Bristol Community College

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Accounting & Taxation

AAA (American Accounting Association) Super Links

A useful list of websites specifically geared for accounting and finance students.  Topics include accounting associations, standard setters, accounting and professional service firms, government agencies, business and accounting journals, and other useful links.

Accountant's World

Current news and exhaustive lists of links to tax, accounting and financial planning sites.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Online

The AICPA is the premier national professional association for CPAs in the United States. Designed to enhance the effectiveness of the Institute's communications with its members, AICPA Online continues the AICPA tradition of unrivaled service to the profession.  Provides a great deal of information related to accounting in the USA.

Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)

The FASB is the designated organization in the private sector for establishing standards of financial accounting and reporting. These standards govern the preparation of financial reports. They are officially recognized as authoritative by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Included on their website are action alerts; FASB statements and interpretations; articles, reports and other publications; plus numerous links to associated activities and information.

H & R Block

H&R Block's website with information on the best and easiest ways of filing your taxes.  Their "Tax Resources" section has everything from tips from the pros to tax law changes and much more.

Internal Revenue Service

As the government agency responsible for tax collection and tax law enforcement, the IRS provides at their site a wealth of information for individuals, businesses, charities and other non-profits, government entities, tax professionals, and those interested in retirement plans. The site also contains downloadable income tax forms, instructions, and agency publications.

PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board)

This Board, according to their website, is a private-sector, non-profit corporation created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Its purpose is to oversee the auditors of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, fair, and independent audit reports. Their website provides current articles of interest to those in the accounting field PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board)and the full text of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (accessible by typing the name of the Act in their search box). Users can also research proposed standards in accounting and audit documentation and enforcement.

Sarbanes-Oxley

This site provides links to recent developments on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 along with news and current event articles in the area of accounting/accounting fraud. Users can review current SEC rules and regulations with cross-references to specific sections of the Act. Also included at this website are Sarbanes-Oxley disclosure/internal controls; full text of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002; the Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Manual; and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Rules.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

This website presents information about the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and how they regulate and enforce these regulations on financial securities in the United States. The site also provides other services useful in the disclosure of information to investors, such as the EDGAR database, made possible by the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system. This performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the SEC. These reports, including the annual (10k) reports, quarterly, and periodic reports along with numerous other forms and schedules, are presented to the public in the free EDGAR database accessible at this site.

Understanding Taxes

Developed by the IRS, this interactive, instructional tax program is geared for high schools, community colleges, and the general public to help unlock the mystery behind taxes and show real-world applications for what is learned in the classroom.

Yahoo Finance Tax Center

Provides numerous tools and resources on taxes. Includes over 200 articles in their "Tax Guide for Investors" and gives tax tips covering a wide variety of topics.