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IRS Continues Partnership with CCH to Deliver Comprehensive Tax Research Solutions for IRS Researchers

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., February 5, 2009) – CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business and a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services, will continue to play a key role in providing comprehensive, electronic research tax materials to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the company announced today ( Under recently awarded contracts, a wide range of CCH tax materials will be available on IRS desktops and laptops through the Internet and on CD-ROM.  The selection of CCH satisfies the IRS’ requirements of providing standardized, consistent, electronic research services to meet the agency’s electronic research needs with a suite of robust, authoritative, trusted and innovative services and solutions.

“CCH has supplied the IRS with tax law information for many decades, including electronic research information for over 15 years, and we’re thrilled that this relationship will continue,” said CCH President Mike Sabbatis.  “At the same time, tax practitioners who rely on CCH products are pleased to know that they are reading off the same page as IRS staff.”

In addition to the CD-ROM product, CCH’s content was selected as a source of tax information as part of other contracts awarded by the IRS.

“Our experience as a leading tax provider, combined with our long-standing relationship with the IRS, provides us with a unique awareness and ability to serve the complex and diverse needs of the IRS,” said Sabbatis.

CCH Content

Under the contracts, 16,000 IRS Field Agents will have access to CCH analytical and source-document material through a customized CD-ROM library provided by CCH for use on their laptop computers, including the country’s most popular professional tax reference, the CCH U.S. Master Tax Guide®.

In addition, CCH will partner with LexisNexis to provide comprehensive federal, state, and international content to over 25,000 IRS researchers, including the CCH Standard Federal Tax Reporter®, Tax Research Consultant™, CCH Estate and Gift Tax Reporter and CCH U.S. Master Tax Guide. Also provided will be CCH materials on new tax legislation, exempt organizations, tax treaties, pension, payroll, S corporations, state tax, partnership tax, employee benefits, unemployment insurance and a wide range of CCH journals and newsletters.

Tax Law Leadership

CCH’s role in providing research services for the IRS reinforces its long-standing position as a leading provider of tax law information.

CCH has been in the forefront providing timely tax law information to professionals, integrating accurate, authoritative and comprehensive content with state-of-the-art technology:

  • CCH introduced the loose-leaf tax reporting system in 1913.
  • In 1993, CCH was the first tax publisher to offer research products for the Windows® platform.
  • In 1996, CCH was the first tax publisher to offer products on the Internet.
  • In 2004, CCH celebrated its 90 th anniversary. The company’s roots go back to the adoption of the modern federal tax law, and the publication of the first federal tax loose-leaf reporting service.
  • In 2008, 21 CCH products appeared on Accounting Today’s “Top 100” list, and CCH solutions were honored with the prestigious 2008 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Award and The CPA Technology Advisor’s Technology Innovation Award.

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 since 1913. Among its market-leading products are The ProSystem fx® Office, CCH® TeamMate, 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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