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CCH® International Tax Treaty Expert Library Combines Documents, Analysis

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., September 8, 2006) – Researchers who need the broadest, most up-to-date, expert coverage of international tax treaties, agreements and protocols now have a new resource from CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business and a leading provider of tax information, software and services. The CCH International Tax Treaty Expert Library combines authoritative, comprehensive and current full-text of treaties and treaty-related documents from CCH with advice from trusted experts in the industry and a time-saving withholding tax rate practice tool to provide definitive international tax treaty research (

“We designed the CCH International Tax Treaty Expert Librarywith the needs of practitioners in mind and created an all-in-one solution with over 7,100 treaty documents for over 200 countries, plus expert analysis,” said Mark Friedlich, CCH manager of international content development. “To simplify research and ensure users don’t miss any relevant information, all treaties, protocols and other documents are provided in English – an industry exclusive.”

Tax Treaties and Related Documents

The CCH International Tax Treaty Expert Library includes a collection of thousands of tax treat ies and related documents from around the world, featuring the English text of more than 200 countries’ worldwide tax treaties, agreements, diplomatic notes and protocols, including:

  • Income tax treaties;
  • Estate and gift tax treaties;
  • Shipping and air transport agreements;
  • Exchange of information agreements;
  • U.S. Model Treaties;
  • OECD Model Treaties; and
  • OECD Commentaries.

An exclusive feature is the inclusion of hundreds of amended treaties for approximately 80 countries.

“These amended treaties are fully annotated to enable a complete reading of a treaty and all amending language in one document as of any particular point in time,” Friedlich noted.

Expert Analysis

The CCH International Tax Treaty Expert Library also features expert analysis of pertinent international topics. Included is analysis of the OECD, UN and U.S. Model Conventions; anti-abuse principles and the impact of European community laws on tax treaties; and how tax treaties affect the general international tax scheme.

  • Klaus Vogel on Double Taxation Conventions, 3rd Edition, by Professor Klaus Vogel, University of Munich.
  • International Taxation, U.S. Taxation of Foreign Persons & Foreign Income, by Professor Joseph Isenbergh.
  • T he Compatibility of Anti-Abuse Provisions in Tax Treaties with EC Law, edited by P.H. Essers, G.J. De Bond and E.C. Kemmeren.
  • The Impact of Community Law on Tax Treaties – I ssues and Solutions, by Pasquale Pistone.
  • The 1996 United States Model Income Tax Convention: Analysis, Commentary and Comparison, by Richard Doernberg and Kees van Raad .

Time-saving Practice Tool

The Library also includes the International Tax Treaty Withholding Rate Decision Support Tool, an integrated work tool that provides quick look-ups of over 10,000 tax treaty withholding rates in more than 50 countries, including the U.S. and key OECD countries.

For More Information

For more information or to order CCH International Tax Treaty Expert Library, call your CCH representative at 888-224-7377 or visit

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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