CertiTAX from CCH Tax and Accounting Earns .NET Connected Logo Certification

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., June 3, 2004) – After a thorough review, the CertiTAXTM Web Services from CCH Tax and Accounting have received .NET Connected Logo certification from Microsoft. The CertiTAX Web Services are part of the CertiTAX Product Suite, which performs sales tax calculation for any address in the U.S. and Canada, and address validation for any address in the U.S. CCH Tax and Accounting is a leading provider of tax and accounting information, software and services (tax.cchgroup.com).

"The .NET Connected Logo certification lets companies that adopt CertiTAX as their sales tax and address validation solution promote that they are in fact certified, and that they utilize state of the art tools to help integrate their e-commerce systems with the CertiTAX Product Suite," said Kevin Robert, President and CEO of CCH Tax and Accounting. "It also saves companies time and money and allows them to function reliably in today’s – and tomorrow’s – net environment."

The review that led to the .NET Connected Logo certification included correct operation, performance, availability, compliance with SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) standards and compliance with Microsoft.NET design and implementation standards. Systems, applications and services that display the .NET Connected Logo have been tested to support Web service capabilities and are optimized for the next generation of Internet-enabled computing.

The CertiTAX Web Services are RPC-encoded for compatibility with Windows (.NET), UNIX and other systems with a SOAP toolkit or integrated SOAP facilities. They can also be used in combination with the CertiTAX Clients for Windows and Java, as well as pre-built integration with Microsoft Commerce Server, Able Commerce and Miva Merchant. An Oracle interface for both PL/SQL and Java is also available.

About CertiTAX

The CertiTAX Product Suite ensures that e-merchants – and traditional merchants who use the web to sell products and services – have everything they need for processing sales taxes. They are always online with the applicable up-to-date sales-tax tables and sales-tax laws.

When used in combination with the CCH Zipsales Returns (ZSR) product, sales tax liability can be aggregated from any input source, including batch input from legacy, point-of-sale and general ledger systems. The aggregated liability is then automatically transferred to the appropriate forms for each jurisdiction where taxes are owed. In states that accept third-party filing via EDI or E-File, returns can be automatically filed.

For more information, contact CertiTAX Sales at sales@esalestax.com, call 1-800-630-2218 or visit the CertiTAX web site at http://www.esalestax.com.

About CCH Tax and Accounting

CCH Tax and Accounting (www.tax.cchgroup.com), based in Riverwoods, Ill., is a leading provider of tax and accounting information, software and services. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals and their clients since 1913. Among its market leading products are The ProSystem fx Office, CCH Tax Research NetWork, CCH Accounting Research Manager and the U.S. Master Tax Guide. CCH Tax and Accounting is a Wolters Kluwer company (www.wolterskluwer.com).

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