Tax Research on the Internet
Field of Study:
The digital divide is upon us! There are those who are getting on the information highway and those who will be left behind. This
course gives the practitioner the ability to immediately access information-rich tax Websites at tremendous savings. Emphasis will
be given to the substantial speed and cost advantages of the Internet over traditional paper and CD tax “services.” If you want “instant”
tax information that’s down to the wire - this is the course.
After completing this course you will be able to:
- Recognize the mobility of Internet sites and how to monitor such lo-cation changes, and identify ways that the Internet is changing the tax and legal professions.
- Determine what constitutes the “Internet,” recognize its evolution noting contributing organizations and specify ways that it can serve cli-ents, benefit users and maintain professional skills.
- Cite differences between the Internet and the World Wide Web, recognize how to navigate the Web using browsers and hyperlinks to access information, identify the function of favorites or bookmarks, and locate sites that catalog hyperlinks.
- Determine how to access the Internet safely and efficiently by choosing appropriate hardware, implementing security measures, and identify the parts to an Internet connection noting their function and how to optimize performance.
- Specify ways to connect to the Internet including cable, satellite, and modem, identify the function of modems noting the importance of modem speeds and how to connect a modem disabling conflicting ser-vices, and locate computer chip speed.
- Identify Internet service providers (ISPs) and on-line information services, specify the features of supplied and offered browsers, and de-termine how to “surf the net” by typing a URL into an address bar noting the function each part of the address.
- Recognize the online threat protection provided personal information and data.
- Specify how to securely and politely send and receive e-mail with at-tachments, identify the components of an e-mail address, recognize the use of e-mail software and multiple service accounts, and determine how to organize and filter e-mails, identify the differences between newsgroups and mailing lists noting professional mailing lists focused on tax issues.
- Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of Internet tax research, identify online libraries, site lists, newsgroups and individual websites for current and pending federal and state tax law, articles, newsletters and developments, determine how to e-mail legislative representatives, and locate tax forms.
- Determine how to search using Boolean connectors, automated searching, and intelligent browsing, locate an all-in-one site for a case, legislation and regulation search, and identify a gateway site that sum-marizes tax sites by category.
General understanding of federal income taxation.
Type of Delivery Method:
Recommended CPE Credits:
Final examination expiration date:
The program participant will have one year from the date of purchase to complete the course and the final examination.
Refunds and Cancellations:
A full refund will be given if the customer submits a request by email within 15 days of purchasing the course by using the "Contact Us" link on the left side of the web page. We will appreciate if the customer provides a reason. However, no refund will be granted after the qualified assessment (Final Test) has been completed. Customers can submit their complaints or concerns by using the "Contact Us" link.
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