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October 15, 2014

Internal Revenue Service Selects Thomson Reuters for Agency-Wide Legal, Tax Research Solutions

Thomson Reuters will provide tools, content and integrated solutions for enterprise research needs

Eagan, Minn. – Thomson Reuters today announced that it has been awarded a new multi-year contract from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide research resources for the agency. As the primary enterprise-wide provider of online legal and tax research for the IRS, Thomson Reuters will provide an array of leading solutions and content from its Legal and Tax & Accounting businesses.  As many as 20,000 IRS professionals across the agency’s multiple divisions will have access to WestlawNext™ and WestlawNext Tax augmented by integrated content from Thomson Reuters Checkpoint.

“Thomson Reuters is pleased to provide the IRS with a multitude of resources and expertise enabling the agency to streamline its research by combining the leading legal research system with the most comprehensive tax-specific content in the market,” said Susan Taylor Martin, president of the global Legal business of Thomson Reuters. “We worked across multiple areas of the corporation, and extensively with our Tax & Accounting business, to supply integrated content, expertise, analytical resources and customer service to meet their principal research needs across the entire agency.”

WestlawNext is the leading next-generation legal research system. WestlawNext Tax is a WestlawNext platform designed specifically for tax research. WestlawNext and WestlawNext Tax provide intuitive search tools and KeyCite citation checking, as well as extensive content, including deep, historical IRS code data.

Thomson Reuters Checkpoint is the leading global brand of knowledge solutions for tax and accounting professionals. Checkpoint provides in-depth explanations and annotations tightly integrated with the full text of tax statutes, regulations, cases, rulings, and other official material. Checkpoint content provided to the IRS will include: Federal Tax Coordinator 2d, U.S. Tax Reporter Library, PPC Tax Compliance Deskbooks and Planning Guides, and WG&L Treatises and Journals.

The integrated solutions and content will support agency personnel in researching tax laws around enforcement actions; identifying relevant statutes, codes, treatises, and other documents for policy advisory purposes; and searching cases to develop briefs to support the agency in legal actions. It will assist taxpayer resolution representatives, customer service representatives, revenue agents, international agents, attorneys and other personnel in conducting a full analysis of a tax return, whether part of the audit process, collection process, or assistance process.

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