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CCH Tax Compliance Partners With Official Payments To Streamline Tax Payment Process
(TORRANCE, CA., March 24, 2003) – CCH Tax Compliance has
announced a new partnership agreement with Official Payments
Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tier Technologies (Nasdaq:
TIER), which will allow the clients of its affiliates and professional
customers to conveniently pay any taxes owed to a state or the federal
government via credit card. CCH Tax Compliance is a leading supplier
of software for tax and accounting professionals.
"We are pleased to further expand our tax preparation and
filing services to provide a streamlined process for preparing, filing
- and now - paying taxes," said CCH Tax Compliance President and
CEO Kevin Robert. "This added convenience will be a real
time-saver – something professional tax preparers can offer their
clients as a value-added service they can benefit from during the busy
Official Payments Corporation is the leading provider of electronic
payment options to government entities. Their services enable
individuals to charge their taxes, fees, fines and other payments to
their credit cards via the Internet (www.officialpayments.com/cch.jsp)
or telephone at 1-800-4PAY-TAX.
Official Payments provides similar services to the Internal Revenue
Service, 22 state governments and Washington, D.C., and more than
1,300 local and municipal governments.
Added Convenience Takes Some of the Sting Out of Paying Taxes
With this partnership, clients of tax professionals will benefit
from the new streamlined payment process.
"Tax professionals using CCH’s ProSystem fx Tax
application can easily offer this extra convenience to their clients.
The tax professional simply checks a box in the ProSystem fx
Tax application to produce simple instructions for clients who are
interested in using this service," noted Robert.
Types of payments include federal income taxes, state taxes and
fees and local and municipal taxes and fees. Official Payments charges
a convenience fee based on the payment amount. Credit cards accepted
include MasterCard®, Visa®, American Express® and Discover®.
"We are very pleased that CCH will be offering its customers
the convenient payment services offered by Official Payments,"
said James L. Bildner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tier,
Official Payments’ parent company. "CCH has an excellent
reputation for its tax preparation products and Official Payments will
complement their offerings well."
About Official Payments
Official Payments Corporation, a wholly owned
subsidiary of Tier Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: TIER), is the leading
provider of electronic payment options to government entities. The
company’s principal business is enabling consumers to pay their
government taxes, fees, fines, and utility bills by credit card, via
Internet at www.officialpayments.com/cch.jsp
or via the telephone at 1-800-4PAY-TAX.
About CCH Tax Compliance
CCH Tax Compliance, headquartered in Torrance, Calif., is a leading
supplier of software for tax and accounting professionals. Its
ProSystem fx Office is a powerful, integrated suite that
includes modules for tax compliance, tax planning, trial balance,
fixed assets, practice management, paperless tax and audit
engagements, outsourcing and web site development. They also offer
CompleteTax, an online tax preparation service. CCH Tax Compliance is
a Wolters Kluwer company. The CCH tax and accounting web site can be
accessed at http://tax.cchgroup.com
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