There are many great sites on the World Wide Web but trying to actually find those great sites can be a frustrating experience. We have compiled a list of Websites that we have found to be helpful resources of information. When you click on a link, a new window will pop up. Close the window when you are ready to return to this page.
The Internal Revenue Service
Home of the IRS on the Web. The IRS has definitely done a nice job on their Website.
Check IRS Refund Status
Track your tax return through the IRS website.
Washington State Department of Revenue
Contact the Washington State Department of Revenue.
Social Security Department
Request your projected Social Security Benefits on-line (and get answers to other questions concerning Social Security). There is no cost to this service, and you receive a response within a few weeks. You can send in as many requests as you wish.
WA State Master Business License - On-line Electronic Filing
Apply for a Master Business License on-line.
Self-Employed Retirement Plan Maximum Contribution Calculator
Easiest way to compare retirement contribution plans if you are self-employed.
Employment Screening Services
It is easier to hire than to fire. Use this site to perfrom background checks on potential new hirees.
Great website to help answer your questions about the new HSA (Health Savings Account) medical insurance plans.
What's my car worth?
Converting a car from personal to business use? Donating your car to charity? Selling or buying a car? Look up the value.
Are you charitably inclined? Go to Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund.
Tax deductions for charitable giving are significant. You can accelerate your deductions while controlling the timing and amount of the grants to the charities that you support. You receive most of the benefits and prestige of a family private foundation without the costs or administrative hassles.
Hiring a new bookkeeper? Follow this link to order a free bookkeeper exam.
Saving for College
This site explains and compares section 529 college savings programs. A tax-free way to save for college for someone you care about.
Big Charts - Charting a World of Investment Information
Big Charts offers both up to date current stock quotes as well as historical data.
FXConverter - Currency Converter
FXConverter is a multi-lingual currency converter with both current and historical exchage rates for 164 currencies.
Interactive Legal Documents
Incorporate, form an LLC, and prepare many other legal documents
Incorporate using an easy to use on-line service.
State of Washington-Apply for Incorporation
Incorporating in the State of Washington. Download the forms here.
State Individual Income Tax Rates
Planning on moving? Here is a link to check state individual income tax rates.
Sole Proprietorships Can Deduct 100% of Medical Costs
AgriPlan (for farmers) and BizPlan (for small business owners) are Internal Revenue Code Section 105 Medical Reimbursement Plans available to business owners across the nation. To qualify for AgriPlan or BizPlan, a business owner must be able to legitimately employ his or her spouse.
Is your charity a qualified 501(c)(3) organization? Check here.
Fidelity does a great job comparing four popular retirement plans for self-employed individuals and small corporations.