Thomson Tax & Accounting Awarded Patent for its ePropertyTax Software System

Thomson Tax & Accounting, a business segment of The Thomson Corporation , today announced that ePropertyTax, a product line within its Corporate Software & Services business, has been issued a U.S. patent for 43 claims covering its software system for managing multi-jurisdictional property tax information.

"This is a significant milestone for our company and especially for the ePropertyTax team who invented this technology," said Brian Peccarelli, president, Corporate Software & Services, Thomson Tax & Accounting. "We now have exclusive rights to an innovative process which has revolutionized the management of national property tax information."

The individual inventors of this process include Richard Nearhood, vice president, Property Tax, Corporate Software & Services, Thomson Tax & Accounting, and Scot Crismon, director, Technology, Corporate Software & Services, Thomson Tax & Accounting.

"The issuance of this patent recognizes the value of our unique system for processing multi-jurisdictional property tax information," said Nearhood. "This is a special accomplishment considering the rarity of patents awarded for software and workflow processes."

ePropertyTax was acquired by Thomson Tax & Accounting in November 2006. The product line includes a range of property tax solutions from licensing of its proprietary software to outsourcing compliance services and provides a complete solution for corporate tax departments looking to manage their property taxes throughout the United States and Canada.

The Thomson Corporation

The Thomson Corporation ( is a global leader in providing essential electronic workflow solutions to business and professional customers. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to professionals in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, scientific research and healthcare. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges .

Thomson Tax & Accounting, a business segment of The Thomson Corporation, is a leading provider of technology and integrated information solutions to accounting, tax and corporate finance professionals in accounting firms, corporations, law firms and government. Thomson Tax & Accounting includes the Professional Software & Services, Corporate Software & Services, and Research & Guidance businesses. ePropertyTax is a brand within Corporate Software & Services.

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