Value Added Web Resources

Value Added Web Resources

Finding what you’re looking for on the internet can be quite a daunting task.
The team at North Bethesda CPA has made it a little easier by selecting a few of our favorite places online.

W4
Use this form to determine employee’s federal income tax withholding. This form requires Adobe PDF Reader. If you do not have it, you may download it here.

I9
All employees must complete this form at time of hire for the Immigration and Naturalization Service. This form requires Adobe PDF Reader. If you do not have it, you may download it here.

The Internal Revenue Service
Downloadable tax forms and publications as well as a lot of great tax advice.

Social Security Administration
Learn how the Social Security Administration can help with your retirement, medicare, disability, survivorship and other benefit questions.

U.S. Small Business Administration
You don’t need an MBA to use the SBA. This site outlines everything in plain English. The SBA site contains a wealth of information for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

U.S. Department of Commerce
A thorough overview of the Commerce Department and the organizations under its banner

Federal Consumer Information Center
Not only a catalog of free and low-cost federal publications of consumer interest, but also a wealth of information on other subjects such as product recalls, the latest scams and frauds, and more.

QuickBooks

Save up to 20% on premium business accounting software when you buy from us.

Tucows

The Internet leader in software downloads and reviews. Software for every user, Windows, Macintosh, PDAs, Unix, Linux and more.

C/Net Software

This is a huge search engine giving access to hundreds of thousands of programs plus demos, drivers, upgrades and patches.

Download.com

A C/Net affiliated site offering shareware and freeware programs to download, including software, music, and games.

AVG Anti-Virus

AVG Anti-Virus FREE Edition is a well-known anti-virus protection tool. AVG Anti-Virus FREE is available free-of-charge to home users for the life of the product! Rapid virus database updates are available for the lifetime of the product, thereby providing the high-level of detection capability that millions of users around the world trust to protect their computers. AVG Anti-Virus FREE is easy-to-use and will not slow your system down (low system resource requirements).

Ad-Aware

A download.com 5 star resource, Ad-Aware has the ability to scan your RAM, registry, hard drives, and external storage devices for known data-mining, advertising, and tracking components, usually referred to as spy ware. Ad-aware SE can easily clean your system, allowing you to maintain a higher degree of privacy while you surf the Web. Be warned that ad-aware may disable your file sharing software.

Ardamax Keylogger

Ardamax Keylogger Lite is a free keystroke recorder that captures user’s activity and saves it to a log file. The log file can be viewed as a text or web page. Use this tool to find out what is happening on your computer while you are away, maintain a backup of your typed data automatically or use it to monitor your kids. Also you can use it as a monitoring device for detecting unauthorized access.

Naomi Content Filtering

Naomi is an Internet content filtering program, intended for families and parents in particular. It constantly monitors all Internet connections for inappropriate materials, and immediately closes down the browser if encountered. The programs considerations include obscene or violent contents; pornography in the form of images or texts, as well as sites that popularize drugs, gambling, terrorism, hate propaganda and more.

Investopedia Stock Market Simulation Game
Sign up free and $100,000 of virtual cash is placed in your account. Build your portfolio with any stock that trades on a major North American exchange. Your account simulates all aspects of investing with an online brokerage and tracks what happens to your investments. Continue to test investment strategies and learn advanced trading techniques such as short selling, trading with margin, and buying options. You can even create your own groups and challenge your friends.

Industry Player
This is a free online gaming experience with real competition and real business people, so be prepared for some real challenges. You start with $10 million to invest in up 5 companies. Select from 150 products and begin production. A holding’s rate of capital growth depends entirely on how well a player manages borrowings, product prices, profit margins, production of stock, up-sizing capacity and liquidation to buy into more expensive licenses, as the Holding progresses up the “High Score Rankings”. Trades are in real time and can be with other players or the billions of virtual consumers.

Find My Funds 

Search 29 State Databases for unclaimed property and file your claim online instantly!

FindMyFunds™ is a free website to search for and claim assets that have gone inactive and have been turned over to state unclaimed property programs as required by law for safekeeping.  Types of property being safeguarded include uncashed checks from corporations, financial institutions, banks, insurance companies and municipalities, inactive stock and brokerage accounts, and unclaimed safe deposit boxes.  With over twenty-five states currently participating in FindMyFunds™, there are millions of properties totaling billions in assets available to search and claim on FindMyFunds.com.  New properties are added to FindMyFunds.com each day!

Searching for and claiming your unclaimed property on FindMyFunds.com is easy and secure.  If you find property that you believe is yours, file a claim directly through FindMyFinds.com.  You will receive a separate claim form from each state where property is held.  Visit each state's website directly to upload documentation required to complete your claim, check your claim status, and more!  State governments are safeguarding property for return to the rightful owner.  Click here to visit each state's individual unclaimed property website.

