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CCH INCORPORATED Signs 4-year Deal To Provide IRS With Comprehensive, Authoritative
Tax Research And Information
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., June 24, 1999) CCH INCORPORATED, a leading
provider of tax and business law information and a Wolters Kluwer U.S. company, will play
a key role in providing comprehensive, electronic research tax materials to the Internal
Revenue Service (IRS), the company announced today. CCH has signed a four-year contract
under which CCH tax materials will appear on all IRS desktops and laptops performing tax
research as the Service upgrades its electronic capabilities from a mostly DOS-based
environment to Windows NT and web-based systems.
CCHs content was selected as a source of tax information in all three of the
contract awards made under the IRS' Servicewide Electronic Research System, with CCH being
the exclusive source of tax information in two of the awards.
"CCH has supplied the IRS with tax law information print products for several
decades, and with electronic products for nearly a decade," said CCH CEO and
President Rebecca Hensley. "Now, we're pleased to be a part of the IRS modernization
program and to provide more services to a greater number of IRS personnel. At the same
time, I'm sure that the tax practitioners who subscribe to CCH products will be gratified
to know that they will be reading, literally, off the same page as IRS staff."
For CCH, Contract Awards Focus on Content
CCH gained the contracts after an extensive six-month review by the IRS. The three
contract awards involving CCH materials have been made under the IRS new unified
technology strategy focusing on the needs of the Services various internal
IRS employees across the organization will have access to a core tax package that will
provide CCH analytical and source-document material on CCH CD-ROM and through LEXIS-NEXIS.
In addition to CCHs core federal tax information, CCH materials on international
tax, exempt organizations, pension, payroll, employee benefits and unemployment insurance
were also selected for the award.
Popular Desktop Reference, Source Documents
In addition, CCH exclusively will provide a standalone CD-ROM for approximately 17,000
IRS examination field agents who work from their homes or at taxpayers worksites,
and who need fast access to comprehensive tax information. As the computers used by the
examination field agents are upgraded from DOS-based machines to Pentium-class laptops,
they will receive the CCH U.S. Master Tax Guide Plus CD-ROM as their main
tax research tool.
Created around the countrys most popular professional tax reference, the CCH
1999 U.S. Master Tax Guide, the CD-ROM also contains thousands of primary source
documents, including the Internal Revenue Code, Final, Temporary and Proposed Regulations,
Revenue Rulings and Revenue Procedures, IRS Announcements, IRS Notices, MSSPs and ISPs,
IRS Publications, Letter Rulings and Technical Advice Memoranda, Circular 230 and the IRS
Penalties Handbook as well as an extensive library of tax cases.
To meet the special needs of IRS personnel, CCH will add the IRS Actions on Decisions,
the Internal Revenue Manual and tax treaties to the standard U.S. Master Tax Guide Plus
The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same
CCHs role in the IRS modernization process reinforces its longstanding
position as a leading provider of tax law information. For the past 86 years, CCH has been
in the forefront providing timely tax law information to professionals, integrating
accurate, authoritative and comprehensive content with state of the art technology:
- CCH introduced the loose-leaf tax reporting system in 1913,
- In 1993, CCH was the first tax publisher to offer research products for the
Windows platform, and
- In 1996, CCH was the first tax publisher to offer products on the Internet.
About CCH INCORPORATED
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, health care and small
business markets. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer U.S. The CCH web site
can be accessed at www.cch.com.
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