CCH to Offer Comprehensive CPE Training Courses to H&R Block Professionals, Franchisees Nationwide

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., August 9, 2007) – H&R Block tax professionals and franchisees nationwide now have easy access to a wide range of leading professional tax training courses through the CCH Learning Center ( under a new agreement announced today by CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business and H&R Block. The partnership provides tens of thousands of H&R Block tax professionals with access to authoritative, timely and comprehensive courses through which they can stay current with changes in the law, dig deep into hot topics and enhance their tax knowledge while earning CPE credit.

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business is a leading provider of tax, audit and accounting information, software and services ( H&R Block is the largest consumer tax services company in the U.S.

CCH has created a customized web site integrated with H&R Block’s internal learning management system that provides instant, 24-hour access to more than 120 online CCH Learning Center courses selected from its comprehensive tax, accounting and financial and estate planning CPE libraries.

“CCH serves as a strategic partner to our customers, and we’re pleased to be able to support H&R Block with this customized solution that provides ongoing quality tax training and professional development resources for their tax professionals,” said Mike Sabbatis, CCH President. “We welcome the H&R Block tax team to the CCH Learning Center and look forward to helping them ensure their tax professionals serve clients best.”

About H&R Block

H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is a leading provider of tax, financial, and accounting and business consulting services and products.  H&R Block is the world’s largest tax services provider, having prepared more than 400 million tax returns since 1955.  The company and its subsidiaries reported revenues of $4.9 billion and net income of $490 million in fiscal year 2006.  The company currently operates in three principal business segments: Tax Services (income tax preparation and advice via in-office, online and software solutions); Business Services (accounting, tax and business consulting services for midsized companies); and Consumer Financial Services (investment and financial advisory services and banking services).  Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., H&R Block markets its continuing services and products under two leading brands – H&R Block and RSM McGladrey.  For more information visit the Online Press Center at

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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