of exemptions; child tax credit and earned income credit, if applicable. Income, including adjustments and deductions is followed by credits, leading directly to calculation of the refund.

"Once calculated, one more simple step sets up a account, enabling the taxpayer to file electronically immediately, receiving the refund in a matter of days. It couldn't be faster or easier," Mr. Hayes concluded.

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

Contact Information

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