Launches YOU&US HD Video Tax Preparation Service

Online HD video access to CPAs and Tax Experts without ever having to step into a tax office.

Mar 21, 2011, 05:00 ET from

TRACY, Calif., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Taxbrain®, a leading provider of online do-it-yourself and full-service tax preparation services, reinforced their commitment to being America's online tax service today by announcing YOU&US(SM), a revolutionary new online HD video tax service that will allow taxpayers to ask questions or have their taxes prepared entirely by Taxbrain CPAs and IRS Enrolled Agents – exclusively online. Taxpayers will be able to see and work with a qualified tax professional without ever having to step into a tax office. YOU&US(SM) is a web-browser based HD video solution that allows one-way or two-way video, VOIP or land-line audio, shared desktop data input and review, and much more.


"YOU&US(SM), HD video defines an entirely new online tax category that connects us to our customers in a convenient and personal way," states Craig I. Petz, Vice President at Taxbrain. "This new service is a natural addition to our 21st century way of delivering tax services and enables us to provide access to qualified CPAs and tax experts at affordable costs."

In addition to YOU&US(SM) HD video tax preparation, Taxbrain also launched the Ask A Pro tax advice service which includes a 30 minute Q&A session with a Taxbrain CPA or Enrolled IRS Agent. Sessions are available by YOU&US(SM), HD video or phone. Ask A Pro can be used in conjunction with Taxbrain do-it-yourself tax services or as a stand-alone tax advice service.  

More Than “Software on the Web”

In 2002, emerged as a popular online tax preparation web site along with TurboTax* and H&R Block at Home** online tax preparation web sites.

About® America's Online Tax Service is a 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 needs of the professional tax community and individual taxpayers worldwide. For more information, visit

*TurboTax is a registered trademark of Intuit, Inc.

** H&R Block at Home is a registered trademark of  HRB Digital LLC