For the Public
Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
Arkansas Society of CPAs, along with the American Institute of CPAs, the American Red Cross and the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) offers a comprehensive guide to preparing for and recovering from disasters.
With unfortunate natural disasters including tornadoes, flooding, and other catastrophes which occur in Arkansas and nearby states, you may be vulnerable to storm damage. Put your financial disaster plan in place before it's time to batten down the hatches. Visit the links below for more information.
- Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses, from the IRS
- Reconstructing Your Records, Tips from the IRS
- Recovering Financially and Replacing Vital Documents, American Red Cross
- Picking Up the Pieces After a Disaster Guidebook, American Red Cross
- Guide to Financial Planning Post Disaster and for the Future
AICPA Benevolent Fund for CPAs
The AICPA Benevolent Fund was created to support AICPA members with short-term personal financial needs. For example, the Fund can potentially help individuals who are experiencing temporary loss of income, increases in cost of living, insurance deductibles, and replacement costs associated with natural disasters. The Fund focuses its assistance on individual members (rather than businesses).
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy is a free program from the nation's CPAs that offers a set of comprehensive guides to assist you in managing your finances at every stage of your life. Visit the site for an index of articles, tools and FAQs grouped by age range and situation to make it easy to find the information you need.
Tips for Tax Preparation
Many people each year will be looking for someone to help them file a tax return. Taxpayers are responsible for all of the information on their income tax return, no matter who prepares the return. These taxpayers should choose their tax return preparer wisely.
Tools for Small Businesses
Whether you’re starting a business, growing your business, or stepping up to run a family business, you need the right tools and information to help you make sound financial decisions. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants provides a selection of resources tailored specifically to small business owners.