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360 Degrees of Financial Literacy

Excellent website designed by AICPA with articles and tools for every stage of your life (Childhood through Retirement & Estate Planning).

Yahoo! Finance

Good starting point for market information, including historical pricing.

Feed the Pig

The goal of the AICPA's "Feed the Pig" public service campaign is to encourage the 40 million Americans age 25 to 34 to take control of their personal finances (spend less, save more).

Start Here Go Places

Site designed for young people considering a career in accounting.

 

Government Sites

 

Internal Revenue Service

An online resource to find the latest in tax law

IRS Online Tax ID# Application (Formerly Form SS-4)

You may use the Apply ONLINE NOW link at the bottom of this IRS website to apply for an EIN# online.

IRS Tax Calendar for Small Business & Self-employed

This tax calendar includes useful information on general business taxes, electronic filing and paying options, retirement plans, business publications and forms, common tax filing dates and much more.

Social Security Administration

Excellent resource for current and future retirees. Check out the Baby Names databases.

Alabama Department of Revenue

Site provides quick and easy access to a variety of state and local tax information, tailored to meet the needs of taxpayer, business, and practitioner communities.

Employer Posters-AL

This link to the Alabama Department of Labor contains printable images of posters required to be posted by employers for minimum wage, child labor laws, etc.

Employer Posters-Federal

Additional resources from US Dept of Labor concerning employer posters required for small businesses.

Alabama Department of Labor

Site contains state unemployment reporting information as well as employer and new hire registration information.

Alabama Secretary of State

This AL website contains instructions for forming and dissolving corporations as well as voting information.

Alabama State Treasury

Alabama Treasury site contains information on Unclaimed Property, College Savings plans, financial literacy.

FDIC Deposit Insurance Estimator

Use this tool to review your FDIC insurance protection based on account ownership structure at each bank.

 

Income Tax Tools

 

IRS Forms & Publications

Downloadable IRS Forms & Publications.

Hybrid Vehicle Credit Info (IRS)

This IRS page contains the most recent information on hybrid vehicles that qualify for a tax credit.

Alabama Forms & Publications

Scroll down to the bottom of this page to access individual and corporate AL income tax forms.

Salvation Army Deduction Guide

The Salvation Army publishes suggested amounts to claim as deductions for donated clothing, furniture, etc on its website based on FMV from resale at its thrift stores.

Tax Almanac

Free online tax research resource and community.

Standard Mileage Rates (IRS)

Updated listing of standard vehicle mileage rates on IRS website. Written documentation is very important (see our Downloads section for a mileage log you can use).

e-Postcard for Small Tax-Exempt Organizations

Small non-profit organizations whose gross receipts are normally $50,000 or less must now file Form 990-N, also known as the e-Postcard online. Click here for details.

IRS Withholding Calculator

Use this tool to make sure you are having enough Fed tax withheld from your paycheck (see Downloads tab for W-4)

 

Local

 

Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce

Local Chamber of Commerce.

The Cullman Times

Local newspaper serving Cullman county.

Cullman Rotary Club

Local chapter of Rotary International meets every Thursday at noon on the third floor of the All Steak Restaurant in Cullman.

Better Business Bureau of North Alabama

Regional Better Business Bureau.

Cullman County Property Tax Appraisal Info

Mapping application used by Cullman County property tax appraisers. A searchable online plat map of public property tax records.