Wolters Kluwer recognised for its complimentary COVID-19 Resource Hub for Australian Legal, Accounting & Tax Professionals

Wolters Kluwer recognised for its complimentary COVID-19 Resource Hub for Australian Legal, Accounting & Tax Professionals

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting Asia Pacific, a leading provider of expert solutions for legal,  tax, accounting, and finance professionals who make critical decisions every day, was recognised with a Silver Stevie® Award for its free COVID-19 Resource Hub in the eighth edition of the Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards. The COVID-19 Resource Hub harnesses the power of the CCH iKnowCCH Pinpoint® and CCH Political Alert solutions to help keep practitioners up to date in real-time so they can better understand unprecedented levels of Government announcements and policy changes that occurred in rapid response to economic and healthcare challenges.

“We are honored that our Complimentary Premium COVID-19 Resource initiative was recognized this year by the Asia Pacific Stevie® Awards,” said Izzy Silva, Managing Director, Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, Asia Pacific. “We viewed this initiative as a valuable corporate response for our customer base and offering it for free was one way we were able to support our customers throughout the pandemic. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, business owners and professionals have had an unprecedented volume of information being shared with them daily, including more tax legislation in a few months than over the past few years. Our research platforms, CCH iKnow and CCH Pinpoint, were able to compile this information, overlay our industry expertise, and interpret what these changes mean to give legal, accounting, and tax professionals clear answers – quickly and effectively.”

The COVID-19 Resource Hub initiative was awarded a Silver Stevie® Award in the Most Valuable Corporate Response category. The Complimentary COVID-19 Resource Hub proved to be overwhelmingly popular with Wolters Kluwer customers. During a webinar hosted by CCH Learning, Wolters Kluwer experts shared insights on the Australian Federal Government COVID-19 Stimulus Package. There were over 4,000 registrations and 99% engagement during the webinar.

The amount of information delivered in the Australian Federal Government’s Treasury Laws Amendment Act 2020 was unprecedented. The Act was released to support the COVID-19 economic recovery for individuals and business. These included reforms for Personal Income Tax, temporary loss carries back for business, increasing the small business entity turnover threshold for certain concessions, enhancing the R&D Tax Incentive, and a temporary full expensing of depreciating assets.

CCH iKnow helps accounting professionals navigate complex tax topics quickly. Its balanced commentary and up-to-date data and insights are prepared by the same team that powers the highly renowned Australian Master Tax Guide. CCH iKnow provides relevant, in-depth accounting research and tools, all written by accounting professionals for accounting professionals. The CCH iKnow platform houses the latest legislation, rulings, cases, and judgement source material, and these are overlaid with topic guides, including news and commentary.

CCH Pinpoint® is a legal research platform to combine expert relevant content, analysis, and practice tools with 360- degree research functionality. It ensures legal practitioners quickly gain insights into today’s challenging legal matters. CCH Pinpoint® curates expert insights and re-assembles them in a new easy-to-use search format for legal practitioners.

CCH Political Alert is a subscription service reporting on federal political, government, and legislative news. It ranges from daily alerts in one easy to read newsletter to a weekly summary to a fortnightly report with in-depth coverage on the latest major federal political, government, and regulatory developments.

The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the only business awards program to recognise innovation in the workplace in all 29 nations of the Asia-Pacific region.  The Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world’s premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in programs such as The International Business Awards® for 19 years.

Overall, Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting Asia Pacific was recognized for its innovation with seven Gold and Silver Stevie Awards, achieving Gold Awards for its CCH Integrator, CCH iKnow, and CCH iQ Client Match solutions, and Silver Awards for its corporate response to COVID-19, and for its CCH Pinpoint and CCH iQ Client Match solutions.

“The eighth edition of the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards attracted many remarkable nominations,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher.  “The organisations that won this year have demonstrated that they have continued to innovate and succeed despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and we applaud them for their perseverance and creativity.  We look forward to celebrating many of this year’s winners during our virtual awards ceremony on 14 July.”