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H&R Block: The Tools & Reference
section of H&R Block's site offers tips, forms and a
variety of calculators, providing the facts you need at tax
Revenue Service: The IRS' website is chock-full of tax
information, forms and publications. Once you're at the site,
click on "Tax Info for Business," which appears at the
bottom of the page, then proceed to "Small Business
Corner" for tax data affecting entrepreneurial companies. You
can also check out the "Internal Revenue Bulletins"
section, which provides you with the most recent IRS rulings. The
agency's Market Segment Specialization Program Audit Techniques
Guides are also available from this site.
Quicken.Com Taxes: This well-organized and
graphically attractive site includes a good deal of tax information
particularly useful for entrepreneurs. A sample of the information
available includes payroll, federal, sales and state tax
obligations. A section labeled "Answers to Your
Questions" provides help on doing your books. Links to tax and
accounting websites are also offered.
Business Taxes & Management: One of the best sites for
those entrepreneurs looking for in-depth tax information, it
includes updates of federal rules, summaries of revenue rulings and
procedures, and small-business links. Small Business Taxes &
Management has been providing tax and management guidance to small
and midsized businesses since 1980. The site is updated daily,
Monday through Friday.
Accounting Sites Directory: This directory site serves as
an index to numerous tax and accounting sites on the web.
Maintained by Schmidt, it's designed to be a starting point to
use when searching for tax and accounting information and services.
It offers a subject-specific directory, and topics run the gamut
from federal tax law to policy and reform. A click on "Tax
Topics" provides a list of tax sites, including a link called
"Small Business Taxation," which offers very useful tax
information geared toward small and midsized businesses.
Prophet: Robert L. Sommers, a San Francisco tax lawyer with
more than 23 years of experience, is "The Tax Prophet."
In his solo practice, Sommers represents entrepreneurs and small
companies and is very familiar with the tax issues important to
them. Site surfers can find useful tax information under the
headings "What's New," "Hot Tax Topics,"
"Frequently Asked Questions," "Tax
Publications" and "Cyber Surfing." Topics of
interest to entrepreneurs include finding the right tax
professional and what to do if you get audited. As you can see,
there are a good many online tax sites ready to provide useful
information and advice. Just be sure to use them carefully, and
always obtain the advice of your accountant on any change that will
affect your particular situation.
Resources on the Web: Finance executive Alan G. Kalman
organizes his directory of direct links alphabetically by tax
subject. The site is designed to serve as a portal for individuals
and small-business taxpayers wishing to gain easy access to the tax
assistance and resources available on the Internet. One of the
links, "Business Entities," provides a number of topics
for business taxpayers, including "Tax Aspects of Selling Your
Business," as well as "Starting a Business and Keeping
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