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CCH Audio Seminar Will Focus on Tax Provisions of Pension Bill

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., September 6, 2006) – CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business and a leading provider of tax information, software and services is presenting a 100-minute audio seminar entitled “ The Pension Protection Act of 2006 from the Tax Practitioner’s Point of View” featuring Mark Luscombe and John W. Roth, on Wednesday, September 13, at 2 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Central (

The Pension Protection Act of 2006 represents the most sweeping overhaul to U.S. pension laws in more than 30 years.  But it also contains more than 100 tax provisions affecting tens of millions of taxpayers.

In this audio seminar, CCH’s Mark Luscombe and John W. Roth will review the many changes from the Pension Act that tax professionals need to know about.  Among the topics Luscombe and Roth will cover are:

  • What clients should think about now if they still have defined benefit plans;
  • Why 401(k) plans are now even more attractive;
  • Why it is time to look again at Roth 401(k)s;
  • Why cash balance plans are now more attractive;
  • Some special help for small employers and their qualified retirement plans;
  • Why IRAs are more flexible;
  • More comfort for 529 plans;
  • New client options for tax refunds;
  • New restrictions and reporting requirements for tax-exempt entities;
  • New rules on documenting charitable contributions;
  • New restrictions on donations of clothing and household goods;
  • New rules of conservation and façade easements;
  • New rules on donations of fractional interests;
  • New caution flags on donor advised funds, and more.

The seminar will include a live question-and-answer session.

About the Speakers

Mark Luscombe, JD, LLM, CPA, is the principal federal tax analyst for CCH and a key member of the CCH tax legislation team tracking and analyzing legislation before Congress.  He regularly speaks on a wide range of tax topics.  In addition, Luscombe co-authors a biweekly tax strategies column for the respected professional publication Accounting Today and authors a monthly tax trends column in CCH’s TAXES: The Tax Magazine.  Prior to joining CCH, he was in private practice for more than 20 years with several Chicago-area law firms where he specialized in taxation.

John W. Roth, JD, LLM, is a tax analyst specializing in the day-to-day application of tax law across a wide range of tax areas. He provides practical insight into how tax laws apply to individuals, corporations and special entities.  Roth joined CCH from a national tax service where he was responsible for its premier tax preparation services and trained other CPAs for the company’s advanced services.

How the Audio Seminar Works

CCH’s live audio seminars require nothing more than a telephone connection. For the $249 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.

CPE Credit

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

Special Bonuses

Along with detailed handout materials, each site registering for this audio seminar will receive the following special bonuses from CCH:

  • a free copy of CCH’s Pension Protection Act of 2006: Law, Explanation and Analysis; and
  • a free copy of CCH’s Pension Protection Act of 2006: Text of H.R. 4 and JCT Explanation.

How to Register

To register online using a credit card go to 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

About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business ( is a leading provider of tax, audit 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™, 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. The company’s core markets are spread across the health, corporate services, finance, tax, accounting, law, regulatory and education sectors. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2005) of €3.4 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. Its shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. For more information, see

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