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.


6 key areas of change for accountants and auditors

New accounting standards on revenue recognition, leases, and credit losses present implementation challenges. This independently-written report identifies the hurdles that accounting professionals face and provides tips for overcoming the challenges.


How tax reform will impact individual taxpayers

Amy Wang, a CPA who is a senior technical manager for tax advocacy at the AICPA, answers to some of the most common questions on how the new tax reform law will impact individual taxpayers.