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New Resource from CCH Spotlights Low-tax Jurisdictions

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., September 15, 2009) – Now there’s an easy way for tax professionals to keep completely up-to-date on taxes in 20 jurisdictions that offer attractive tax treatment. CCH Worldwide Tax Rates and Answers: Low-Tax Jurisdictions is a unique online tax compliance and research product that provides real-time national and local tax rates, as well as tax forms and instructions fully translated into English and with answers to the most frequently encountered tax questions in each country. Another unique feature of the product is real-time legislative tracking that provides instant access to future tax rates. CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business is a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services (

Worldwide Tax Rates and Answers: Low-Tax Jurisdictions presents vital, easy-to-access tax information for 20 jurisdictions: Andorra; Aruba; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; British Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands; Cook Islands; Gibraltar; Guernsey; Isle of Man; Jersey; Labuan; Lichtenstein; Mauritius; Monaco; Netherlands Antilles; Turks & Caicos Islands; and Vanuatu.

“There is increased government and regulatory oversight of multinational corporations and high-wealth individuals, especially if they do business in jurisdictions that offer favorable tax treatment,” said Mark Friedlich, CCH Editorial Director for International Tax, Accounting and Auditing and Estate Planning. “In this atmosphere, it’s vital that professionals have accurate, up-to-date information and the ability to compare tax regimes to identify those that are truly most favorable for their companies and clients,” Friedlich added.

Smart Charts™ for Quick Answers

Worldwide Tax Rates and Answers: Low-Tax Jurisdictions uses Smart Chart™ technology that allows users to quickly access rates and get answers to key tax questions in each of the countries, presented in chart format for easy comparisons across jurisdictions. It provides real-time national and local tax rates, current tax forms and instructions fully translated into 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 countries.

Currently there are approximately 200 common questions and answers for all countries, arranged under 10 broad topics:

  • Tax Rates;
  • Corporate Income Tax;
  • Transfer Pricing;
  • Withholding Tax;
  • VAT;
  • Business Formation;
  • Capital Gains;
  • Currency;
  • Other Taxes; and
  • Tax Forms and Instructions.

In addition, there are country-specific questions and answers. Answers include citations to the official authority and users have the ability to communicate directly with a local tax professional via e-mail with questions about the content.

Tax experts on the ground in each country quickly update the contents for each of the 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: Low-Tax Jurisdictions call 1-888-CCH-REPS (1-888-224-7377) or visit A one-year single-user subscription is $3,199.

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® Suite, CCH® TeamMate, CorpSystem®, CCH® IntelliConnect™, 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 had 2008 annual revenues of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 35 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Visit for information about our market positions, customers, brands, and organization.

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