To search for funds in Maryland, click here.

Microsoft MoneyCentral
MoneyCentral is the best source for all your personal finance needs. Get quotes, stock research, portfolio tracking, news, and online bill payment. Keep informed and on track with a broad range of personal finance topics.

CBS MarketWatch
This investment supersite provides links to stock quotes, IRA information, financial news, mutual funds, stock recommendations, investment message boards and much more.

Travelex
The largest airport foreign exchange, foreign currency, currency exchange, Bureau de change and foreign money provider. Providing competitive exchange rates, travelers cheques and online currency converters.

Consumer World
Before you purchase a product or service, spend a few minutes at Consumer World and save yourself the agony of buyer remorse. Research rates and comparison shop until you drop, for everything – cars, travel, credit cards and much more.

ABC’s of Real Estate
Ad-free, in depth, step-by-step tutorials on buying, selling, and mortgaging your home. The site includes a comprehensive glossary of Real Estate terminology. A must visit site for homeowners or prospective home buyers!

CNN.com
CNN.com is the best place for up to the minute news. Superb coverage of major world events as well as a link to local news.

New York Times
An eight page digest of the New York Times presenting the highlights of the front-page articles, the top foreign, national and business news, sports, results, the daily crossword puzzle, and a selection of editorials and commentaries.

The Newspaper Association of America
The Newspaper Association of America provides a large list of U.S. magazines with Web sites. Some contain the full content and back issues of the publication and others are little more than advertising brochures. Most contain information to help and appraiser looking for locational background.

Money Magazine
Money Magazine online edition is a outstanding resource for tax, real estate, insurance and retirement information.

SavingForCollege.com
Learn how to best save for your children’s college education. Find out how 529 Plans and Coverdell Education Savings Accounts can help you save wisely.

U.S. News’ College Center
A vast storehouse of information on higher learning. Take the College Personality Quiz, view the rankings of America’s best colleges, compare several schools with customizable side-by-side comparisons, and that’s just the beginning.

National Council of Higher Education
Based in Washington, DC, the National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs, Inc. (NCHELP) represents a nationwide network of guaranty agencies, secondary markets, lenders, loan servicers, collectors, schools and other organizations involved in the administration of the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP). Since its founding, NCHELP has represented its members on public policy and regulatory issues with the legislative and executive branches of the federal government.

New Clients, Inc.
The leader in client acquisition, practice management and practice sales.

About Tia Cantrell, CPA

Tia Cantrell was born in the Republic of Georgia, in the seaside palm tree shaded city of Sokhumi on the Black Sea. She became a refugee at the age of 13. Her entire family was displaced as a result of a punitive post-Soviet war. Tia’s parents stayed back until the very last day and spent the rest of their lives hoping one day they would get to go back to the home they missed so much. Unfortunately, that’s one dream she has not been able to help them realize.

At 16, Tia became an exchange student and came to an American high school, completely mesmerized by the new culture. She went back to Georgia, and 5 years later her American host parents gave her an opportunity of a lifetime to come back to the US and start a new life in the States. That’s one gift that Tia can never fully repay them for. It was priceless to her.

Tia Cantrell entered college not quite sure of the path she would choose. That changed when Dr. Terrell entered her classroom. She was strong, vibrant, extremely competent with a knack to make the most complex topics easily understood. During her class she would tell stories from when she and her husband owned and operated a public accounting firm for 18 years. She shared that they would help clients from all walks of life. That was the spark that ignited the beginning of Tia’s lifelong love of accounting and finances, a critical trait that makes a true difference in delivering quality solutions to her clients to this day.

That lifelong love was also made possible by a handsome Tennessean she met along her journey. Many years later, with two little girls and their share of ups and downs, they are still going strong and Tia is confident that she wouldn’t change a thing.

As a young mom, and early in my career, I worked in government internal auditing, eventually transitioning to project/program management, leading large-scale financial software implementations, facilitating complex issue resolutions across teams, departments and organizations. (Boy! That’s a mouthful!)

That was all great but I couldn’t live without those numbers (it really is a curse!) so in a parallel path I supported two full-service CPA firms, true giants in their field, David Clampitt, CPA and CJ Babbit, CPA. I was truly fortunate to have had such amazing mentors. These two positions completely influenced my style and the way I approach problem resolution for my own business and individual clients today.

That is why North Bethesda CPA was born: to help me and the employees who share my vision to take a holistic view of your finances and tailor our services to deliver the best value to our clients. Make an appointment with us. You’ll learn for yourself how we can help. Click here to get started. 

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