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COMPLETETAX Will Offer
Consumers Internet Tax Preparation, E-filing Of Both Federal, State Returns For Only $7.50 Total In 2001
CCH Will Add Refund Anticipation Loans, Expand Features to Low-Cost
Internet Tax Preparation ASP
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., September 7, 2000) CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a
leading provider of tax law information and software, said today that it is gearing up its
low-cost CompleteTax online tax preparation application and e-filing service for
2001 with new features and functionality, including refund anticipation loans for those
who want quick refunds. In addition, CompleteTax (www.completetax.com) will maintain its
low price, allowing individuals and small business users to complete and e-file both their
federal and state income tax returns for a total cost of $7.50.
"The response by individual consumers and small businesses to the debut of CompleteTax
this tax year was very encouraging," said Martin Bush, publisher, CCH Business
Owners Toolkit. "They were drawn to the idea that CompleteTax is not
only very easy to use, but also provides access to a library of tax information for
immediate answers to questions they may have while completing their forms. In addition,
they have the benefit of CCHs 87-year reputation as a trusted provider of accurate
and authoritative tax information and software for tax professionals."
CompleteTax was launched by CCH for the 2000 tax season. The application was
jointly developed by the companys Business Owners Toolkit (www.toolkit.cch.com) unit, which
provides tax and other business information for small business owners, and CCH Tax
Compliance, which offers the market-leading professional tax preparation software, ProSystem
New for 2001 will be the ability for consumers to complete their entire return online
without having to download any software to their own computers. The easy to use CompleteTax
Organizer allows individual and sole proprietor filers to organize quickly and
accurately all of the tax information for their returns. Since the organizer customizes
itself based on responses to simple interview questions, filers need only enter
information that is relevant for their specific tax return. Customers may choose to
complete the information in one session and immediately submit to CCH for processing, or
save their information and complete the returns at a later date.
Each filers tax return information is password-protected on secured servers.
Transmission of tax return information is encrypted using Secured Socket Layer protocol, a
widely recognized Internet security standard.
Also new for 2001, CompleteTax users who expect to receive a federal income
refund may apply online for a refund anticipation loan. They will receive online approval
and receive the dollars within a few days of their electronic return being accepted by the
CompleteTax will maintain its low 2000 prices. The total cost for
calculating, preparing and e-filing/printing both the federal and the state (if
allowable by the state) returns will remain at a low $7.50.
Other Reliable Features
Among the features of CompleteTax designed specifically for the individual and
small business filers:
- Comprehensive Tax Help Resources Leveraging CCHs 87 years of experience
in explaining tax rules and regulations, CompleteTax provides filers with an easy
to understand, fully searchable online tax reference library.
- Specialized Small Business Help Small business owners will especially benefit
by using CompleteTax in conjunction with CCHs Business Owners
Toolkit Tax Guide 2001 print reference (available online at www.toolkit.cch.com
and through major booksellers later this year). Buyers of the book also will be able to
file both a federal and a state return through CompleteTax at no charge.
- Electronic and Print Filing Options Once a taxpayer is ready to file, CompleteTax
uses sophisticated software to calculate and produce the final tax returns. After approval
by the taxpayer, CompleteTax will electronically file the return with the IRS and
the appropriate state (if allowed by the state). Taxpayers who prefer to file a paper copy
of their returns can print them from CompleteTax.
For More Information
For more information about CompleteTax or to request notification when the
new web-enabled version is available in early 2001, visit www.completetax.com.
About CCH INCORPORATED
CCH INCORPORATED, headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., was founded in 1913 and has
served four generations of business professionals and their clients. The company produces
more than 700 electronic and print products for the tax, legal, securities, human
resources, health care and small business markets. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Wolters Kluwer U.S. The CCH web site can be accessed at www.cch.com.
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