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FLS and CCH Bring 1040 Tax Filing to Employees’ Desktops
Partnership Provides Employers with Additional Employee Benefit, Helps
Improve Employee Self Service
TEXAS — December 23, 2002 — Federal Liaison
Services, Inc. (FLS), a premier provider of employer compliance solutions,
and CCH Tax Compliance today announced a new partnership that will
provide discounted online tax preparation and filing to thousands
of employees across the United States. CCH Tax Compliance is a leading
supplier of software for tax and accounting professionals.
As a result of the new
alliance, the FLS customer base, which includes more than 3,000 leading
businesses representing virtually every industry, will have direct
access to CCH’s CompleteTax™ 1040 tax filing solution at a
special discount. CCH will also develop and support an integrated
software interface to its CompleteTax program from the FLS
Year End Tax System™.
Through the program, employers
can offer online 1040 tax preparation and filing to their employees
for just $19.95, which includes preparation and filing of federal
and state (if applicable) returns. This compares to a much higher
standard industry rate for comparable full-featured services. To take
advantage of the special pricing, employees will access the service
directly via www.ewebtax.com.
The service will be available beginning January 10, 2003.
an Additional Benefit for Employees. At no additional cost to
them, employers can promote the discounted online tax preparation
and filing service directly to employees as an additional corporate
Tax Filing Support. Employers already busy handling year-end
compliance processes have limited time to assist employees with
W-2 and 1040 filing questions. The online CompleteTax Tax
Guide and knowledge base provided by CCH tax professionals allows
employees to handle many of their own inquiries regarding tax filing.
W-2 Database. Those employers who utilize the FLS Year End Tax
System™ can integrate their employee W-2 information directly with
CompleteTax, allowing an automatic import of W-2 information
into the employee’s 1040 tax return.
Corporate Pricing. For only $19.95, employees can prepare and
file both their federal and state returns. Employees are
charged only when their returns are complete and ready to file.
System. A short intuitive questionnaire will guide users through
the tax interview process — uniquely tailoring the interview with
applicable questions and pertinent forms based on their answers.
Tax Help Resources. Leveraging CCH’s 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 for 2003. Also provided are tax tools such
as worksheets, tables and forms, and planning calculators to help
filers accurately complete their tax returns.
- Easy E-filing.
CompleteTax is an authorized IRS e-file partner and
can electronically file returns with the IRS as well as all states
that allow electronic filing. Taxpayers who prefer to file a paper
copy of their returns can print and mail them.
- Fast Refunds.
Taxpayers using CompleteTax’s electronic filing and automatic
direct deposit option can get their refunds twice as fast as they
would if they had mailed their return. Those owing money who file
electronically can also pay the balance due on their federal and
select state taxes via direct payment from their bank account.
W-2 Import. Employees whose companies utilize the FLS Year End
Tax System can import their W-2 information directly into CompleteTax
for faster and easier tax filing.
economy, employers are seeking additional benefits to help keep employees
happy and productive," said Dan Shumate, Vice President of Sales/Marketing
for FLS. "Offering an online 1040 tax prep option like CompleteTax
is a win-win situation: employees benefit from a great program at
a great discount, and employers reduce their overhead in supporting
employees through the tax filing season. Our partnership with CCH
is another way FLS is helping ease the burden of tax compliance for
to work with FLS to deliver additional benefits and services to their
client base," said Ernest Zoumot, Senior Marketing Manager at
CCH. "CCH’s expertise in tax regulations combined with FLS’ expertise
in employer compliance allows us to help ease the tax burden for employer
and employee alike."
About CCH Tax
in Torrance, CA, CCH Tax Compliance is a leading supplier of software
for tax and accounting professionals. It offers The ProSystem fx
Office, a powerful, integrated suite that includes modules for tax
compliance, tax planning, trial balance, fixed assets, practice management,
paperless tax and audit engagements, and web site development. The
CCH tax and accounting web site can be accessed at tax.cchgroup.com.
Liaison Services, Inc. (FLS)
FLS is a premier
provider of software solutions and services to employers for government
reporting and compliance. FLS solutions automate payroll tax payments
and filings, wage garnishments, and year-end W-2 and 1099 processing.
FLS clients include more than 400 members of the Fortune 1000, and
several major government agencies. Visit FLS online at www.flsinc.com
or call 972.239.8881.
FLS, the FLS logo, and FLS Year End Tax System are trademarks of Federal
Liaison Services, Inc. CompleteTax and the CompleteTax logo are trademarks
of CCH Tax Compliance. All other company names and products are the
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.