404 Institute
This Web portal established by KPMG includes best practices, discussion and research related to compliance with Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley, the portion of the reform bill mandating management's assessment and maintenance of its internal reporting controls.AccountantsWorld
The AccountantsWorld community, created by Micro Vision software founder Chandra Bhansali, offers members a huge amount of resources to help grow their firms, including news, feature articles, a CPA locator, classifieds for selling or buying a practice, CPE, discussion groups, and more, plus a neat little feature called Accountants Office Online that lets you quickly set up a Web presence.

Adobe Systems Inc.
Go here to download a free "Acrobat Reader," which you can use to view and print Portable Document Format Files (PDFs), which are more and more becoming the method of choice for distributing documents on the Internet.

American Stock Exchange
Great stuff here, including links to the home pages of virtually all of the companies listed on the exchange. Obtain stock symbols, current info on the financial markets, and more.

Find annual reports for several companies all in one place. Visitors can search alphabetically, by company name, ticker symbol, sector or industry. Reports can be viewed in HTML or PDF format.

Is your favorite software program driving you crazy? Fact is, virtually all software contains bugs, and sometimes, the software vendors are reluctant to tell you about them. BugNet will tell you, and even offers solutions. For software fixes with a sense of humor, visit here.

Chaos To Order
Anyone with a cluttered office and too-complicated filing system will find some relief at this Web site, which offers helpful tips for streamlining everything from your kitchen drawers to your home office. You can also sign up for a free newsletter, or enlist the help of a professional to solve your unique problems.

Chicago Mercantile Exchange
From butter futures to Euroyen contracts to Brady Bond enhancements and more, it's traded on the Merc and you can learn more about it here.

Market news, quotes, personal finance tips and more.

Consumer Price Index
If you're looking for the CPI, you can download files with it courtesy of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Consumer WebWatch
Consumer WebWatch, a project of Consumers Union -- the publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, says its aim is to "investigate, inform and improve the quality of information published on the World Wide Web." In addition to a list of sites that meet its guidelines, the watchdog group's site includes e-commerce ethics guidelines, research and links to organizations, agencies and professional groups related to consumer protection, privacy and other related Web issues.

ConvergenceCoaching, LLC
This site offers free articles and advice to help CPA and IT firms manage their practices and grow thoughtfully. It's the brainchild of CPA Jim Metzler and Jennifer Wilson, renowned technology and consulting experts.

This portal, developed by the AICPA, has evolved into a valuable information resource for tax and accounting professionals. A powerful search engine groups results according to relevant sections on the site, and in addition to paying dues and ordering literature online, the site is filled with hundreds of topical articles and resource guides, including the Journal of Accountancy.

CPA Directory
This site allows consumers to search a database of over 450,000 CPAs, by industry, services and geographic criteria, and also offers plenty of articles on a variety of topics, from tax research to practice building ideas. Get listed!

CPA Marketing Tips
Plenty of articles, tips and tools to help you grow your business and bring in more clients. Also offers a subscription newsletter.

Large collection of links and news headlines for accountants.

The site has lots and lots of forums for CPAs to discuss issues of burning importance, as well as frequently updated links to a variety of tax and accounting-related news, CPE, and an entire section devoted to the PCAOB.

CPA Team
A simple news, links and search site for accountants.

This company offers an online marketplace to buy or sell accounting practices, including confidential national listings, and instant e-mail notification of new listings.

CTS Guides
CTS provides tools and information to help accountants recommend or select accounting, small business, construction, manufacturing, and other types of software. The site also has articles, user surveys, books, need assessment software, and more.

The site includes information on estate planning, wills, trusts, long-term care, Medicaid, Medicare and other legal issues facing seniors; elder law news and features on elder law attorneys; frequently asked questions; a referral system for finding elder law attorneys and a forum for communicating with others facing elder law and elder care issues.

The Kauffman Foundation's Web site for entrepreneurs offers a dizzying array of articles and resources for small business owners. Most articles are authored by successful entrepreneurs and offer detailed how-to advice for starting, growing and maintaining a business.

EZD Professionals Accountant Directory
Get listed on this searchable web directory of CPAs and other tax and accounting professionals.

Federal Court Locator
Access federal judiciary decisions here courtesy of the Villanova Center for Information Law and Policy. Also includes a research guide to tax documents.

FedWorld Information Network
WOW! If the government publishes it, you're likely to find it at this portal run by the National Technical Information Service of the Commerce Department. IRS forms and publications, Supreme Court decisions, 30 million government web pages, a list of government jobs and more.

An online community for managers of fixed assets, including corporate accounting professionals and CPAs. This site provides a variety of fixed asset reference tools, including calculators, as well as articles, tips and a host of resources.

This site offers all the news, features and commentary you'd expect from the eminent business magazine, plus stock quotes, financial tools and more

Forrester Research
This comprehensive site offers free research on trends in technology and how they may effect your business and your life. A great resource.

