CCH Sales Tax Office

A sales tax application designed by CCH.

About CCH Sales Tax Office

CCH sales tax solutions solve your sales tax needs easily and efficiently with ASP and server based solutions. Automate your sales tax calculation process with CertiTAX while using real-time address verification for tax jurisdiction determination and tax rates. CertiTAX integrates directly with Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP, SL & NAV and offers numerous integration tools to integrate with any other ERP or ecommerce solution. For companies that prefer to utilize the sales tax functionality of their ERP system, CCH offers the Sales Tax Load Utility which automatically populates your ERP systems tax tables with sales and use tax rates for over 8,000 taxing jurisdictions. The Sales Tax Load Utility integrates with Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP, SL & NAV as well as Sage MAS 90, 200, 500 and Sage Accpac ERP. Companies using ERP systems other than Microsoft and Sage can subscribe to CCH ZIPsales Database to provide 12 monthly updates of sales and use tax rates and easily develop their own load utility.

As you know, calculating sales tax is only have the battle and CCH can also save you days each month preparing sales tax returns by using CCH ZipSales Returns to automatically populate all your general sales and use tax forms, worksheets and schedules.

Make sales tax compliance fast and easy, with tax information, tax forms, and integrated software tools that quickly put that data to work.


Take the work and worry out of calculating, tracking and verifying all your sales tax transactions. A hosted tax application, CertiTAX provides real-time address validation and tax calculation based on the most comprehensive database of rates and taxability rules researched and updated by CCH, the tax professional's first choice. A simple mapping of tax categories automates your sales tax calculation and easily integrates with your accounting software or online shopping cart.

CertiTAX, CCH's Complete ASP Sales Tax Solution:

  • Automates the sales tax calculation process
  • Includes comprehensive database of product and service taxability rules
  • Integrates seamlessly with your accounting package
  • Validates addresses and provides +4 extensions
  • Provides tax liability reporting
  • Scalable pricing based on transaction volume

CertiTAX tracks your transaction information providing detailed liability reports by period. The seamless integration between CertiTAX and CCH ZIPsales Returns to automate the preparation of your sales and use tax returns provides users with an end-to-end sales tax solution that is easy to implement, use and maintain.

CertiTAX has seamless integrations directly with Microsoft Dynamics GP, AX, SL & NAV and has a series of easy-to-integrate plug-ins to assist you with integrating CertiTAX with any other ERP or e-commerce system.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • High Speed web access
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 or higher, IE 6.0 recommended
  • 128-bit encryption required

Sales Tax Load Utility

Upload current sales and use tax rates into Microsoft Dynamics or Sage Software accounting packages in minutes! Gone are the days of researching tax rates and setting up sales tax detail schedules for every customer location. Using the CCH Data Load Utility, you can easily update the tax detail and tax summary schedules for over 8,000 taxing jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada.

  • Integrates with your accounting package
  • Updates current sales and use rates for over 8,000 taxing jurisdictions
  • Creates sales tax detail and summary schedules
  • Assigns tax summary schedules to customers

Users of Microsoft Dynamics" GP, AX, NAV and SL, as well as Sage Software MAS90, MAS200, MAS500 and Accpac, can now integrate sales tax rates directly into their ERP tax tables using CCH's Sales Tax Load Utilities for Microsoft Dynamics or Sales Tax Load Utilities for Sage Software. Available in 5, 10, 25 and all-state bundles which are comprised of the load utility software and annual subscriptions to our rates database with monthly updates via Internet download.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • PC Based with 1.5 GHz or better
  • 512MB RAM
  • 3 GB of hard drive space on the same drive as your Sage or Microsoft ERP
  • Windows 2000 Professional SP4 or XP Professional SP1 or SP2
  • Client Server Architecture
  • Microsoft.Net framework 1.1 installed TCP/IP network protocol MDAC 2.7 MS SQL Server 2000 SP3

ZIPsales® Database

Ensure correct tax rates and decrease your audit exposure with ZIPsales Database. Your CCH subscription includes monthly updates to over 8,000 sales and use tax rates in the U.S., its territories and Canada. ZIPsales Database is delivered in .txt files making it an ideal solution to integrate with any accounting system. Sales and use tax rate information is broken down by state, county, city and local taxing jurisdictions providing the required detail needed to prepare your sales and use tax returns. Available in state subsets as well as the entire country, so you buy and store only the data you need. ZIPsales Database includes all U.S. Postal Service ZIP codes, defaults for ZIP codes that cross jurisdictions, city limits designations, and geocodes.

CCH also offers sales tax databases with comprehensive taxability rules covering hundreds of products and services in the retail, food, restaurant, medical, telecommunications, and utilities industries.

ZIPsales® Lookup

Make your database even more powerful with ZIPsales Lookup. This tool provides quick access to current sales and use tax rates and taxability rules for hundreds of products and services. ZIPsales Lookup ensures you have the latest sales and use tax rates at your fingertips for every zip code, city, county, and state in the U.S., its territories, and Canada. Specific location information is retained for streamlined monthly tracking. You can even view and print a monthly list of changed rates. Whether you are performing tax research or manually updating the tax tables in your accounting system, ZIPsales Lookup provides a quick and easy desktop solution to streamline your searching efforts.

ZIPsales® Returns

CCH ZIPsales Returns is an internet based solution that automatically populates your sales and use tax forms, schedules and worksheets with your tax information. This industry-proven solution enables you to increase your efficiency, streamline operations, and eliminate the risks and worries associated with sales and use tax compliance. You simply log in to ZIPsales Returns and review, print or electronically file your signature-ready returns. Detail Filing Reports can be downloaded to Microsoft Excel with a single click of the mouse to streamline your check request process.

With ZIPsales Returns what used to take days now can be done in a matter of minutes. A web-based sales and use solution, ZIPsales Returns:

  • Automates sales and use tax return preparation
  • Integrates with any ERP solution that can export detailed sales tax reports
  • Provides comprehensive liability reports that download to Excel
  • Provides all the IT and maintenance benefits of an ASP solution while maintaining total control of the filing process

ZIPsales Returns minimizes the time it takes to prepare sales tax returns by automatically populating end of month liability data from your ERP system or CertiTAX into the appropriate returns. Review, edit, print and audit these signature-ready returns that can be printed or e-filed.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • High Speed Web Access
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 or above
  • Adobe Reader 5.0 or above

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