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16 May 2005 – Taxware, a leading provider of global tax calculation and compliance solutions and a First Data Corp. (NYSE: FDC) company, today released details of the 2005 Taxware Summit, the consummate forum for hundreds of tax managers, IT managers, and C-level executives involved with transaction tax compliance systems and related issues of corporate governance.

WHAT: The Taxware Summit 2005 is the educational opportunity of the year for domestic and international transaction tax professionals – a two and a half day program that will cover such diverse topics as complying with Sarbanes-Oxley; preparing for the Streamlined Sales Tax Initiative (SSTI); integrating your transaction tax solution with SAP, Oracle, or PeopleSoft; and learning more about advanced transaction tax topics from around the world such as drop shipments, situs determinations and tax holidays and amnesties.
WHEN: October 5-7, 2005
WHERE: Caesars Palace Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
AGENDA: Several high-profile customers headline the guest speaker line-up this year, addressing both the Streamlined Sales Tax Initiative and the application of card technology in a transaction tax environment. For an up-to-the-minute agenda, visit

Press Attendance
Accredited members of the press may attend the Taxware Summit free of charge. For more information, contact:

Mark Dowd, Citigate Cunningham (domestic journalists)
201.499.3573 (Direct)
617.792.8195 (Mobile)
David Ford, Ford-Peacock (international journalists)
+44 1295 722214 (Direct)

+44 7973 412625 (Mobile)

About Taxware
Taxware, a First Data Company, is a leading developer of global commercial tax compliance systems. For more than 25 years, Taxware’s products have simplified the tax calculation and compliance process with solutions for sales, use, value added and other consumption taxes for businesses around the globe. By combining expert knowledge of the most current research and changes in tax legislation with the best available automated processes, Taxware has developed comprehensive solutions that facilitate compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, serving as the control for corporate transaction tax operations. To learn more about Taxware, please visit

About First Data Corporation
First Data Corp. (NYSE: FDC) is a leading provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. Serving 4.1 million merchant locations, 1,400 card issuers and millions of consumers, First Data powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses around the world to buy goods and services using virtually any form of payment. The company’s portfolio of services and solutions includes credit, debit, private-label, smart and stored-value card issuing and merchant transaction processing services; money transfer services; money orders; fraud protection and authentication solutions; check guarantee and verification services through TeleCheck; as well as Internet commerce and mobile solutions. The company’s STAR Network offers PIN-secured debit acceptance at 1.6 million ATM and retail locations. For more information, visit

First Data’s Western Union Financial Services, Inc., an international leader in consumer money transfer services, allows consumers to quickly and reliably pay bills and transfer money around the globe using its proprietary money transfer network. Western Union and its subsidiary, Orlandi Valuta, together make up one of the world’s largest money transfer networks with approximately 225,000 Agent locations in more than 200 countries and territories. For more information on Western Union, visit

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