CCH Offers Audio Seminar on Sweeping Tax Changes in Economic Stabilization Act

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., October 7, 2008) – CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business and a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services is presenting a two-hour audio seminar entitled Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008: What Tax Professionals Need to Know on Friday, October 17, 2008 at 1 p.m. Eastern; noon Central; 10 a.m. Pacific (

The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, signed into law on October 3, makes more than 290 changes to the tax code.  In all, this legislation includes more than $150 billion in tax breaks for individuals and businesses. With most of the tax relief available immediately in 2008 and 2009, year-end tax planning takes on added urgency this year to maximize taxpayer use of these new tax breaks.

CCH Principal Federal Tax Analyst, Mark Luscombe, JD, LLM, CPA and Senior Federal Tax Analyst John W. Roth, JD, LLM will examine the many important changes in this historic legislation and will explain how the new provisions affect the individual and business clients of tax professionals, and the professionals themselves.

Program Agenda

Among the many retroactive, immediately effective and prospective changes brought about by the Act, Luscombe and Roth will examine:

  • The 2008 AMT Patch;
  • Extended Mortgage Foreclosure Tax Relief;
  • Individual Taxpayer Incentives;
  • Disaster Area Tax Relief;
  • New Energy Tax Incentives;
  • Revised Preparer Penalty Standard;
  • Business Tax Incentives;
  • The Enhanced Child Tax Credit;
  • Broker Basis Reporting, and more.

In addition, the presentation time will include ample opportunity for participants to ask their most pressing questions to the speakers.

About the Speakers

Mark Luscombe, a CPA and attorney, is the principal federal tax analyst for CCH and a key member of the company’s Tax Legislation team tracking and analyzing legislation before Congress.  Luscombe is the current developments chair of the Partnership Committee, American Bar Association Tax Section, and regularly speaks on a wide range of tax topics.  In addition, Luscombe co-authors a biweekly tax strategies column for 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, an attorney, is a CCH senior tax analyst specializing in the day-to-day application of tax law across a wide range of tax topics. He provides practical insight and guidance into how tax laws apply to individuals, corporations and special entities . Roth is a contributing author to CCH’s U.S. Master Tax Guide, Federal Tax Guide, Federal Tax Compliance Manual and 1040 Express Answers. He acts as the compilation editor for CCH’s Internal Revenue Positions Reporter. Roth is a presenter in the CCH Audio Seminar series on tax legislation and regularly presents tax updates to professional accounting organizations. He joined CCH from a national tax service where he was responsible for its premier tax preparation services and trained other employees 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 and get up to speed and in-the-know on these important 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 Bonus

Along with detailed handout materials, each site registering for this audio seminar will receive a free copy of CCH’s Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 - Law, Explanation and Analysis, as a special bonus.

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. For more information, go to

For professionals who cannot attend the live program, a CD audio recording with handout materials in PDF format will be available one week after the live audio seminar. Purchase includes a copy of seminar bonus publication with the CD. (CPE credit is not available for the CD version of the presentation.) Price of the CD is $249; combined price for the live seminar site license and the CD is $349.

About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business ( is a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit 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, CorpSystem®, 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 globally for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2007) of €3.4 billion ($4.8 billion), maintains operations in over 33 countries across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific and employs approximately 19,500 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more information, visit

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EDITORS’ NOTE: For additional CCH resources on the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, visit