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Andrew Elvester, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Convey Compliance Systems to Speak at KC’s Event on Changes to Form 1099 in 2009 on 08/26/09

New York, NY, August 05, 2009 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts has announced today Andrew Elvester, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Convey Compliance Systems will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “Form 1099 in 2009: Best Practices for Finance & Accounting Executives on” This 2-hour event is scheduled for August 26, 2009, Wednesday, at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

Event Synopsis:

Form 1099 compliance remains a challenge for many companies. A number of prominent firms are currently facing investigations for improper use of the form. The only way to prevent costly errors and IRS penalties is to ensure that your 1099 policies conform to the best practices. This Live Webcast will teach you how to ensure compliance with these best practices and how to head off potential problems for this year’s 1099s. The program will cover many critical issues in this area, including:

- Credit card transactions to merchants
- Cost basis reporting

As well as: why the Form W-9 has changed, and how your payees should complete it, when there is no need a Form W-9, how to avoid being held liable by the IRS for backup withholding, how to make sure the names and numbers your payees provided match the IRS’s files, how to identify reportable payments, what to do if you can’t tell whether a payee or payment is exempt from reporting, and whether you might also have state reporting obligations.

Changes to Form 1099 in 2009: Best Practices for Finance & Accounting Executives Live Webcast is a must attend event for accounting & finance departments of all companies.

About Andrew Elvester

Andrew Elvester is the Senior Product Marketing Manager for Convey, where he is responsible for all aspects of product marketing and product management for small to medium filer solutions, including product training, product launches and industry monitoring. Andrew focuses on guiding the Convey product development to best suit client requirements and helps to build new products or product enhancements that exceed end-user needs.

Andrew has held various marketing roles within the technology industry and brings extensive product marketing and client support experience to Convey. Prior to joining Convey, he was Product Marketing Manager for Xiotech Corporation, a leading data storage manufacturer, where he managed the company’s alliance products and programs. Andrew earned his B.A. in marketing and management from the University of Alaska, where he was on the Dean’s List for academic excellence.

About Convey Compliance Systems

Convey Compliance Systems reduces both the costs and risks associated with handling 1099 reporting at the federal and state level. Clients depend on Convey’s innovation and expertise to assure tax compliance while handling the complexities of reporting and filing tax documents on behalf of customers, vendors and investors. Convey’s solutions combine over 20 years of expertise in 1099 reporting with configurable on-demand software and operational services, all designed to reduce costs, increase efficiency and mitigate risk.

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Plymouth, Minn., Convey serves clients ranging from small businesses processing hundreds of forms to Fortune 500 companies.

For more information on Andrew Elvester and Convey, please visit: visit

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts that study the impact of changing regulations and help businesses succeed through proper regulatory compliance.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit:

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