Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Provides Expert Insight into the Government Shutdown

A new briefing explains the impact of the shutdown for legal and regulatory professionals.

Oct 11, 2013, 17:50 ET from Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a leading global provider of research products and software solutions for legal, regulatory, and business professionals, has issued an authoritative briefing on the government shutdown prepared for attorneys and compliance professionals.  Written by Paul Clark and Georgia Koutouzos, senior writer analysts for Wolters Kluwer, the briefing, which can be downloaded here, outlines the impact the shutdown is having on departments and services that are critical to the legal and regulatory infrastructure. 

"The last partial government shutdown that lasted longer than a week happened during the end-of-year holidays in 1995, when government activity was already moving at a slower pace," says Clark. "This shutdown is likely to have a much bigger impact." Koutouzos adds, "Just because the federal government is shuttered doesn't mean that the legal and business communities can take a break. As a matter of fact, the information gap makes the gathering efforts all the more critical." 

In addition to knowing what is being affected by the shutdown, Clark also offers insight for when services finally resume. "The shutdown is somewhat like squeezing a garden hose; there may be only a trickle coming out now but when the government reopens and gets back to full speed, there will be a gusher of decisions, rulings, and guidance."  Wolters Kluwer will continue to provide updates throughout the shutdown as well as insights while services return to normal.

In associated news, Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting's Exclusive CCH Tax Briefing is released. The CCH Tax Briefing on 2013 Year-End Planning provides details of the changes for 2013, and offers strategies to help taxpayers and preparers make the best tax decisions. The Tax Briefing is available by visiting: 2013 Year-End Tax Planning.

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