Press release

Ryan Releases Rates for Prepared Foods and On-Premise Liquor Consumption

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Ryan Software, a division of Ryan, a
leading global tax services and software provider, announced it has
enhanced RatePoint®,
its proprietary, single-source tax solution for tax rate lookup and
monitoring needs, to incorporate a new group of tax rates, including
prepared foods and on-premise liquor consumption. RatePoint, Ryan’s
comprehensive, powerful, and easy-to-use sales and use tax rates
solution, tracks rates at all levels for the U.S., U.S. territories,
Canada, and major countries outside North America.

“Prepared foods and on-premise liquor consumption rates are highly
coveted data sets that few providers offer. We added these rates to the
general sales and use tax rates, and our other specialty verticals, to
better serve our clients and the market at large,” said President
of Ryan Software, Jayme Fishman

RatePoint’s data are optionally paired with a geospatial module that can
take an address, convert it to latitude/longitude values, and return the
jurisdiction and associated rates. Alternatively, users can supply the
latitude/longitude values without the address to get the result.
“Pairing the most accurate jurisdiction system with industry-leading
content has made RatePoint the clear choice for many of our clients,”
added Fishman.

RatePoint data can be accessed via flat file, web-based user interface,
or Application Programming Interface (API), which facilitates
communication with other applications. The data include:

  • Rate record details for all the jurisdictional levels (i.e., state,
    county, city, and special tax districts), including the tax
    authorities for each rate component
  • Specialized fields to demonstrate max taxes, thresholds, etc.
  • Historical rate data going back at least 10 years in every jurisdiction

RatePoint can be installed on site or hosted by Ryan and provides users
with a leading, turn-key solution for lookup and monitoring.

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the
largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With
global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated
suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a
multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy,
compliance, and technology services. Ryan is a seven-time recipient of
the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service
Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client
service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which
is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services
industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 2,500 professionals
and associates serves over 14,000 clients in more than 50 countries,
including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More
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member firms of Ryan International, each of which is a separate legal