Smart stops on the Web


A Web of Links

www.willyancey.com
This site, maintained by Will Yancey, CPA, a professor at the Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, includes multiple links to sites that focus on federal, state and local tax law, as well as accounting, finance, economics and general law. Also useful are the following URLs linked to Yanceys site.

www.taxsites.com
This site offers information on federal tax law including congressional and budget information, 1998 tax legislation, statutory language and technical explanations as well as court decisions and tax rates. A state tax section features quick links to state-specific sites as well as sections on rates and data, current issues and related tax organizations.

www.taxnews.com
PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax News Network, another link to Yanceys site, offers its own links to tax information sites, associations, professional and interest groups and tax search engines.

www.tax.org
Still another Yancey link, the Tax Analysts, offers detailed tax news, information on products and services and a public interest section that includes the archives of this sites tax discussion forums.

 

The United Web of America

www.civil-liberties.com
The American Patriots Network site, "dedicated to the U.S. Constitution," includes discussion of the question, "For what purposes can the federal government tax the people?" There is also a section — linked to the U.S. Senate site (below) — on IRS reform legislation.

The Senates Site

www.senate.gov
This site includes Senate Finance Committee press releases, the discussion drafts of IRS reform legislation, related testimony and technical corrections on many tax issues.

Big Government, Small Business

www.irs.ustreas.gov/prod/
bus_info/sm_bus/index.html
The IRS has pages on its site especially for small businesses. Go here for free help and advice.



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