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New, From CCH: Worldwide Tax Rates and Answers: Europe Provides Real-time Rates, Quick Answers

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., June 28, 2007) – Now, multinational companies and their tax advisors have the only resource available for real-time tax rates and quick answers to compliance issues for 28 countries in Europe from CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business and a leading provider of tax, audit and accounting information, software and services ( Worldwide Tax Rates and Answers: Europe is a unique tax compliance and research product for companies doing business in Europe that provides real-time national and local tax rates, an archive of tax rates going back three years and legislative tracking that brings you prospective rates as well as current tax forms and instructions in English and up-to-date answers to the most frequently encountered tax questions for all of the 27 European Union countries and Switzerland.

“Multinational companies are under increased pressure to have up-to-date and historical cross-border information as well as legislative tracking to keep them informed of rates and tax law changes that will take effect in the future, especially for complying with the rigorous requirements of SOX, FAS 109 and FIN 48,” said Mark Friedlich, CCH manager of international tax development. “With real-time updating of rates and a rolling three-year archive of historical rates, country-by-country legislative tracking as well as thousands of answers to common tax questions, Worldwide Tax Rates and Answers: Europe truly meets their needs.”

Smart Charts TM for Quick Answers

Worldwide Tax Rates and Answers: Europe uses Smart Chart™ technology that allows users to quickly access rates and get answers to key tax questions in each of the 28 countries, presented in chart format for easy comparisons across jurisdictions. It provides real-time national and local tax rates, current tax forms and instructions in English, plus specific answers to key country tax compliance issues updated every month. It is prepared and maintained by tax experts located in each of the 28 countries.

Currently there are over 196 common questions and answers for all 28 countries, arranged under ten broad topics:

Tax Rates

Business Formation

Corporate Income Tax

Capital Gains

Transfer Pricing


Withholding Tax

Other Taxes


Tax Forms and Instructions.

In addition, there are additional country specific questions and answers to meet the specific needs of various countries. In total, there are nearly 6,000 key questions and answers to speed research. Answers include citations to the official authority. Another unique feature of this product is that users have the ability to communicate directly with local tax professionals via e-mail or phone to directly answer their questions about the content.

Tax experts on the ground in each country quickly update the contents for each of the 28 countries every month and provide an easy-to-find last-revision date.

Availability and Pricing

For more information or to subscribe to Worldwide Tax Rates and Answers: Europe call 888-CCH-REPS (888-224-7377) or visit . A one-year single-user subscription is $3,500.

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 global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer has 2006 annual revenues of €3.7 billion, employs approximately 19,900 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, visit

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