2009 CCH Tax Guide for Journalists Now Available

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., February 16, 2009) – CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business and a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services, has released the 16th edition of its free booklet, CCH Tax Guide for Journalists (CCHGroup.com). Developed specifically for print and electronic news reporters, photographers, freelance writers and others who write for a living, CCH Tax Guide for Journalists is a plain-language booklet that provides quick, easy-to-find information for completing 2008 tax returns, as well as valuable, up-to-date guidance for the 2009 tax year.

The 2009 edition of the Guide has been updated to include the many changes in the tax laws and regulations from 2008, including those that specifically affect journalists and home office-based professionals who write for a living. Other topics covered in the CCH Tax Guide for Journalists include: business expenses; foreign correspondents living abroad; income from prizes; awards and copyrights; libel insurance; online service fees; strike pay and union dues; and home office deductions.

Authored by CCH’s Mark Luscombe, JD, LLM, CPA and principal federal tax analyst, CCH Tax Guide for Journalists also includes a glossary of tax terms and helpful information for tax planning, understanding IRS audits and choosing a tax preparer.

In addition, the booklet outlines complimentary services CCH provides for working journalists, such as access to research assistance, knowledgeable topic experts, reference materials and fact checking.

For a free print copy of CCH Tax Guide for Journalists, contact Leslie Bonacum at CCH through e-mail: mediahelp@cch.com or phone 847-267-7153. Reporters may also request a copy through the CCH Press Center located at www.cch.com.

For journalists covering tax and personal finance issues, CCH also has released its 2009 Whole Ball of Tax. For the most updated information in the kit, please visit www.cch.com/wbot2009.