Resource Links

Accounting Associations and Organizations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
AICPA Online




National Association of State Information Resource Executives
Contains state government information made public on the Internet. Also, includes links to websites for CPA's researching state government information.


Financial and Audit

Federal Reserve Bank Los Angeles
The branch is part of the Twelfth Federal Reserve Distric and web information is through the web site of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.


Public and government financial management information.


Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)


Foreign Currency Exchange Rates (
Obtain spot rates, which gives you not just the rate, but also the dollar amount conversion. You can get monthly or annual rates at this site.


Foreign Currency Exchange Rates
Federal Reserve site that will give you daily, weekly, monthly, and annual exchange rates for many countries.




This site provides marketing information, including company profiles, credit scores, and a database of potential clients.


Business Code Search
Industry search engine is sophisticated (draws on over 20,000 descriptive terms), simple to use, and FREE! Features:

• Searching by IRS Business Activity Code, 1997 NAICS or 2002 NAICS, or Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) number

• Full title and description keyword searches

• Results showing the relationship between NAICS, IRS Business Activity Codes, and SIC codes

• Results showing the relationship between 1997 NAICS codes and the new 2002 NAICS classifications

• Full industry summaries including descriptions, alternate titles, cross-references and examples


Brentmark Software
Retirement planning tools; taxes on IRA conversions/distributions.


Spidell Publishing Inc.
Source of California tax information for tax professionals.


Government Agencies


California Employment Development Department
Provides tax rates, allowances and withholding schedules, Unemployment Insurance and Disability Insurance information, forms and publications.


California Franchise Tax Board
Information ranging from general California tax information to forms and publications.


California Secretary of State
Elections and voter information, campaign finance information, Business Service Center, and more.


California State Board of Accountancy


California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC)
Qualified Allocation Plan, California Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program Regulations, Market Study and Rent Comparable Guidelines, and more.


California Association of Enterprise Zones
This site is maintained by two government agencies responsible for administering the Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community programs.
Federal publications, government reports and more.


Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Current and past tax years forms are available here.


IRS - Online EIN
Apply for your employment identification number on-line,,id=102767,00.html


IRS's Exempt Organization Search


U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
The SEC's website allows a search of all public company filings (quarterly and annual reports).


U.S. Small Business Administration
Contains free advice on starting a business, obtaining financing (SBA loans), and expanding on existing business.


U.S. Social Security Administration
Official website of the Social Security Administration.


Investment Links

Information on public companies


Genworth Financial
Long term care, retirement solutions, life insurance and wealth management


Mortgage Net
Web site for latest mortgage rates and trends


NRAI Corporate Services
Online investment information on public companies and a variety of other issues


Silicon Investor
Investment page dedicated to technology stocks


Market Watch
Online edition of the Wall Street Journal's Smartmoney Magazine



Stock Exchanges

NYSE Amex Equities
Formerly the American Stock Exchange, acquired by NYSE Euronext in 2008


Chicago Board Options Exchange




New York Stock Exchange


Nikkei Exchange


Charitable Contributions

Value of non-cash contributions
The IRS requires that persons making non-cash contributions put a value on the items donated. A set of valuation guidelines is available at The Salvation Army's website, To access The Salvation Army's guidelines directly, use this link.


Goodwill Industries also provides donation valuation information on its website, You can also download a set of guidelines from Goodwill in PDF format by using this link.

Keeping track of donations with your smart phone

Users of an iPhone, iPod Touch or Droid smartphone can use a specialized application called iDonatedIt to help with their recordkeeping for the IRS. The app is $2.99 and it's available from the iPhone App Store and the Droid Marketplace. Information about iDonatedIt is available at



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