Sales Tax Compliance Firm, RIA/Tax Partners, Announces Completion of 2005 SAS 70 Audit

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Audit marks second unqualified auditor opinion on Tax Partners internal controls.

We are pleased to have received another unqualified opinion from our independent auditor

RIA/Tax Partners, a part of The Thomson Corporation and the nation’s leading sales and use tax compliance service provider, is pleased to announce the completion of its 2005 SAS 70 Type II audit. The 2005 audit was performed by SAS70 Solutions, Inc., and showed no material exceptions to the control objectives upon which the audit was based. The control objectives included Tax Partners’ compliance processes, technology, treasury operations and technical infrastructure, in addition to other key areas of its business operations, for the period January 1, 2005 through July 15, 2005.

“We are pleased to have received another unqualified opinion from our independent auditor,” stated Jim Bennight, vice president of Operations for RIA/Tax Partners. “Internal controls in general and the internal control environment we maintain at Tax Partners are increasingly important to our clients. We have always felt that strong internal controls translate into better compliance service and value for our clients. We are committed to continuing to invest in this area so that we can deliver the most reliable and stable sales and use tax compliance service in the marketplace.”

About The Thomson Corporation, RIA and Tax Partners

The Thomson Corporation (, with 2004 revenues from continuing operations of $8.10 billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate training and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson has approximately 38,000 employees and provides services in approximately 130 countries. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).

As part of Thomson Tax & Accounting, RIA ( and is the premier provider of technology and information to tax professionals in accounting firms and corporations, providing the industry-leading tax compliance software for even the most complex requirements and the most comprehensive and innovative tax research and information products available. Thomson Tax & Accounting also includes the Creative Solutions, Fast-Tax and PPC businesses.

About Sales Tax Compliance Services Company Tax Partners

Tax Partners (, as part of RIA’s Compliance business, is the largest sales and use tax compliance service provider in the United States. The firm uses proprietary technology and its engineered processes to provide clients with a safe, stable and cost effective state and local tax compliance solution. Serving hundreds of clients, Tax Partners provides sales tax compliance outsourcing services across multiple market segments, processing more than 540,000 tax returns and remitting over $7.5 billion in annual tax liabilities.

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