Google Short Message Service
Need information, but don't have Internet access nearby? Google SMS lets you search for certain kinds of information -- such as phone book listings, word definitions, zip codes and product prices -- from a mobile phone or handheld device (such as a Blackberry), and returns search results as text messages, with no Web browser needed. Google doesn't charge users to send a query or receive results, but any fees your wireless provider charges for sending and receiving text messages will apply.

Government Printing Office
You can search this database for the info on pending legislation, the congressional directory, Supreme Court docket, and more.

House Ways & Means Committee
A page devoted to the intricacies of bills being considered by the powers House Ways and Means Committee, including those related to tax issues under the "Publications" and "Hot Topics" tabs. You'll also find the latest news from the committee, the full text for bills, news releases and hearing schedules.

IBM Small & Medium Business Center
There's plenty of helpful information from Big Blue here for small and midsized businesses, so check it out!

Integra InfoBase
The Integra InfoMall provides comparative financial industry information focused on privately held U.S. businesses. The database represents over 4 million businesses operating in about 900 industries.

The Internet Archive
Wondering whatever happened to an old Web site that offered some really useful information to you two years back? Thanks to Archive.org, it may be gone, but it's not lost forever. The Wayback Machine Internet Archive keeps copies of millions of lost sites. Just type in the URL as it used to be, and you'll be redirected to the site as you remembered it.

Internet Law Library
This site, originally a service of the U.S. House of Representatives' Law Revision Counsel, offers all sorts of legal information, forms and court decisions.

Internet Public Library
The IPL is an all-digital public library. You can browse online newspapers, magazines or books, find authoritative web sites on a particular subject, or use its "Ask a Question" service to get help with research.

Marketing For Accountants
Free tips for CPAs in practice to better market themselves and win new clients. Site also offers a free monthly marketing e-newsletter, and a few free downloadable reports

A comprehensive financial glossary from Advanced Financial Network. Also includes financing tools, useful checklists, critiques, and briefings.

Breaking news, market info, features and more.

My Accounting Portal
A customized gateway to the Web for accountants, with everything you'd expect from a portal (news, a calendar, stock quotes and so on), plus a lot of accounting-specific content, like links, tips, articles and more.

NASDAQ Stock Market
Complete, up-to-the-minute Nasdaq reports and quotes. Well organized, which makes finding the information you need easy.

A general news and information site from NBC.

New York Stock Exchange
Complete, up-to-the-minute Nasdaq reports and quotes. Well organized, which makes finding the information you need easy.

PC Quote
Stock quotes and market info.

PDI Global
Offers marketing resources, newsletters, guides, retreats and other practice-building help for accountants, attorneys, financial planners, etc. Site also offers free "Growth & Profitability Tips."

Pros Online
A large and simple collection of links to online resources for accoutants, maintained by Morris Holmes & Co., a private investment banking firm in Naperville, Ill.

QuickBooks Users
This independent forum for QuickBooks users offers tips, advice, support, links, an online newsletter and more.

Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Journal
Produced by a team of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance practitioners, the SOCJ is a great source of information on strategies and techniques for gaining and maintaining compliance.

SEC EDGAR Database
The Securities and Exchange Commission's Electronic Data Gathering and Retrieval System contains a host of useful documents including 10-K annual reports.

Small Business Administration
The site offers a wealth of information for small business owners and anyone seeking information on small business issues. An interactive resource guide also offers tax information, forms, instructions and publications.

Social Security Administration
Calculate Social Security benefits for you and your clients online and check out all the other info about Social Security rates, taxes, legislation and more -- including a list of the most popular names for each year, compiled from applications for new SSNs.

Buy postage online via an electronic funds transfer, and voila, you can print your own postage. You can also check out a demo and a risk-free trial of their flexible NetStamps service.

Start Here Go Places
This Web site for students, sponsored by the American Institute of CPAs, includes loads of information on accounting careers, profiles of CPAs working in different fields, information on earning the CPA certification, and an "Ask a CPA" section.

State Statutes
Courtesy of Cornell Law School, you can access a lot of state statutory source documents here.

Free, national Internet-based yellow pages that lets you search by company name or address, powered by Verizon. Very handy.

Tax and Accounting Sites
Lacking fancy graphics, this page downloads in a flash and provides links to many useful Internet tax and accounting sites. Contains so many useful links, you'll come back again and again.

TechWeb Tech Encyclopedia
Don't know your bits from your bytes? Just type in any computer term into this search engine, and an easily understandable definition pops up. More than 20,000 computer terms and concepts are listed. A great resource.

Enter a really long URL, and this site will create a tiny URL that won't break in email postings and never expires.

An in-depth online dictionary of accounting terms.

XYZ talk.com
A Yahoo Groups site devoted to grassroots activism and reform within the profession, set up by accountants concerned about the direction and management of the AICPA.

Yahoo! People Search
Looking for a client who's relocated? Let your modem do the searching here. It's fast, it's international, and it's free. The catch? This database only contains the phone numbers and e-mail addresses of parties who have registered with it.

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