UltraTax CS PPC's 1040 Deskbook Offer Integration

DEXTER, MI — Creative Solutions (CSI) and PPC have announced that new integration capabilities between CSI’s UltraTax CS and PPC’s 1040 Deskbook will be available for the 2005 tax year. With this integration, 1040 Deskbook’s “Key Issues” can be accessed directly from the UltraTax CS input screens to support efficient preparation of 1040 returns. UltraTax CS is Creative Solutions’ professional tax preparation system; 1040 Deskbook includes expert analysis, practical examples with filled in forms, and practice aids.

“We are pleased to offer UltraTax CS users seamless integration with PPC’s 1040 Deskbook,” said Jack LaRue, vice president of marketing at Creative Solutions. “PPC’s 1040 Deskbook offers the most complete and comprehensive guidance available, enabling UltraTax CS users to complete their 1040 returns with pinpoint accuracy.”

The “Key Issues” format for preparing Form 1040 includes those that are commonly encountered, yet difficult or misunderstood; of increased importance because of significant recent changes in the tax laws; time-consuming because IRS forms and instructions fail to give clear guidance; traps for the unwary; and are distinguished by the need for tax return elections or disclosures to receive favorable tax treatment.

“PPC’s Deskbooks have earned a reputation for being thorough, reliable and very easy to use,” said Rich Alfano, general manager of PPC. “Integrating the 1040 Deskbook into UltraTax CS makes it easier than ever for practitioners to ensure absolute accuracy on even their most complicated returns.”

Jon Baron, executive vice president, Professional Accounting Markets, Thomson Tax & Accounting, and president and CEO of Creative Solutions stated, “This is just the latest example of our ongoing efforts to integrate Thomson’s software, guidance and research products. By integrating CS Professional Suite, the most comprehensive software suite serving the profession, with PPC’s most authoritative guidance and RIA’s accurate and up-to-date research, Thomson customers can experience unprecedented levels of productivity and precision.”

Both companies are subsidiary businesses of The Thomson Corporation.