Financial Accounting Standards Board

The designated private sector organization in the U.S. that establishes financial accounting and reporting standards. FASB standards are recognized as authoritative by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)

Working to establish and improve standards of US state and local governmental accounting and financial reporting that will result in useful information for users of financial reports.

Internal Revenue Service

The IRS is the U.S. government agency responsible for tax collection and tax law enforcement. Contains downloadable forms, instructions, and agency publications. It also includes "The Digital Daily," an almost-humorous online newspaper.

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

The PCAOB is a private-sector, non-profit corporation, created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, to oversee the auditors of U.S. public companies to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, fair, and independent audit reports.

SmartPros

Resource-based accounting site with articles, industry news, student study guides, and a directory of firms, associations, and journals.