New River Innovation Announces New Features of Beyond415

Mobile application and practitioner community among major new enhancements

Greensboro, NC – July 6, 2011 – New River Innovation announced today the current release of its post-filing application Beyond415. Enhancements such as a practitioner community, mobile app, and monitoring feature will significantly improve productivity for firms. Beyond415 is the tax practitioner’s solution for dealing with IRS issues and notices, helping them manage clients all year long.

“We listened to practitioner feedback as we planned the new features for the summer release,” said Jim Buttonow, CPA, IRS practice and procedure expert, and cofounder of New River Innovation. “Practitioners want to provide better year-round service to their clients, so this is where we focused our efforts with thisrelease of Beyond415.”

Core enhancements for this release include:

  • Practitioner Community: An online community designed to offer practitioners a forum to share information with other professionals, discuss post-filing topics, and provide feedback related to the application.
  • Beyond415 Mobile: A mobile application that allows subscribers to look up notices, receive client activity alerts, and quickly respond to clients’ post-filing needs. Practitioners can stay updated and act quickly while on the go.
  • Monitoring: A feature that alerts practitioners when their enrolled clients receive an IRS notice. Practitioners can view a copy of the notice and determine next steps.
  • IRS Account Research for Businesses: A feature that allows practitioners to gather the information they need in one phone call to the IRS. The system generates interview guides customized by issue, allowing practitioners to make the right decision about what to do next.

“Practitioners want to work more efficiently and effectively with the IRS. They also want to save time by better leveraging staff to serve clients,” Buttonow stated. “The system’s new features help practitioners stay on top of what’s happening with clients after they file. It also enables practitioners to respond quickly if something comes up.”

Beyond415 is offered through select tax and accounting software partners. Find out more at www.beyond415.com.

About Beyond415

Beyond415 automates post-filing practice and procedure and was developed specifically for tax and accounting professionals. The system helps firms increase efficiency, save time, and better serve clients by providing expert guidance for analyzing a client’s situation, options for client IRS account research, and tools for solution evaluation and comparison. Practitioners can select and customize their response to an IRS issue. Beyond415 pre-populates the necessary documents, including IRS forms, customized cover letters, worksheets, cover sheets, and document request forms—all in the IRS’ accepted format. In its first year of release, Beyond415 was honored with a Technology Innovation Award from CPA Practice Advisor.

About New River Innovation

New River Innovation, based in Greensboro, NC, provides tax and accounting professionals with innovative IRS-support technology. The company’s flagship product, Beyond415, features workflow technology for post-filing IRS issues and notices. For more information about the company, visit www.newriverinnovation.com.

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