Adobe Systems Inc.
Before you hit the IRS site or the state taxing authorities for forms and publications, you'll want to stop here to get Adobe's Acrobat Reader, since those forms and publications are often formatted as PDFs.AlternaDev
AlternaDev is a resource for transactional sales and use taxes. It's Web-based AlternaTax software program can be used to prepare tax returns -- either keeping the tax work as a completely in-house function, or taking advantage of outsourcing with AlternaDev's Tax Compliance Services. AlternaTax can also be used for electronic filing such as the Illinois RT-2.
Automatic Data Processing Inc.
This section of the payroll company's web site offers resources for accountants, payroll professionals and employers, including payroll and deposit calendars, tips, alerts, training, checklists and more.
Careers in Tax
Tax jobs, careers, resumes and career tips.
Marketwatch Tax Guide
This tax guide is aimed at consumers, but has much to offer tax professionals, too. There's daily analysis of pressing tax issues, original columns, and breaking tax news. The rest of the site is also worth a look for up-to-the-minute financial news and research.
In addition to product info and customer support, this site contains plenty of current tax news that you can use.
Clergy Tax Net
Clergy Tax Net is an online accounting and finance organization dedicated to serving the clergy and churches of all 50 states. This Minnesota-based site offers a large selection of tax services and tax and legal products available to churches and clergy on the Internet. Users can access the site's tax services department that answers any questions concerning taxes and tax law that might interest you. The site also has a tax organizer, online store, links, referral program, home financing area, personal credit report and research information, as well as a salary guide.
This site focuses on the tax issues specific to clubs, and is hosted by Florida CPA Mitchell. On this site, the author offers articles of current interest to the club industry.
Fax-Tax Systems is an electronic filing service bureau developed to assist tax practitioners who are not yet ready to make the investment in e-filing hardware and software themselves. Practitioners can fax Fax-Tax the forms and get filing confirmation within 48 hours, the company says. They also offer Refund Anticipation Loans.
A good place to start for state and local tax information. Helpful tax documents, surveys, tax rates and much more.
This site offers individual tax prep (particularly for late or delinquent filers), but they also have tax and business tips, and a tax game that leads to downloadable tax forms and some state tax authorities.
This legal site lets you search for cases and codes, and also has lots of articles and other resources on legal topics. They've got a special section for accounting and taxes, and one for forms.
Are any of your tax clients frequent stock traders? If so, you may want to turn them on to this site, which helps investors track securities holdings and their tax implications. It will also help tax preparers with Schedule D when tax time comes around. The site keeps daily track of portfolios, including stock splits and other corporate actions.
Vendor sells tax forms and envelopes, software, presentation materials and marketing tools for accountants and tax practitioners. Read more about it here.
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.
The Internet Directory of Tax Professionals
For a fee, you can include a web page in this site's directory of tax professionals
Not likely to be confused with the actual IRS site, this consumer-oriented Web site offers online tax prep, forms, help with tax questions, tips, links and more.
This site is a resource area for accountants working in the business insurance and estate tax planning areas. Offers information on estate analysis/planning, pension and profit sharing plans, business succession planning, and life, disability & long-term care insurance. Knowledgeservice.com also offers tax calculating software, newsletters and a visitor search tool.
Lexis-Nexis Communication Center
Current Lexis-Nexis customers can get into the company's database from here. Also product info, searching tips, and some other cool stuff.
Matthew Bender & Co. Inc.
Product info and news from this legal publisher of over 500 publications in print and electronic formats, now part of LexisNexis
National Association of Computerized Tax Processors
The NACTP represents tax processing software and hardware developers, electronic filing processors, tax form publishers, and tax processing service bureaus. They promote tax processing standards and work with the IRS and state governments to promote efficient, effective tax filing. The site offers membership info, forms, an events calendar and more.
Specializing in working with household employers, the site contains a great deal of current nanny tax news that you and your clients may find useful.
Nelco, now part of Greatland, is a national supplier of forms, supplies, and electronic filing software for the tax industry. This site includes a massive amount of product information on just about all the materials you need for tax prep.
