The Internet


TAX RESOURCES ON THE WEB

Links to Tax Information

www.taxresources.com

This site contains links to local, state and federal tax sites where users can download tax forms and related information. Also included are links to descriptions and reviews of various tax software packages.  

A Professional Neighborhood

www.professionalcity.com

This online resource center has organized its extensive collection of links into three "neighborhoods"—accounting, law and marketing—to permit users more in-depth and precise searches. The accounting neighborhood contains links to tax, payroll, software review and state CPA society sites, among others.  

More Links to Tax Sites

users.visi.net/~gillco/tax_tech.htm

This site features a nice mix of links to tax and technology sites. Created by John Gill, CPA, it's broken down into two areas: links for the professional and for the general public. The links for professionals include information on U.S. tax law, information technology, vendors and professional associations.  

A Taxing Site

www.EL.com/elinks/taxes

You can use Essential Links to go directly to sites that include information and forms for state, federal and international taxes, as well as guides to tax preparation and software. There are also links to relevant associations, publications and discussion groups.  

Look to the Light

www.northernlight.com

his useful search engine not only looks for pertinent Web sites but takes you directly to a query topic's specific page, which minimizes clicking and searching multiple Web pages. A search for tax software brought up almost 508,000 items you can get to directly.

  A U.S. URL

www.govspot.com

This site offers contact information for all U.S. government branches, agencies and offices.
It also includes access to nationwide press information, government 800 numbers, search engines and national libraries.

A Web of Accountants

www.accountingweb.com

Sponsored by AccountingWEB, Inc., this site offers free registration for its newswire service and the ability
to search its index of other accounting-related Web sites. Included are sections with practice management and Internet tips.

  Come to Your Census

www.census.gov

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s site should interest most professionals. Aside from information on Census 2000,
it offers demographic profiles and projections by state, and statistics and analysis for topics such as foreign trade,
housing and income. Another feature is an application that generates detailed maps for anywhere in the United States.

Access to Health Care Information

www.jcaho.org

This site, provided by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, has information on health care institutions.
One useful feature is Quality Check, which allows users to check references for all JCAHO-accredited institutions and professionals.

OF GENERAL INTEREST

  The Power of Protocol

www.protocolconsultants.com

Have you ever worried that you're using the wrong fork at a business lunch? Or that you may wear something inappropriate to a business meeting? Then check out this site from Protocol Consultants International. It's broken down into three categories—business etiquette, diplomacy and international protocol.

Charity Begins on the Web

www.pgdc.net/broc/main.htm

The Planned Giving Design Center's free subscription site provides professionals—especially attorneys, accountants and financial planners—with relevant and current information regarding charitable gift planning and taxation.  

For Small Businesses

www.whcsb.org

Ernst & Young, LLP, sponsors this site, which provides information and updates on the recommendations and initiatives of the White House Conference on Small Business. Included are links to business associations, news sites and government resources.

  For SEC Research

www.gsionline.com

Global Securities Information, Inc.'s site is dedicated to issues involving the SEC and other government organizations that deal closely with financial markets. One useful feature is a large inventory of downloadable speeches by SEC officials.  

Is There a Speaker in the House?

www.onbusiness.net

Looking for a speaker, trainer or consultant for your company? Check out this site, sponsored by ON Business, to find one in your area. You can also research articles and portions of books by these professionals to get a sense of their areas of expertise.

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