American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, founded in 1887, is the world largest association representing the accounting profession, with nearly 377,000 members in 128 countries. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, non-profit organizations and federal, state and local governments.

Visit the AICPA website at www.aicpa.org

Internal Revenue Service

The IRS is organized to carry out the responsibilities of the secretary of the Treasury under section 7801 of the Internal Revenue Code. The secretary has full authority to administer and enforce the internal revenue laws and has the power to create an agency to enforce these laws. The IRS was created based on this legislative grant. Section 7803 of the Internal Revenue Code provides for the appointment of a commissioner of Internal Revenue to administer and supervise the execution and application of the internal revenue laws.The IRS website allows you to print forms, retrieve a small business Tax kit, file your taxes and view frequently asked questions of the IRS, and retrieve the latest tax information.

Visit the IRS website at www.irs.gov

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. Corporate filings submitted electronically to the SEC are available, including 10-K annual reports and proxy filings.

Visit the SEC website at www.sec.gov

California Franchise Tax Board

The California Franchise Tax Board is responsible for administering two California’s major tax programs: Personal Income Tax and the Corporation Tax. The Board also has the responsibility for administering other nontax programs such as Political Reform Act audits, Delinquent Vehicle Registration, Court-Ordered Debt, and labor law violations.

Visit the California FTB website at www.ftb.ca.gov

Government Finance Officers Association

The GFOA is the professional association of state/provincial and local finance officers in the United States and Canada, and has served the public finance profession since 1906. GFOA members are dedicated to the sound management of government financial resources. With 17,500 members, the GFOA has experienced a steady growth in the past 10 years, adding more than 5,000 finance professionals to the organization. The GFOA continues to provide leadership to the government finance profession through research, education, and recommended practices.

Visit the GFOA website at www.gfoa.org

California Society of Municipal Finance Officers

The California Society of Municipal Finance Officers is the statewide organization serving all California municipal finance professionals. CSMFO members are deeply involved in the key issues facing cities, counties, and special districts in the State of California.

Visit the CSMFO website at www.csmfo.org