CCH has expanded its lineup of global tax products with Worldwide Tax Rates and Answers: Individuals, an online tax compliance and research service that covers the European Union.

The product provides national and local tax rates, as well as tax forms and instructions that have been translated into English, along with up-to-date answers to the most frequently encountered tax questions in each E.U. country. They include: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Users can subscribe to as many or as few countries as they wish.

The product uses Smart Chart technology, allowing users to access rates, get answers to tax questions in each country in chart format, and compare rates across jurisdictions. The service is updated every month, and is prepared and maintained by tax experts located in each of the countries.

Topics include: tax rates; currency; business formation; withholding tax; individual income tax; other taxes; capital gains; VAT; and tax forms and instructions. Currently there are approximately 200 common questions and answers for all 28 countries. Answers include citations to the official authority. Users also have the ability to communicate directly with a local tax professional via e-mail or phone if they have questions about the content.

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