Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Attorney Matthias M. Edrich developed what appears to be a remarkable product for tax lawyers. It is called Touch Tax which includes the ability to read the entire IRS Code on your Blackberry, Android, I-Phone, or Palm. He describes the product as follows:
TouchTax includes the ability to load and read all 7,700+ sections of the Code and Regulations offline without the need for an Internet connection. As a result of user feedback, I’ve also added a new keyword search function (which, however, does require an Internet connection) allowing you to search Code and Regulation sections based on exact keyword matches as well as natural language relevancy hits. TouchTax also permits you to add individual notes to Code and Regulation sections and to email entire Code or Regulation sections along with your notes (which the author thinks is a very convenient feature!). If you have access to an HP printer with wireless networking, you can also use TouchTax to print a Code or Regulation section. TouchTax also has a bookmark feature, permitting you to bookmark frequently referenced sections, as well as other relevant links, including a link to lookup IRS tax forms. If you enjoy using TouchTax, please consider leaving positive feedback in the application market. Read “Getting Started” on the TouchTax support site for more information on how to get started with your Code and Regulation reading using TouchTax. Note that the BlackBerry and Android versions are currently being upgraded to contain these features. The HP/Palm and Apple iPad/iPhone/iPod versions are already up-to-date.
More information and a link to purchase (between 0.99 and 5.99) can be found here.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein