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Latest CCH Audio Conference Focuses on Location-based Tax Incentives

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., February 3, 2006) – Valuable tax incentive programs available to businesses that are located in specific areas will be the topic of a live 150-minute audio conference on Friday, February 10, 2006 at 2 p.m. Eastern presented by CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business and a leading provider of tax information, software and services. Two experts in the field, Professor Charles Swenson of the University of Southern California and Blake Christian of Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP will detail for participants how to take advantage of these numerous and profitable opportunities.

"Last year’s hurricanes prompted a new range of incentives for businesses in the Gulf Coast region, but there are literally thousands of incentives available for businesses nationwide at the federal, state and local levels," said Richard Jarvis, CCH managing editor. "In this seminar, professionals will learn how to find these savings for their own firms and their clients, rather than leaving it on the table."

In the audio seminar, Swenson and Christian will discuss the following tax incentive opportunities:

  • State Enterprise Zones
  • The Gulf Opportunity Zone Act
  • Sales and Use Tax Credits
  • State and Federal Hiring Credits

Walkthroughs will demonstrate how incentives work in three sample states, and participants will have an opportunity to delve deeper into their own concerns in a live question-and-answer session.

About the Speakers

Charles Swenson, Ph.D., CPA, is Professor and Leventhal Research Fellow at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. He has five years of "Big Four" tax experience and has actively consulted for Fortune 1000 companies for more than 20 years. Swenson is also Visiting Professor of Accounting at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He is author of more than 50 articles in top accounting and economics publications, has served on the editorial boards of numerous prestigious journals and was awarded the prestigious Best Tax Manuscript Award by the American Taxation Association a record three times. He is author of the best-selling texts Strategic Corporate Tax Planning and State and Local Taxation: Principles and Planning. Swenson is active in the AICPA, the American Taxation Association, the American Economic Association, the California Society of CPAs, and numerous other professional societies.

Blake Christian, MBT, CPA, is a co-founder of the National Tax Credit Group, LLC (NTCG) and current partner with Holthouse Carlin and Van Trigt LLP (HCVT). His clients include multi-national, publicly-traded corporations as well as closely-held, owner-managed businesses. In addition to corporate, partnership and individual tax compliance and planning, Christian specializes in California and federal tax incentive programs, with concentration on the California Enterprise Zone (EZ) credit program. In the past two years alone, HCVT has identified over $20 million of EZ credits for its clients. Prior to joining his current firms, Christian was a tax partner with the international accounting firm of KPMG Peat Marwick and also served as tax director with a Fortune 500 corporation.

How the Audio Seminars Work

CCH’s live audio conferences require nothing more than a telephone connection. For the $299 per site fee, an unlimited number of listeners at a site can participate, get up to speed and in-the-know on these hot new topics.

Special Bonus, CPE Credit

Those registering for the Location-Based Tax Incentives seminar will receive a complementary U.S. Master Multistate Corporate Tax Guide (2006) and a recent issue of CCH's Journal of State Taxation.

Three hours of CPE credit are also available for an additional $25 for each person wishing to receive a CPE certificate for participation in conference.

How to Register

To register online using a credit card go to: https://www.krm.com/cch. To register by phone, call CCH Customer Service at 1.800.775.7654. Please have your credit card information ready. For more information, go to: tax.cchgroup.com/audioconferences.

About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business (tax.cchgroup.com) is a leading provider of tax and accounting law 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™, Accounting Research Manager™ and the U.S. Master Tax Guide®. CCH is based in Riverwoods, Ill.

Wolters Kluwer is a leading multinational publisher and information services company. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2004) of €3.3 billion, employs approximately 18,400 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (www.wolterskluwer.com). Its depositary receipts of shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

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