Mel Creighton isn't promising he can do anything to lighten your tax load. And he isn't claiming he can help you understand the sweeping changes in the new tax law signed last month by President Reagan.
However, he does say his Irvine software publishing house, Creighton Development Inc., is the first to develop a personal finance analysis software program that incorporates many of the provisions of the new tax law--a claim verified by Ken Wasch, executive director of the Software Publishers Assn.
The program, called Finance 10, can be used with IBM personal computers and IBM-compatibles. Originally released earlier this year, it is designed to help accountants, bankers, financial advisers, brokers, tax preparers and others calculate and analyze the impact of purchases, loans, sales and other financial moves.
But during six hectic weeks in September and October, portions of the program were rewritten to reflect new capital equipment depreciation schedules and certain income tax deductions limitations. Among the new tax law areas covered in the package are investment tax credit rollbacks, personal asset depreciation schedules, credits for low-income housing and historical structures and deduction limits for luxury cars used in business.