This California law firm posts the IRS Applicable Federal Rates on its site, as well as tax bulletins.
Practitioners Publishing Co. (PPC)
Free newsletters, as well as currently updated excerpts from many of this vendor's high quality accounting pubs make this site well worth frequent visits. It also offers product info, demos and support.
The "Tax Watch" and "This Week's News" sections of this Thomson Corp.-owned Web site are worth the trip. There's also product and service info from this research and accounting solutions provider.
Comprehensive, specialized site provides technical and planning information on Roth IRAs to practitioners and consumers. If you've got a question about Roth IRAs, (and who doesn't?) check here.
Social Security - Employer Reporting Instructions
This primer by the Social Security Administration for employers on how to file W-2 wage and tax statements will be second nature to most tax professionals, but it's easy-to-read click-through format should make it a handy back-up tool. You'll find the most common reporting errors and hot links to sites at SSA to find pertinent information.
STF Services Corp.
STF produces and sells an excellent library of government forms called SuperForm. The site offers product info, tips, support, and more.
Tax and Accounting Sites
Surfing accountants owe Professor Dennis Schmidt of the University of Northern Iowa a big "Thank you" for compiling this collection of tax and accounting links.
Plenty of resources for tax practitioners here. The frequently updated TaxWire features highlights of U.S. and worldwide tax news, as well as in-depth features. Plus many moderated tax discussion groups, a weekly tax event calendar, product info and much more.
Tax Analysts' Tax History Project
Tax Analysts' history project produced this fun and informative site detailing the history of American taxation. The free site offers a tax museum with a documented account of the nation's tax history, tax cartoons, past president's tax returns, tax history discussions, and feature stories. The site even has a poster archive where visitors can purchase historic tax propaganda posters.
Tax Code Online
You can search through the most recent version of our mammoth tax code on this page, which is maintained by Cornell University.
Tax Management Inc.
This site, part of BNA, offers tax news and analysis, as well as support and free trials for tax management products.
This web site takes advantage of the revised tax laws, which now allow businesses to challenge the way the Internal Revenue Service calculates deposit penalties. The site, developed by Time Value Software, offers alternative calculation models for businesses to use, which could significantly lower the amount they owe the government. Calculations and comprehensive reports are free unless the site saves the taxpayer more than $250.
The Tax Prophet
With humor and more than a touch of whimsy, The Tax is a breath of fresh air among tax resources. The site is the creation of Robert L. Sommers, attorney-at-law, who also pens a tax column for the San Francisco Examiner and has stuffed his site with interactive applications, FAQs, publications, and even a special section for "foreign taxpayers."
Tax-News has a worldwide network of correspondents and editors who offer the latest tax news with a focus on international taxation and tax-minimization techniques both on- and offshore. Tax-News also offers daily and current headlines, a comment section from the editors, a features department, and other related links.
Tax-Talent.com bills itself as a career gateway for tax professionals, and they've got all sorts of useful resources for managing your career, from job listings to salary comparisons to career coaching, training, and more.
News, tax prep software, CPE seminars, EA home study courses, a tax prep pro locator and more.
TradeLog automates stock and options trade and tax accounting. Import an unlimited number of trades from online and direct access brokerages. Properly match trades, including short sales, calculate capital gains and losses, wash sales and attach to your schedule D.
Transactional Record Clearing House IRS Web Site
This site, affiliated with Syracuse University, is the brainchild of a former New York Times investigative reporter who decided to gather Internal Revenue Service enforcement information and create a database to crunch the numbers and look for any unusual patterns. The result: reams of information about the IRS that they'll never publicize, such as the odds of an audit in your area, and disparate enforcement across the country in both criminal and civil proceedings.
Uncle Fed's Tax Board
There's so much here it's tough to single anything out - suffice it to say Uncle Fed has amassed a huge quantity of great tax resources, including tax forms from all over, loads of IRS info, court rules, audit strategies, a job board, a tax pro locator, and much, much more. Great stuff.
Web portal Yahoo does a good job of aggregating news about taxes and the IRS on this useful site. You can also link instantly to IRS forms, opinions and editorials about the subject, and links to other related web sites.
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