COMPLETETAX Online Tax Preparation, E-filing Easy, Fast, Affordable
Federal and State Filing for Just $17.95 Combined
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., December 14, 2001) For the growing number of
taxpayers planning to head online this tax season, CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading
provider of tax law information and software, is enhancing CompleteTax
(www.completetax.com), its low-cost, online tax preparation and filing service. Available
for its third tax season, CompleteTax was developed by the CCH tax experts who
developed and offer the market-leading professional tax preparation software, ProSystem
Easy to use and secure, CompleteTax is among the most comprehensive online
solutions for preparing and filing tax returns, from simple 1040s to more complex returns
common for small business owners or individuals with special tax situations.
"CompleteTax is the only online tax preparation and e-filing service for
consumers thats backed by an organization with the depth of experience CCH has in
the tax and accounting fields," said Kevin Robert, president, CCH Tax Compliance.
"Consumers are attracted to CompleteTax because its simple to use,
intuitive, affordable and comprehensive. And, they have added peace of mind in knowing CCH
has an 88-year reputation as a trusted provider of accurate and authoritative tax
information and software for tax professionals."
Year-Round Financial Management Tools
CCH continues to add to CompleteTax, making it even more valuable to taxpayers,
not just at tax time, but throughout the year. Enhancements and productivity tools include
an entire portfolio of financial calculators to help consumers evaluate investment, home
financing, personal financing and retirement options. These tools are available
immediately to consumers.
Individuals interested in finding out ahead of time how the Tax Act of 2001 will affect
their taxes can log onto the site now and use the CompleteTax Tax Relief Saving
Calculator to determine within seconds what the legislations impact will be on their
overall tax obligation. The site also includes a detailed summary of the tax changes.
Making Tax Preparation Easy
Because CompleteTax is fully web-enabled, taxpayers can complete their entire
return online from any computer with Internet access without having to download software
to their own computers.
CompleteTaxs online organizer allows individual and sole proprietor filers
to quickly and accurately organize all of the tax information for their returns. As the
organizer customizes itself based on responses to simple interview questions, filers need
only enter information that is relevant for their specific tax return. Then, with a simple
click of the mouse, CompleteTax does the rest, using sophisticated software to
calculate and produce the final tax returns.
After approval by the taxpayer, CompleteTax can electronically file the return
with the IRS and the appropriate state. CompleteTax supports electronic filing for
all 42 states that allow it. Taxpayers who prefer to file a paper copy of their returns
can print them from CompleteTax.
"Many taxpayers procrastinate when it comes to filling out their tax returns
because its not a pleasant task," said Robert. "CompleteTax takes
the pain out of the process, allowing taxpayers to easily and quickly finish and file
Getting Refunds Faster
Using CompleteTaxs electronic filing and automatic direct deposit options,
taxpayers can get their refunds twice as fast as they would if theyd mailed their
In addition, CompleteTax users who expect to receive a federal income tax refund
may apply online for a refund anticipation loan for just $29.95. If approved, they will
receive the loan just a few days after the IRS accepts their electronic return.
Taxpayers owing money to Uncle Sam also have the option with CompleteTax of
paying the balance via credit card. Those who file electronically also can pay the balance
due on their federal and select state taxes via direct payment from their bank account.
Comprehensive Tax Help Resources
Leveraging CCHs 88 years of experience in explaining tax rules and regulations, CompleteTax
provides filers an easy to understand, fully searchable online tax reference library, as
well as a tax calendar, glossary of terms and tax news, including issues new this year.
Also provided are tax tools such as worksheets, tables and forms to help filers accurately
complete their tax returns.
Specialized Small Business Help and Free Return Filings
Small business owners will especially benefit by using CompleteTax in
conjunction with CCHs Business Owners Toolkit Tax Guide 2002
print reference (available online at www.toolkit.cch.com
and through major booksellers beginning in January 2002). Buyers of the book also will be
able to file both a federal and a state return through CompleteTax at no charge.
Safety and Security Assured
Each filers tax return information is password-protected on secured servers.
Transmission of tax return information is encrypted using Secured Socket Layer protocol, a
widely recognized Internet security standard.
Certain CompleteTax planning tools are available now, with the site to be ready
to process 2001 returns in mid-January. The total cost for calculating, preparing
and e-filing/printing both the federal and the state (if allowable by the state)
returns is just $17.95. Taxpayers are charged only once their return is complete and
theyre ready to either print and mail or electronically file their return.
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, insurance,
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 tax and accounting web
site can be accessed at http://tax.cchgroup.com.
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