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CCH to Hold Audio Conference on Streamlined Sales Tax

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., April 27, 2006) – Based on continuing interest in the Streamlined Sales Tax (SST), the topic will again be the focus of a live, 100-minute audio conference presented by CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business and a leading provider of tax information, software and services (CCHGroup.com). The conference will be held on Friday, May 5, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern; 1:00 p.m. Central. Two experts in the field, John C. Healy of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Bruce Nelson of the Denver law firm Silverstein & Pomerantz LLP , will bring attendees up to date on emerging developments and questions about this initiative, which is already changing the fundamental way tax compliance for interstate transactions is handled.

“The SST continues to perplex practitioners as they chart courses for their companies and clients,” said Richard Jarvis, CCH managing editor. “Are states softening in their commitment to the Streamlined Sales Tax? Should companies take advantage of amnesty programs? What are the possible consequences of registering with the SST, including the state income tax implications? How should companies set up a compliance program? To provide the latest insights, we’re once again addressing this vital topic in an audio seminar.”

In the seminar, Healy and Nelson will discuss the basic issues behind the SST and how it affects concepts such as nexus; outline the complexities that have become part of the SST and that will affect ongoing compliance; point out unanswered questions that remain despite the ongoing work of state officials; discuss the impact the SST will have on a wide range of businesses; and look toward the future with an eye toward what to expect next. In addition, they will address participants’ concerns in a live question-and-answer session.

About the Speakers

John C. Healy teaches in the School of Business Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he is on the faculty of the Deloitte & Touche Center for Multistate Taxation, a focal point for research and education on state and local tax issues. Healy is the co-editor of the Multistate Corporate Tax Guide and the Sales and Use Tax Answer Book. He is past chair of the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Wisconsin Taxation Committee and past co-chair of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue Sampling Study Committee, which analyzed the use of sampling in sales and use tax audits. Healy has served as a member of the Wisconsin Legislative Counsel Special Committee on Property Tax Exemptions. He is a member of the AICPA and the WICPA, and is a past recipient of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation’s Literary Award. Healy was awarded an M.S. in Taxation from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is a CPA.

Bruce Nelson is an attorney and CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, where he served on their State Tax Committee for four years. Until recently, he was the director of Tax Policy for the Colorado Department of Revenue. Nelson is now with Silverstein & Pomerantz LLP in Denver. He was formerly a senior tax manager with the Denver office of Ernst & Young LLP. Nelson has published more than 20 publications in a variety of journals, including the Journal of Accountancy, Tax Executive, the Journal of Multistate Taxation, Colorado Lawyer, State Tax Notes and the Journal of State Taxation. He is a frequent speaker and has taught tax seminars for the Colorado Society of CPAs, the National Business Institute and the University of Denver. He is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Regis University where he teaches accounting and taxation.

How the Audio Seminars Work

CCH’s live audio conferences simply require a telephone connection. For the $299 per site fee, an unlimited number of listeners at a site can participate and get up to speed on these hot new topics.

Special Bonus, CPE Credit

Along with detailed handout materials, each site that registers for this audio seminar will receive a free issue of CCH’s Sales & Use Tax Alert newsletter and a free copy of CCH’s 2005 U.S. Master Sales and Use Tax Guide as a special bonus.

Two hours of CPE credit are also available for an additional $25 for each person wishing to receive a CPE certificate for participation in the conference.

How to Register

To register online using a credit card go to: https://www.krm.com/cch. To register by phone, call Customer Service at 1-800-775-7654. Please have your credit card information ready. For more information, go to: tax.cchgroup.com/audioconferences.

About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business (CCHGroup.com) is a leading provider of tax, audit and accounting 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, 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 multinational publisher and information services company. The Company’s core markets are health, corporate services, financial services, tax, accounting, legal, regulation, and education. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2005) of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 18,400 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its depositary receipts of shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. For more information, see www.wolterskluwer.com.

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