Resource Links

Accounting Associations and Organizations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
AICPA Online
www.aicpa.org

 

CalCPA
www.calcpa.org

 

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.
www.nascio.org/

 

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.
www.frbsf.org

 

FinanceNet
Public and government financial management information.
www.financenet.org

 

Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
www.fasb.org

 

Foreign Currency Exchange Rates (Oanda.com)
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.
www.oanda.com

 

Foreign Currency Exchange Rates
Federal Reserve site that will give you daily, weekly, monthly, and annual exchange rates for many countries.
www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/releases/statisticsdata.htm

 

General

 

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

 

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

www.naicscode.com

 

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

 

Spidell Publishing Inc.
Source of California tax information for tax professionals.
www.caltax.com

 

Government Agencies

 

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

 

California Franchise Tax Board
Information ranging from general California tax information to forms and publications.
www.ftb.ca.gov

 

California Secretary of State
Elections and voter information, campaign finance information, Business Service Center, and more.
www.sos.ca.gov/

 

California State Board of Accountancy
www.dca.ca.gov/cba/

 

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.
www.treasurer.ca.gov/CTCAC/

 

California Association of Enterprise Zones
This site is maintained by two government agencies responsible for administering the Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community programs.
www.caez.org

 

FedWorld.gov
Federal publications, government reports and more.
www.fedworld.gov

 

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

 

IRS - Online EIN
Apply for your employment identification number on-line
www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=102767,00.html

 

IRS's Exempt Organization Search
www.irs.gov/app/pub-78/

 

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

 

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

 

U.S. Social Security Administration
Official website of the Social Security Administration.
www.ssa.gov

 

Investment Links

Hoover's
Information on public companies
www.hoovers.com/

 

Genworth Financial
Long term care, retirement solutions, life insurance and wealth management
www.genworth.com

 

Mortgage Net
Web site for latest mortgage rates and trends
www.mortgage.net

 

NRAI Corporate Services
Online investment information on public companies and a variety of other issues
www.nraicorporateservices.com

 

Silicon Investor
Investment page dedicated to technology stocks
siliconinvestor.com

 

Market Watch
Online edition of the Wall Street Journal's Smartmoney Magazine
www.marketwatch.com

 

 

Stock Exchanges

NYSE Amex Equities
Formerly the American Stock Exchange, acquired by NYSE Euronext in 2008
www.nyse.com/markets/nyse-mkt

 

Chicago Board Options Exchange
www.cboe.com

 

NASDAQ
www.nasdaq.com

 

New York Stock Exchange
www.nyse.com

 

Nikkei Exchange
http://asia.nikkei.com

 

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, www.salvationarmyusa.org. To access The Salvation Army's guidelines directly, use this link.

 

Goodwill Industries also provides donation valuation information on its website, www.goodwill.org/get-involved/donate. 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 www.idonatedit.com.

 

 

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