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CCH INCORPORATED, Tower Group, Inc.
Join To Deliver Integrated Tax Modules
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., October 9, 2001) Companies will soon find it easier
to bill their customers for the correct amount of sales and other taxes thanks to an
agreement between CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), and the Tower Group, Inc. (Tower Group). Under
the agreement, the Tower Group will create modules that will allow companies to integrate
the authoritative tax data from CCHs DPC division into their billing systems.
"The joint venture utilizes the recognized strengths of the two companies,"
said Rick Cline, CCH State Tax executive editor.
"We see this as the perfect marriage of CCHs content with Tower Groups
superb track record in providing integration solutions. Together, we will be able to offer
solutions that ensure smooth incorporation of the correct sales, use and
telecommunications taxes into client billing systems," Cline said.
John Tower, Sr., CEO of the Tower Group, noted that building accurate tax calculation
into a billing system can be a major problem if firms try to do it themselves.
"We look forward to applying our experience in implementing tax systems to
DPCs outstanding data so we can streamline and simplify what otherwise can be a
nightmarish problem," Tower said.
The first Tower/DPC module, expected to be released before the end of the year, will be
for telecommunications firms wishing to integrate DPCs specialized telecom tax data
with systems operating in the Unix Sun Solaris environment accessing Oracle databases.
Further modules, designed to facilitate integration of DPCs tax data for Utilities
tax and general retail in both Unix-based and Windows NT environments, will follow.
The DPC division of CCH provides sales and use tax information and compliance tools
covering more than 25,000 state and local jurisdictions in the United States and Canada.
Its core software product lines are used primarily by corporations, accounting firms and
tax consultants. They include ZIPsalesä
Lookup, for sales tax look-up and calculation; ZIPsalesä Database and Tax$olverâ, a sales and use tax form
In addition, DPC offers a line of specialized software products for businesses in
especially complex sales and use tax environments, including retail, telecommunications (ZIPcommä), utilities (ZIPutilä), leasing, food and
About the Tower Group
The Tower Group is an international taxation and information technology consulting firm
headquartered in New Milford, Connecticut. With partners throughout North America, Tower
Group consists of a unique combination of tax specialists, business and information
systems professionals. Tower Group works in any program language and any operating
environment, supplying clients with supplemental software and services which enhance their
management of tax administration and reporting.
About CCH INCORPORATED
CCH INCORPORATED, headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., was founded in 1913 and has served
four generations of business professionals and their clients. The company produces more
than 700 electronic and print products for the tax, legal, securities, human resources,
health care and small business markets. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer
North America. The CCH web site can be accessed at www.cch.com. The CCH Federal and State Tax Group web site can be
accessed at http://tax.cchgroup.com.
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