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Business and Public Management -

Accounting & Taxation

Websites Books Databases Catalog


The websites listed are not the only websites available for accounting or taxation information. For a complete list of websites recommended by the business librarian, please refer to the master list found in the Accounting and Taxation Recommended Websites section of our business and public management webpages. 

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

At the AICPA there are links to the Online Journal of Accountancy, CPA exam information, career resources, accounting standards, accreditations, audit and attest standards, and their annual report.

CPA Requirements and Registration Instructions by State

This website lists links for the CPA reviews. An interactive map allows you to select certain states and find their CPA requirements. This site also includes international CPA requirements.


Web CPA provides links to news, publications, and career links. In addition, the site provides some industry rankings—top 100 firms, top 100 people, and top 100 products.

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The following list of titles may be found in the Business Reference Department of the Spencer Road Branch Library. To locate other print resources on accounting and taxation, please search the library's catalog.

Wiley Gaap 2007: Interpretation and Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
BR 657.0218 Wiley
These books provide information on generally accepted accounting practices currently in use. The book is broken up in four major sections that are titled Financial Statements, Major Accounting Areas and Reporting, Foreign Operations and Derivative Instruments, and GAAP in Specialized Industries.

J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax
BR 336.242 J.K. Lasser's
This annual guide gives simplified information on filing Federal income tax returns.

Bender's Tax Return Manual
BR 336.242 Bender's
This annual book gives detailed tips on how to fill-out Federal tax forms. Exhaustive explanations are given as to the information this is required to complete the forms along with some examples.

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The library district subscribes to several online databases that may help you with your research. Those with a "Remote Access" button can be used from your home computer with a valid library card.

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When searching the catalog for books on accounting you may want to do a subject or title keyword search using one or more of the following terms:

corporations accounting
home economics accounting
managerial accounting
small business accounting

Following the link to the library's catalog will take you out of the Business & Public Management web pages and into the main library pages.

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