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CCH Offers Accounting Firms Hosted Tax
Resource For Their Web Sites
CCH Online Tax Guide 2001 Delivers Easy, Economical Way for
Firms to Add Value, Answer Client Questions
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., February 1, 2001) Accountants looking for ways to
deliver more value to their customers, while also reducing time spent on general
inquiries, have a new online resource from CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of
tax law information and software. Tax Guide 2001, hosted by CCH, provides a source
of clear and simple explanations of the tax issues consumers often encounter, along with
dozens of examples, tools and other resources.
A prototype of the Tax Guide 2001 is available at
http://cpataxguide.cch.com/welcome.asp. Tax Guide 2001 is priced at $495.
"Tax Guide 2001 enables accounting firms to offer a valuable resource to
their clients, accessible whenever the clients have questions," said Drew Snider,
publisher for CCH Small Office Home Office unit. "At the same time, it can help a
firms profitability by reducing the amount of time spent responding to clients
basic tax questions."
A-Z Content on Taxes
Developed by CCHs team of tax professionals, the online Tax Guide 2001
provides more than 500 pages of fully searchable, easy to understand tax information,
starting with the basics of tax planning and record-keeping, through the details of
personal tax issues, such as employment income, investments and retirement. Taxes for
small businesses are also covered. Additionally, a tax calendar, glossary of terms and tax
news are included. Also provided are downloadable tax tools to help clients better
organize their tax information.
"One of the most difficult issues for consumers is finding current, reliable
information, which is why they often call their accountants even for basic tax
issues," said Snider. "Accounting professionals, in turn, have looked to CCH for
more than 80 years for tax explanation and analysis. By leveraging our knowledge and
making it available to firms in a way that they can easily get to their clients, both
accounting professionals and their clients can be assured of accuracy and
Fully Hosted, Easy to Implement
Hosted on secured CCH servers, the Tax Guide 2001 is customized for each firm,
allowing a firm to increase its presence and brand value among clients. The firms
name and logo appear at the top of each page and links on every page make it easy for
clients to return to the firms Web site or send emails to their accountant at a
click of the button.
The address bar also shows the firms URL, making CCH transparent to the clients,
while reinforcing to clients that their accounting professional is providing valuable,
Implementing the Tax Guide 2001 into a firms site also is fast and simple.
CCH creates the personalized version of the site, including adding the firms name
and logo on each page, establishing the link to the firms home page and adding the
e-mail address for clients to communicate with their accountant.
According to the CCH Accountants on the Internet 2000 study, released by CCH
last summer, most large accounting firms already have web sites and about one-half of
smaller firms have or plan to create sites this year.
"A tremendous challenge for accounting firms is how to economically leverage their
sites to add value and maintain their sites so they remain valuable," said Snider.
"Tax Guide provides an effective, affordable addition to a firms site,
allowing the firm to enhance their professional image by providing relevant, accurate
information to clients. Additionally, because CCH handles all aspects of maintaining and
updating Tax Guide 2001, the accounting firm can focus its effort on more complex
and profitable tax issues."
For More Information
For more information or a demonstration of Tax Guide 2001, visit
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 annually
produces more than 700 electronic and print products for the tax, legal, securities,
financial services, human resources, health care and small business markets. CCH is a
wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer North America. The CCH web site can be accessed
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