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PDF Technology Helps Make Filing Taxes Less Taxing

Press release from the issuing company

LOS ANGELES---Feb.6, 2002--The Internal Revenue Service ("IRS'') projects that by April 15, 45 million 2001 tax returns will be filed electronically. This projection is based on the increased use of e-file applications by tax practitioners, in-home use of tax preparation software and innovative technology now available to ease the paper related traffic jam. Seybold Seminars New York 2002, a Key3Media Group, Inc., event, devotes an entire two day conference, February 21 - 23 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center to PDF technology. The Seybold PDF Conference will focus on how enterprises, organizations and government agencies, including the IRS, are increasingly using PDF technology to store, exchange, review, re-purpose, proof and print digital documents. "The IRS wants to make filing taxes this year as effortless as possible,'' commented Paul Showalter, senior technical printing specialist, Internal Revenue Service. "To do so we have created several products around the 2001 tax season including the new 2001 Tax Products CD ROM that uses PDF technology to enable taxpayers to access most of our forms dating back to 1997. The CD ROM also has links to the newly refurbished IRS web site, www.irs.gov, which provides tax information for all taxpayers.'' During the Seybold PDF Conference opening keynote on Thursday, February 21 at 9: 00 a.m., Mr. Showalter will discuss how the IRS uses PDF technology to publish, distribute and store digital documents. He will be joined by Joe Eschbach, vice president, ePaper Solutions Group, Adobe Systems, Inc. For information on Seybold Seminars New York 2002, please visit www.seyboldseminars.com or contact Stacye Montez at 650.578.6831 or [email protected] The IRS e-file program, can be accessed by visiting www.irs.gov and clicking the e-file option.