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Spring 2006  Page 13

Web Sitings - Gold Medal Tax Resources ......... and answers to the Quiz
Tax Forms  
Anyone who has slowly dredged their way through the IRS site for tax forms and publications during the peak of tax season will love this site. Find federal and state forms and publications, links to various state tax authorities, the IRS bulletin board system, current tax news and information, and more. Includes a calendar of important tax dates throughout the year. From a company that produces commercial-grade tax software.

Internal Revenue Service: Forms and Publications
This site from the Internal Revenue Service includes all federal tax forms, publications, instructions, and regulations, back to 1990. Also includes information about filing extensions. Many of the forms are available in type-in/print-out format.

What's Hot In Tax Forms, Publications, and Other Tax Products
Collection of links to information about tax law changes and changes to tax forms and publications for the current tax year and later. Covers individuals, businesses, and specific tax topics such as excise taxes, estates and trusts, and retirement plans. From the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). 

California Franchise Tax Board
Contains current and prior-year California tax forms, instructions, and publications. Provides information about Netfile, the free e-filing option for California state taxes. Also offers an interactive tool for checking on the status of your refund. 

California Tax Library
A directory of Web resources for California tax information, including forms, publications, rates (including sales and other local taxes), news, laws, state agencies, and more. Maintained by an individual as a hobbyist site.  

  Tax Filing

Free File Home: Your Link to Free Online Filing
This site from the Internal Revenue Services is about Free File, an "online tax preparation and electronic filing through a partnership agreement between the IRS and the Free File Alliance, LLC. In other words, you can e-file... free." This site explains eligibility requirements for this free service, steps to get started, and a list of related FAQs.

Where's My Refund?
"You filed your federal tax return and you're expecting a refund. You have just one question and you want the answer now: "Where's My Refund?" Access this secure Web site to find out if the IRS received your return and whether your refund was processed and sent to you." From the Internal Revenue Service. Taxes
Tax tips, news, and tools are offered as free content at Quicken's TurboTax site. Includes sections for employees, homeowners, landlords, newlyweds, and the self-employed. 

Audits (California)
Information about agencies that audit taxpayers in California: the State Board of Equalization (businesses), the Employment Development Department (business payroll taxes), the Franchise Tax Board (individual state tax returns), and the Internal Revenue Service (federal tax returns). Includes links to documents explaining the rights of the taxpayer. From the State of California, Tax Information Center.

Just For "Fun"

History of the US Income Tax
"If, in the midst of sorting receipts and studying the latest changes in the US income tax laws, you suddenly wonder 'What is the origin this annual ritual in the weeks leading up to April 15th?' here are some places you can go for answers." Features links to the Internal Revenue Service and other resources, images from Library of Congress collections, and reading suggestions. From Ellen Terrell, Library of Congress Business Reference Services.

 Quatloos!: Scams and Frauds Exposed
"This website seeks to educate you about certain types of financial frauds, how these deals really work, and how you can manage your risk of financial fraud." Banking, insurance, tax, and off-shore, and multi-level marketing scams are discussed. Features documents related to tax protester cases, the Nigerian Scam, and the Omega Trust and Trading bank debenture scam. Also includes information on how to report suspected frauds.

The Tax Protester FAQ
This site's purpose is "to provide concise, authoritative rebuttals to nonsense about the U.S. tax system that is frequently posted in misc.taxes, and on web sites scattered throughout the Internet, by a variety of fanatics, idiots, and dupes, frequently referred to by the courts as 'tax protesters.'" It is "a collection of frequently made assertions, together with an explanation of why each assertion is false." Prepared by a tax law attorney. 

Tax Day ... By All the Top Cartoonists!
A collection of tax-themed cartoons appearing in a variety of national newspapers and other publications. From Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoonists Index.

Answers to the Quiz:

1.   California state tax forms are available in a rack near the reference disk on the second floor of the library.  You can download federal tax forms from
2.   Check out the Jackson Hewitt Tax Resource Center for Teachers:
3.   Benjamin Franklin (Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations.  Reference PN 6084.H8 O94 2001).
4.   Scroll through

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