Accounting Technology

Tax: A Vertical Perspective

Tax: A Vertical Perspective

Richard McCausland

William Cook Jr., CPA, no longer has to make those long, long drives to the airport to deliver a bundle of tax returns-including a good number for the El Dorado, Ark.-based firm’s oil and gas clients-for data inputting and processing at a center in Texas. Nor does he have to phone or fax in corrections to those complex filings, then drive out again to the airport to pick them up.

Life has gotten a lot easier for Cook, now managing partner of William P. Cook & Associates, since those days back in 1981. For one thing, CCH’s ProSystem fx Tax is as near as the closest desktop PC. Every bit as valuable to his firm is the fact that ProSystem fx Tax includes calculations and forms to address specialized requirements within the oil and gas sector, a specialty niche for the practice.

Seated at their desks, …