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 time.
Internal 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.
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
Small 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.
Tax and 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.
The Tax 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.
Tax 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 Records."