Volume 11, Number 1, January 2015


Daily Reporting Suite Mobile Apps now include Voice Technology

A text-to-speech functionality via our apps for the Daily Reporting Suite has just been released, giving you the ability to “listen” to your news while on the go. This is currently available for iOS only.

To activate the voice technology, open the apps on your iPhone or iPad. (If you don’t already have the app[s], download them for free by searching on “[NAME] Law Daily” from Apple’s App Store.) Next, touch the speaker icon located in the top right corner of the app to bring up the control panel to play, pause, etc. It’s that simple!

Apps are included with your subscription to any of the Daily Reporting Suite products and are designed to save you time and effort with these features:

  • Option to customize your home page to view the information most important to you
  • Ability to filter by top story, jurisdiction, topical area, or what’s most popular
  • Copyright permissions to forward critical information to colleagues or clients, with your commentary, using the app’s email functionality
  • Ability to save important stories to a "favorites" folder and privately notate articles to a “notes” folder

New IntelliConnect Widgets for IP and Tax practice areas

The 24 new widgets from the IP and Tax practice areas offer a simple, streamlined content integration solution.

IntelliConnect Widgets provide:

  • Easy content integration with clear step-by-step instructions for implementation in minutes
  • Authoritative, trusted content from these practice areas: Securities, Corporate, Banking, Pension, Labor & Employment, Tax, and IP
  • Quick access to the content you need directly from your firm's portal

Click here to view a full list of available widgets. If you’re an IntelliConnect subscriber, click here to access the widget builder and preview all the widgets.
Best Practice Reminder: Create a separate IntelliConnect User ID specifically for building widgets, e.g., WK-widgets@firmname.com

Coming Soon: IntelliConnect Browser Search

The IntelliConnect Browser Search is a first-of-its-kind research tool that allows IntelliConnect users to “google” CCH expertise. This feature is currently available for tax content only, but will soon be available for all IntelliConnect content.

The IntelliConnect Browser Search tool instantly sends search queries through Wolters Kluwer/CCH subscriber content and displays the IntelliConnect answers directly on the results page of popular search engines such as Google®, Bing® or Yahoo!®—simplifying user workflow and combining the ease of an internet search with leading tax content.

Wolters Kluwer/CCH is the first tax research provider to leverage the power of popular search engines to enhance the search experience. To ensure proper access, contact your Wolters Kluwer Account Representative and Tax Specialist or call 1-888-562-5551 for more information.


RBSourceFilings enhanced with EDGAR Quick Search and SEC No-Action Letters

Enhanced SEC EDGAR filings search tools include:

  • EDGAR Quick Search widget on the Home Page for quick access to EDGAR filings by company, form type, and form section
  • Two new default search filters—Exclude Forms 3,4,5 and Sort by Most Recent—make SEC Filings search results easier to access and faster to review

SEC No-Action Letters are also now available for RBsourceFilings subscribers to provide greater scope to their due diligence and precedent research.

LoislawConnect enhanced with new, improved way to search justice opinions and text

With Loislaw’s “fielded search,” users always had the ability to search Majority, Concurring, and Dissenting opinions by the opinion author’s name and text, but the search was limited to searching only one type of opinion at a time (e.g., you could search one justice’s majority opinions, but not their dissenting opinions at the same time).

Based on user feedback, we have now made the search capability more efficient. Loislaw’s new search by “Opinion Author” and “Opinion Text” feature allows for searching via a justice’s name and finding any majority, concurring and dissenting opinions all at once . . .

or you can search them “All” and get an author’s opinions in each category:

Newly updated: Immigration Law in the Workplace

Updated with coverage of the President’s Immigration Executive Action, Immigration Law in the Workplace provides guidance on employer compliance, agency guidance, forms, and expert analysis regarding the latest federal immigration laws.

Immigration Law in the Workplace also covers topics such as:

  • ICE I-9 Audits and how to prepare for them
  • Immigration applications and petitions for foreign employees, including H-1Bs, L-1s and TNs
  • How to complete the two-page Form 1-9
  • Changes in the Handbook for Employers

For more information and to order, click here or call 1-800-638-8437.

