Smart stops on the Web

A Web of Links
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
The IRS has pages on its site especially for small businesses. Go here for free help and advice.


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.