Pinnacle Group Offers End-to-end Sales Tax Solutions As CCH Preferred Partner

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., October 2, 2006) – The Pinnacle Group, a Microsoft President’s Club member and Gold Certified Partner, has partnered with CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, to offer end-to-end sales tax solutions built on CCH’s CertiTAX™ and ZIPSales® Returns as a member of CCH’s Preferred Partner Program. CCH is a leading provider of tax, audit and accounting information, software and services (

CertiTAX provides real-time address validation and tax calculation based on a comprehensive database of rates and taxability rules covering thousands of products and services. A simple mapping of tax categories automates sales tax calculation and easily integrates with accounting software or online shopping carts. A web-based sales and use solution, ZIPSales Returns minimizes the time it takes to prepare sales tax returns by automatically populating end of month liability data from an ERP system or CertiTAX into the appropriate returns. With ZIPSales Returns what used to take days now can be done in a matter of minutes.

End-to-end Solutions

According to Craig Sroda, Pinnacle Partner, the partnership with CCH provides his client businesses with everything they need to calculate and report sales taxes.

“CCH simplifies our work because it supplies both the software and authoritative tax data needed to create a complete solution without involving an additional third party. We can offer our clients an end-to-end solution from a single source – with CCH supplying the tax details database as well as the data loads with integrations to all of the Microsoft Dynamics products that we support,” said Sroda.

“We’re looking forward to working with the Pinnacle Group and pleased to welcome them to the CCH Preferred Partner Program,” said Michael Silmont, CCH national strategic alliances manager. “ Through this significant partnership, CCH and The Pinnacle Group have an enormous potential to offer end-to-end solutions that will ensure their users are sales tax compliant ”

For More Information

For more information about CCH’s sales and use tax solutions, call 1-800-630-2218 or visit

About Pinnacle Group

Formed in 1996, The Pinnacle Group of Indiana provides technology solutions for local businesses through Business Software, Dell or HP hardware, IT Services as well as Custom Software Development applications. From network hardware, through accounting / distribution software, bar coding, job costing, point of sale, website and back-office, The Pinnacle Group excels in delivering and supporting the latest technologies. The Pinnacle Group of Indiana is in South Bend, Ind. For more information please 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™, CertiTAX™, ZIPSales® Returns, 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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