Keeping up with taxes

* IRS E-News Subscriptions -

Subscribe to all the advance copies of tax guidance and national and federal tax news a tax practitioner could ever want. Newsletters are also available for specialized categories.

* Joint Committee on Taxation -

The site for Congress' advisory committee, which monitors tax policy and estimates the impact of proposed changes.

* SmartMoney Tax Guide -

Coverage on just about every "what-if" tax scenario the authors could think of. The site is strong on investment and long-term planning questions, as well as tackling the alternative minimum tax.

* Tax and Accounting Sites Directory -

This one-page index unfolds to reveal a vast number of links to dozens of tax and accounting topics.

* Tax Foundation Podcast -

The Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan tax research group, has launched a new weekly podcast that can be downloaded directly from its Web site, or simply read as an old-fashioned transcript.

* TaxMama -

Run by accountant Eva Rosenberg, the site is designed to help clients better understand their own tax issues and communicate with their tax professional. Besides a regular "Ask Tax Mama" feature, Rosenberg's site offers a weekly podcast, newsletters for tax professionals and clients, and archived articles.

* TaxProf Blog -

Updated by Paul Caron, a professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, the TaxProf Blog is a member of the law professor blogs network. While focused on tax law, Caron's site presents a daily mix of news and commentary targeted at both academics and practitioners.

* The United States Tax Court -

This site has issued opinions from the U.S. Tax Court dating back to 1999, as well as forms, fee schedules and case timetables.

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