CCH Small Firm Services Launches SFS University™ with Online Training for Tax and Accounting Pros
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Posted by: Boomer Consulting, Inc.
CCH Small Firm Services (SFS) has launched SFS University, a new online service featuring self-directed training and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for all tax and accounting professionals.
This web-based training service comes as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced new requirements for tax professionals to complete at least 15 hours of CPE and pass competency tests before they will be permitted to prepare and sign tax returns. The new government rules go into effect starting next year.
SFS University provides easy-to-use training that allows users to design their own curriculum and work at their own schedule as they complete each teaching module. Lessons feature interesting and engaging multimedia presentations that improve retention and make learning more stimulating.
"We are pleased to offer this new service to all tax professionals,” said Jamie Jackson, Director of Training at SFS, which publishes the popular ATX and TaxWise software used by 45,000 professional firms and more than 10,000 IRS-funded volunteer tax assistance sites. "This technology has been widely used by our TaxWise and ATX customers and provides a versatile, easy-to-use solution for professionals to complete their training and CPE requirements.”
SFS University can be found at http://training.cchsfs.com and currently offers continuing education training in tax preparation, ethics, as well as the qualifying education course required for all California tax professionals by CTEC, the California Tax and Education Council.
SFS is registered under its umbrella name, Universal Tax Systems, Inc., as a sponsor of continuing professional education with the IRS, CTEC and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).
About CCH Small Firm Services
CCH Small Firm Services (SFS), a Wolters Kluwer business, is a provider of tax and accounting software solutions, research products and training to 45,000 small professional firms throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. SFS offers both the ATX™ and TaxWise® product lines. SFS also provides tax software to the Internal Revenue Service for use at volunteer tax assistance sites. SFS, formed in 2006 following the acquisitions of TaxWise and ATX by Wolters Kluwer, is part of Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting. For more information, visit www.cchsfs.com.
About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer had 2008 annual revenues of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 35 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Visit www.wolterskluwer.com for information about our market positions, customers, brands, and organization.
Universal Tax Systems, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors and the Quality Assurance Service programs. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasba.org.
About CTECUniversal Tax Systems, Inc. has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer courses towards the 60-hour "qualifying education” requirement and the annual "continuing education” requirement imposed by the State of California. See our online listing of courses for specific information regarding each course. A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA, 95812-2890, toll-free by phone at (877) 850-2832, or on the Internet at www.ctec.org.