January 2015 CCH Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

The January 2015 CCH Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) reproduces the FAR, including all amendments to the regulations issued prior to January 1, 2015, along with an easy-to-use topical index. Sources of the amended text are listed in brackets along with the date of issuance and the effective date for all sections changed since the FAR’s inception on April 1, 1984. The January 2015 edition covers a broad range of topics and contains all of the changes made through December 31, 2014, including 7 Federal Acquisition Circulars, 21 Final Rules, 5 Interim Rules, and 3 Corrections. For more information and to order, click here.

January 2015 CCH Department of Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS)

The January 2015 CCH Department of Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) includes the full text of the DFARS and DFARS Procedure Guidance Information (PGI), including all interim rules, final rules and Change Notices issued prior to January 1, 2015, along with a comprehensive index. The updated edition covers a broad range of topics and contains all of the changes made through December 31, 2014, including 48 Final Rules, 4 Interim Rules, and 28 PGI Changes. For more information and to order, click here.

Kluwer International Tax Law (www.kluwertaxlaw.com)

Kluwer International Tax Law is a new online global information service for international tax professionals. This new service provides quick and easy access to the latest tax planning and compliance information. It combines selected CCH analysis, news and tools with Kluwer Law International’s major treatises such as Klaus Vogel on Double Taxation, and Tax Planning for International Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Restructuring.

Written by international tax experts, the service offers a choice of six packages, each covering a different area of tax law.

  • Tax Treaties
  • Permanent Establishments
  • Transfer Pricing
  • VAT
  • Tax Planning
  • Wealth Management
  • Kluwer Tax Law Library (includes all the above packages)

Click here for more information and to request a free trial.

New edition: Yearbook Commercial Arbitration Volume XXXIX 2014

The Yearbook is edited by the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), the world’s leading organization representing practitioners and academics in the field, with the assistance of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague.

Volume XXXIX (2014) includes:

  • Excerpts of arbitral awards made under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), the Paris Arbitration Chamber (CAP) and the Milan Chamber of National and International Arbitration (CAM)
  • Notes on new and amended arbitration rules
  • Notes on recent developments in arbitration law and practice in Austria, Bhutan, the British Virgin Islands, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dubai, Guyana, Hong Kong SAR, the Netherlands, San Marino and the United States, as well as an update on UNCITRAL

Click here for more information and to order.

New edition: Klaus Vogel on Double Taxation Conventions, 4th Edition

The 4th edition of the market leading Klaus Vogel on Double Taxation delivers the latest legislation combined with expert commentary from the new international author team led by Professors Ekkehart Reimer and Alexander Rust. The backbone of international taxation, Double Tax Conventions (DTCs) raise many interpretational questions, but the enhanced and expanded coverage of the new edition of Klaus Vogel on Double Taxation provides practical answers.
The editors worked with the late Professor Vogel and the new author team to update the title to reflect the current information needs of the international audience. The 4th edition has been extensively rewritten with new sections added, including reports on individual leading jurisdictions. Click here for more information and to order.


Training Tip for IntelliConnect

Question: What's the fastest way to get answers to my tax questions?

Answer: When you just need a fast answer so you can quickly move on to your next task, you can get just that with the Quick Answers feature for Tax on IntelliConnect. Simply enter your tax research term into the search box, and IntelliConnect will provide an answer and/or point you to resources that can deliver the information you need. Get access to more than 2,000 (and growing daily) Quick Answers to commonly searched federal, state and international tax topics—with immediate and succinct information on rules, rates and definitions as well as links to key charts and calculators within your subscription.

The Quick Answers feature also works within IntelliConnect mobile apps (IC Mobile app or CCH Mobile app), IntelliConnect Direct, and IntelliConnect Browser Search.

Quick Answers within IntelliConnect:


Quick Answers within IntelliConnect Direct:


Quick Answers within IntelliConnect Browser Search using Google:

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