Death and Taxes...and Hockey: Canadians Rewrote the Rules on Sunday

Even the RRSP deadline is no match for Sid and the boys as tax filing drops during gold medal game

MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 5 /CNW/ - Benjamin Franklin once said that "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Well, that's because he wasn't Canadian. If he'd been from the True North Strong and Free, he would have known hockey is part of that universal truth. The proof? Have a look at the QuickTax Online usage statistics from Sunday's gold medal game between Canada and the US.

Canada's most popular online tax software rode the bench as Canadians stopped for a rare treat - three periods and an overtime of gold medal hockey. The peaks and valleys in the chart below clearly show that, even with the RRSP deadline only hours away, Canadians have their priorities.

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About Intuit Canada

Intuit Canada ULC is a leading provider of business, financial and tax management solutions for small- and mid-sized businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, including Quicken(R), QuickBooks(R), QuickBooks(R) Enterprise Solutions, SuccèsPME, QuickTax, and ImpôtRapide(MC), simplify personal finance (http://quicken.intuit.ca/personal-finance-software/index.jsp), business accounting (http://quickbooks.intuit.ca/accounting-software/index.jsp), and tax preparation and filing.

Additional offerings include ProFile(R), a professional tax preparation software suite (http://quicktax.intuit.ca/tax-software/index.jsp), the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program and the Intuit Developer Network for professional users and developers. All are provided by Intuit Canada or through its partners.

Intuit Canada has employees located in Edmonton, Calgary, Mississauga, Montreal and Ottawa. Intuit Canada is an affiliate of Intuit Inc., which is listed on the Nasdaq stock market under the symbol INTU. More information can be found at www.intuit.ca.

QuickTax is the registered mark of LexisNexis Canada Inc., used by Intuit Canada under license.

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SOURCE Intuit Canada Limited

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