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New CCH Internet Tax Research NetWork Now Offers Easier Access to Superior Content, Productivity Tools

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., December 3, 2003) – CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of tax research information and integrated compliance software solutions, has launched the latest version of CCH® Internetsm Tax Research NetWork™ (TRN) on the Internet, complete with more intuitive navigation, consolidated access to productivity tools and faster access to research questions. Busy professionals now have easier access to everything they need – from research answers to tools and practice aids – as a result of the latest enhancements to this premier tax research tool.

"Time is money," said CCH director of product management Mary Ann Dean, "and every minute counts as busy professionals look to add value and provide expanded services to their clients. With those needs in mind, CCH redesigned Tax Research NetWork to give users easier access to our superior content and tools."

Integrated Productivity Tools Now in One Location for Fast Access

"CCH has long been the industry leader in providing integrated productivity tools and practice aids," noted Dean. "Now, our outstanding suite of practice aids and productivity tools are even more convenient to use."

Users can find all the tools in their subscription on the new "Tools" tab, in addition to the content libraries.

Tools are grouped into three areas:

  • Practice Aids and Lookup Tables: Here users will find intuitive CCH Toolkits, such as CCH Depreciation Toolkit and CCH Client Letter Toolkit, as well as handy lookup tools such as IRS Actuarial Factors.
  • Quick Answer Charts: Users will find critical rates and rules with ease, using charts such as Federal Tax Rates and Tables, and Multistate Quick Answer Charts.
  • Calculators: Users can quickly compute answers and what-if scenarios in many areas with CCH Calculators, such as Federal Withholding and Auto Lease/Buy.

New Training Tab Puts Answers at Your Fingertips

Tax Research NetWork’s new Training and Support tab gathers together training tools in one easy-to-find location to help users work more efficiently. Users can:

  • Download and view the newly updated Tax Research NetWork Quick Start Guide.
  • Access our new feature-specific Quick Start Guides to learn how to set up and use customization tools such as TRN Express toolbar and CCH Link Express.
  • Sign up for the latest Tools and Tips training newsletter to have time-saving Quick Tips, shortcuts and news of the latest Tax Research NetWork features delivered by e-mail.

Another new addition is the "How Do I?" feature, which can be used to refine research skills or review basics. Topics include: "Get acquainted with Tax Research NetWork," "How to add power to my search" and more, including great time-saving search tips.

Building on the Best

Tax Research NetWork’s screen layout also has been enhanced to improve readability and content visibility.

"Those who are seasoned users of Tax Research NetWork will also be pleased to find that while TRN’s look is new, the same superior research content and experience remains," said Dean.

Tools, functionality and basic research paths on Tax Research NetWork remain the same. Research libraries are still organized in the same intuitive "tab" format, although the tabs are now larger and easier to read, and the improved navigation bar and search template remain at the top of every screen.

Search Your Libraries from Anywhere on the Web

Searching Tax Research NetWork is more flexible and easier than ever with the new CCH TRN Express™ browser toolbar. TRN Express provides a search template and other research tools at the top of your Internet Explorer browser, allowing users to retrieve Tax Research NetWork content from anywhere on the web.

Specific new functionality allows users to:

  • Log in to Tax Research NetWork in a single click, without entering a password or ID.
  • Search favorite publications by typing in a search term, or by highlighting text on any page on the web.
  • Find documents by their citation.
  • Log in directly to any Library tab.
  • Link to Tax Tracker News from anywhere on the web.
  • View personalized list of Tax Research NetWork documents in just one click.

For More Information

For more information or a demonstration of the CCH Internet Tax Research NetWork, contact your CCH sales representative at 888-CCH-REPS. You also can visit for additional information and for a flash demonstration of the new CCH Tax Research NetWork.


CCH INCORPORATED, headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., was founded in 1913 and has served more than four generations of business professionals and their clients. The company produces more than 700 electronic and print products for the tax, accounting, legal, securities and small business markets. CCH is a Wolters Kluwer company. The CCH Federal and State Tax group, CCH Tax Compliance, and Aspen Publishers Tax and Accounting group comprise the new Tax and Accounting unit. The unit’s web site can be accessed at

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