CCH’s Most Popular Publications Gain New Power On The Internet Expanded Content, Features Bring Added Value to Federal, State Tax Research

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., May 4, 1999) – The tax, legal and research professionals’ most respected and established resources for tax research just got even better, according to CCH INCORPORATED, a leading provider of tax and business law information and software. New content, enhancements and tools in CCH’s Standard Federal Tax Reporter, Federal Tax Service (FTS) and its extensive line of state tax reporters were among the many changes included in the newest version of CCH InternetSM Tax Research NetWork™ released today.

"Internet technology brings enormous efficiencies to tax research," said Catherine Wolfe, director of marketing, CCH Federal and State Tax (FAST) Group. "But CCH’s reputation and leadership have always been based on quality content and the value it brings to professionals. Together, these assets provide our customers with fast, easy searching and the best content available."

More Power, Value for Federal Tax Research

Several new features in the Standard Federal Tax Reporter, the oldest and most comprehensive tax reference in the country, provide for more powerful, valuable searching and content.

"Related Links" to Related Documents have been integrated into SFTR, helping ensure subscribers don’t miss relevant information and providing easier navigation. A bar with links to Related Documents now appears automatically in each document title in SFTR.

As part of its ongoing enhancements to CCH Internet Tax Research NetWork, CCH has added links between Explanations, Annotations, the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Committee Reports and CCH Annotations. In addition, Federal Tax Regulations now link to the IRC and CCH Explanations, and, in turn, Explanations now link to the IRC and Annotations.

The Standard Federal Tax Reporter in CCH’s Internet libraries also has combined some key documents, speeding research and improving ease-of-use. Each section of the IRC and each section of the Regulations now appear together as one document, respectively. However, you can link directly to a specific subsection and print each IRC or Regulation section as one continuous document. All annotations under any one heading are now combined into one document, allowing for easier browsing and comparisons.

Federal Election Toolkit™

Federal Election Toolkit is another new feature offered by CCH, and is fully integrated into the CCH Internet Tax Research NetWork. The Toolkit facilitates the creation of approximately 250 plain paper tax elections, and is free with any subscription to Federal Tax Service.

Accessing this helpful feature is easily accomplished by clicking on Federal Election Toolkit under Practice Aids within the federal tax library. The menu allows the subscriber to list elections or search for them by category, such as partnership or estate, or by key word. Clicking on the election creates an interactive election-specific template to allow for taxpayer specific input and produces a ready-to-file election. A context-sensitive summary of the tax rules for filing the election, including a law summary and due dates is provided, and users can edit the election as an RTF document to achieve a desired style.

Expanded State Tax Coverage, Features

CCH also expanded its highly regarded Internet library of state tax reporters, with new content and features that bring added value and critical timeliness to any state tax research session.

Users now have access to legislation and regulations – from proposed bill introductions through enactment – for all 50 states. To ensure professionals are fully informed, subscribers can receive e-mail notification of introduced legislation or changes in regulations through CCH® Tax Tracker™.

Also, CCH’s popular weekly newsletter, State Tax Review, has been added to CCH’s Current Features. Superior graphics and easy navigation make it easy to read and simple to print articles from the newsletter.

Finally, CCH continues its efforts to expand coverage of dynamic state tax topics. Tax professionals, attorneys and librarians will note:

  • enhanced explanations and uniform coverage of property tax across all states, including local contacts;
  • expanded information – including explanations, examples, practice tips and caution notes – on the burgeoning issue of Internet taxation; and
  • new content on the taxation of ATM transactions and discount purchase cards, including prepaid telephone cards.

From Professional to Professional

Users of CCH’s Federal Tax Service and state tax reporters will notice the addition of "visible expertise," with outside author and practitioner comments integrated into the CCH analysis. Over 250 authors with practice specialties share their practical and authoritative comments with their colleagues. Approximately 4,000 comments now include the FTS authors’ names and affiliations indicated in the Comments sections.

For More Information

For more information or a demonstration of CCH’s Internet Tax Research NetWork, contact your CCH FAST sales representative (888 CCH REPS) or go to http:// Or, visit the CCH exhibit at these upcoming trade shows and conferences: New Jersey CPA Show, Edison, NJ, May 18-19; State and Local Tax Institute, Washington DC, May 20-21; CPA Finance, Technology and Business Show, New York City, May 25-27; California Society of Enrolled Agents, Reno, June 3-5; Special Libraries Association, Minneapolis, June 6-8; California Accounting and Business Show, Los Angeles, June 14-15; National Association of Tax Practitioners, Reno, July 14-15; American Association of Law Libraries, Washington, DC July 18-20; Business and Technology Solutions, Rosemont, Ill., August 24-26; and American Bar Association, Atlanta, August 5-8.


CCH INCORPORATED, founded in 1913, has served four generations of business professionals and their clients. The company produces approximately 700 print and electronic products for tax, legal, securities, human resources, healthcare and small business markets. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer U.S. The CCH web site can be accessed at

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