Useful Internet Links

Check out these websites!  There is a lot of good information and a little fun below.

If you would like a link to your website added, please email Tax@BowersTax.com.  We welcome all our clients to ask for a link to their websites.

Government Websites

1099 Filing Requirements

Please read this article to see if you need to issue 1099's. Pay careful attention to the penalties for not filing required forms.

FinCen - FBAR Filing Requirements

Anyone who has an interest in or signatory over any foreign bank accounts MUST review the filing requirements on the FinCen website. There are heavy penalties for failing to file an FBAR when required.

Healthcare.gov

This is the famous Federal government health insurance marketplace. Personalized health insurance quotes are available here.Remember, everyone is required to have health insurance as of January 1, 2014. Please sign up today if you don't already have insurance.

Internal Revenue Service

Find IRS forms, publications and other income tax related information.

Where's My IRS Refund?

Check the status of your IRS refund.

IRS Withholding Calculator

Once the IRS figures out the 2018 tax changes, they will post a withholding calculator.

California Franchise Tax Board

California's income tax agency is the Franchise Tax Board. Find California forms, publications and other income tax related information.

California FTB Where's My Refund

Check this website if you have not received your refund from California.

Social Security Administration

If you have questions regarding current or future social security benefits use this link to find answers or the closest social security office.

Household Employee Information

Information regarding household employees and when you need to start withholding taxes.

US House of Representatives

Keep up with active legislation in the House.

US Senate

Keep up with active legislation in the Senate.

Charitable Donation Value Guides

Goodwill Non-Cash Donation Value Guide

Here is a guide to estimated values of common items donated to Goodwill. Use the list found here to estimate the value of your Goodwill non-cash donations.

Salvation Army Non-Cash Donation Value Guide

Here is a guide to estimated values of common items donated to Salvation Army. Use the list found here to estimate the value of your Salvation Army non-cash donations.

A Few of Our Clients

Studio Printing, Inc.

Give Ed at Studio Printing a call for all of your printing needs. From wedding invitations to business cards, Studio Printing is your one stop shop.

Mangiamo Restaurant - Manhattan Beach

The best Italian restaurant in Manhattan Beach.

efileSalesTax.com

Software for e-filing sales tax returns for California, Florida, and Illinois. Fast and Easy, integrates with QuickBooks, free technical support, and much more.

Chuck Gardner Photography

Specializing in fine portraiture of children and families on location or in the studio.

Positive Alternative Choices Today

This nonprofit client uses mentored work, learning, fun and play to empower at-risk youths. Many of the youths helped by the program are disadvantaged and are at-risk to join gangs. Please visit their website for more information on how you can help our future.

Marc Shapiro - Author

Our client Marc Shapiro is an author. Check out his website to keep up to date on his current projects!

Escrow LA

Escrow L.A., Inc. is an independent and unaffiliated firm specializing in residential and commercial transactions, including new home sales, re-sales, short sales, probates, refinancing, 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, new projects/tracts, investment properties, relocations and Real Estate Owned (REO) transactions.

Saving for College

College Saving Plans Comparison

Excellent site for comparing various plans and ways to save for college.

California Scholarshare

The official site of the California Scholarshare program. This is the California Section 529 plan.

Stock Trading and Investing - The three primary online trading platforms

TDAmeritrade

Online stock trades and information.

eTrade

Online stock trades and information.

Scottrade

Online stock trades and information.

Research

Credit Karma

You can check your credit score for free at CreditKarma.com. It is completely free and they do not ask for a credit card to sign up.Check your credit score today.

Wikipedia

Wikipedia is the most comprehensive online encyclopedia. You can look up almost anything here.

Credit Report

You are entitled to receive a free copy of your credit report from each credit reporting agency every 12 months. Order your free credit reports here.

Google

The most popular internet search engine. It's fast, accurate and no banner advertisements!

Fun/Cool Sites

IRS Coloring Book

Think the tax man is unfair? Get some revenge by coloring in the pictures found in the IRS Coloring Book. Fun for the whole family.

FaceBook

No need to say anymore.

YouTube

When you have some free time you can find video's on just about anything here. Even the IRS posts videos to YouTube.

yespleasecomedy

yespleasecomedy is a hilarious YouTube channel run by one of our clients. If you need laugh check this out.

Twitter

Check out Twitter if you want to follow the posts of your favorite celebrities, politicians or friends.

Public Broadcasting System

This is the internet site for public television.

Retail Sites

Amazon.com

The second largest ecommerce site in the world (#1 in the US).

Ebay

Online auctions anyone?

CNET

For information and reviews on electronics visit CNET.

News and Information

CNN

Link to CNN for news and financial updates.

MSNBC

Link to MSNBC for news and financial updates.