We have made the KPMG website as easy to use as possible. However, some features, such as the multimedia content, may be new to you. This page contains information to assist you with those features and to help you get the most from this website.
What are PDF files?
PDF files (Portable Document Format) allow documents to be read and shared between different types of applications and computer systems. They are much more suited to longer documents than a web page is and have the added advantage of being easily printed. The PDF format was created by Adobe and in order to read PDF documents, you need to install their Adobe Reader software. This is free, does not take long to download, and is easy to install.
How do I get the Adobe Reader?
Download Adobe Reader. Before you start the installation, we recommend that you close your web browser as the Adobe Reader software will integrate with it and might not do so correctly if you leave it open. Simply follow the installation instructions until the process is complete. You can now reopen your web browser. When you click on a PDF link, it will now open inside your browser window. You will notice a new toolbar at the top of the window. This is the Adobe Reader toolbar.
How do I get the best from PDF documents?
Using the Adobe Reader toolbar icons, you will be able to zoom in to enlarge small text and images. You can drag the page around to examine different parts of it. You can also click the print icon to send the document to your network printer. Most PDFs are optimized for printing, which means that you can very easily transfer them from the KPMG website to paper to be read at your leisure. Furthermore, by using the save icon, you can save the document on your computer to be read or printed at your leisure, so you don't have to revisit the web page where you found the original link.
How is information distributed across the KPMG website?
The website is divided into sections, each of which is concerned with specific areas of our business. These are 'Who we are', 'What we do', 'Issues & insights' and 'Join us'. Within these sections, information is further divided. For example, within 'What we do' you will find 'Audit', 'Tax', 'Advisory' and 'Industry'. By navigating through these various parts of the site, you will find 'top level' information; that is, the material we judge to be most important and timely.
How can I search for specific information?
The KPMG website has an inbuilt search engine. In the upper right corner of each page you will find a search field. Write you keywords in this and click the button to search. If you are looking for a specific phrase, enclose it in quotation marks.
For example, if you search for structured finance derivatives the engine will look for any documents that contain any of those words anywhere within its text. However, if you search for “structured finance derivatives” (note the quotation marks), the search engine will only look for documents that contain all three words in that order.
How should I choose search terms?
Select words that are most relevant to the subject matter you are searching for. Try to be as specific as possible and use more than a single word if you can. Search engines are not case sensitive, so you don't need to bother with capitalizing, for example, proper names; the results will be the same whether you do or not.
Common words, such as 'and', 'where', 'how' and 'if' are similarly ignored. So rather than typing how can I find the latest news about European tax legislation? you need only type latest news european tax legislation.
In fact, because search results are ordered with the most recent material first, you would probably get the same outcome by simply typing european tax legislation into the search field.
How do I get a news reader?
There are many different versions of newsreaders, some accessed using a browser and some which are downloadable applications. Deciding which one to use is a matter of personal choice. Different readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to choose one that will work with your computer.
List of popular readers
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