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Thomson Reuters Launches New Tax And Accounting Platform

Thomson Reuters Launches New Tax And Accounting Platform

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, 22 May 2013 Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, has today launched Checkpoint® in New Zealand, a powerful online tax and accounting information service. The new platform is uniquely positioned to combine quality and consistency by including a range of tools to improve productivity and manage risk.

Organisations in New Zealand are constantly subjected to changes in legislation, regulation and accounting and audit standards. Checkpoint has been designed and developed locally to help New Zealand tax and accounting professionals maximise productivity, mitigate risk and assist with compliance work in light of an ever-changing regulatory environment. The localised platform has been developed to provide professionals with easier and greater access to legislation, commentary and compliance requirements.

Jackie Rhodes, CEO for Thomson Reuters’ legal businesses in Australia and New Zealand, says that an ever changing regulatory environment calls for a more sophisticated understanding of current tax and accounting issues.

“Tax and accounting professionals can no longer rely on pure content to operate in a complex and rapidly changing environment, said Rhodes. “Our customers have been calling for more intuitive and sophisticated solutions to help them navigate the complexities while responding to the general ‘do more with less’ approach in today’s touch economic environment.”

“We have therefore responded to customer demands by creating a platform which will transform online research for tax and accounting professionals by including tools to assist with compliance work.”

Tools include calculators, flowcharts, best-practice procedural models and customisable forms, while intuitive search capabilities anticipate next steps to help narrow searches for faster results. The combined experience of many of Australia and New Zealand’s leading experts and highly regarded in-house writers allows Thomson Reuters to respond quickly to key tax developments, giving customers the breadth and depth to deal with the day-to-day application of tax law.

“Increased productivity and efficiency will help tax and accounting professionals dedicate more time to value-adding activities while also providing peace-of-mind as a result of better understanding of compliance rules,” said Rhodes.

The platform combines a long history of industry experience with innovative technology to deliver critical information to tax and accounting professionals.

About Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs approximately 60,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters’ shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges (symbol: TRI). For more information, go to


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