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Leslie Bonacum
Neil Allen

New U.S. MasterTM State Tax Practice And Procedure Guide From CCH Eases Multistate Practice

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., March 19, 2002) – Now there’s help for professionals who must sort through the rules and regulations of multiple states to resolve their clients’ tax issues. The new U.S. MasterTM State Tax Practice and Procedure Guide from CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of tax and business law information, is a one-of-a-kind desktop reference containing succinct, easy-to-read multistate overviews, plain-English explanations and quick-glance charts detailing practice and procedure rules for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (1,427 pages, $75.00. For more information, call or visit

"Someone who is an expert practitioner in one state usually has to start all over at the beginning when a tax dispute arises in a different state," noted Renee Coon, marketing manager for CCH’s federal and state tax group. "The brand new U.S. Master State Tax Practice and Procedure Guide's concise presentation and uniform organization means that the practitioner can get up to speed quickly."

"As an annual snapshot of state tax practice and procedure law, the Guide is designed to keep the practitioner up to date and avoid a potential myriad of pitfalls and traps that can be encountered in dealing with each state’s administrative and judicial complexity," Coon added.

Easy-to-use, Comprehensive Coverage

Charts in the Guide give a 51-jurisdiction overview of areas such as tax payments (electronic, credit card and installment), penalties and interest, taxpayer rights and responsibilities, managed audits, statutes of limitations and whole dollar reporting. Also provided is a helpful chart listing state taxing authority contacts.

The Guide's comprehensive coverage of each jurisdiction includes:

  • Return Filing and Payment of Tax
  • Collection of Tax
  • Interest and Penalties
  • Audit Issues, Including Managed Audits
  • Record Maintenance and Production
  • Other Liable Parties
  • Taxpayer Rights and Remedies

The Guide answers key questions for every stage in resolving tax disputes, such as:

  • What notification is given to taxpayers in particular dispute situations?
  • When does the clock start ticking?
  • Can the clock be extended?
  • Who has jurisdiction over the case?
  • What must be filed?
  • Where is the record made?
  • What is the order of the appeals process?
  • Does any stage in the appeals process involve trial de novo?
  • Are the initial levels of appeal conducted with hearing officers who work for the department of revenue?
  • Who has the authority to settle the case?

The U.S. Master State Tax Practice and Procedure Guide is a "must have" reference for all professionals who deal with the complexities of state tax audits and litigation. Both those professionals who only occasionally deal with state tax practice issues and those "in the thick" of state tax disputes will appreciate having quick answers and overviews available.

Availability and Pricing

For more information or to order, the U.S. Master State Tax Practice and Procedure Guide, call 800-248-3248 or visit the CCH website at Single-copy price is $75 plus applicable tax, shipping and handling. Quantity discounts and school adoption pricing are available.


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 The CCH tax and accounting destination site can be accessed at

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