Listed below are a few websites we find to be especially helpful. Just click on the link to be transferred to one of the following sites:
Nebraska Department of Revenue
(http://www.revenue.state.ne.us/): Provides free information for individuals, businesses, and charities and the answers to other frequent Nebraska state tax questions.
Internal Revenue Service
(http://www.irs.gov/): This site has everything related to IRS—from “Where’s My Refund?” to all those complicated rules and regulations IRS develops. It has information for individuals, businesses, and charities and the answers to other frequent federal government tax questions. As a government-sponsored site, the information is provided free of charge.
Social Security Online
(http://www.ssa.gov/). Do you have questions or doubts about your social security? Look here first.
Real-Estate Ownership, Assessment, and Taxation (Lancaster County)
(http://www.lincoln.ne.gov/cnty/assess/property.htm): This government-sponsored site provides basic information for free. (Some services have a small fee; for example, there is a charge for copies of deeds.) Find out who owns the house next door, when it was purchased, the assessor’s worksheets and valuation, the real estate taxes paid, and more.
Secretary of State’s Office (Nebraska)
(https://Nebraska.gov/sos/): This is the official website of the Nebraska Secretary of State. One common use of this site for our firm is to determine if a business name (corporation) is registered. The search and basic information are free; there is a charge for copies of the Articles of Incorporation or other official documents. The specific sub-site for the corporate search is https://Nebraska.gov/sos/corp/corpsearch.cgi?nav=search.
Nebraska Unclaimed Property
(https://treasurer.Nebraska.gov/up/): This is the official site where the Nebraska treasurer lists all unclaimed property that is being held by the State of Nebraska. Search by name to see if you or someone in your family has unclaimed property.
State Specific Legal Forms
(http://www.uslegalforms.com/): This private site has over 36,000 different legal forms available. Search by state or by topic.
Department of Motor Vehicles
(http://www.dmv.org/): This is also a private site, but provides access to anything you could possibly need from a local DMV.
National Weather Service
(http://www.nws.noaa.gov/): This site is sponsored by the federal government and allows free access about the weather anywhere in the United States.
(http://www.oanda.com/): This private site (Oanda) provides a currency converter–both current pricing and historical exchange rates are available. Though this is a privately-run site, the information is free. The site is simple to use and provides the type of information helpful for foreign travelers. Results can be printed in table or graph form. Multiple currencies can be printed at the same time.
(https://fiscal.treasury.gov/fsreports/rpt/treasRptRateExch/TreasRptRateExch_home.htm): This is sponsored by the U.S. Treasury and provides the “official” currency exchange rates that are required to be used for reporting foreign financial assets on the FINCEN114 forms.
U.S. Savings Bond Calculator
(http://www.treasurydirect.gov/BC/SBCPrice): This link will give you the current value of a single bond.
Savings Bond Wizard
(http://www.treasurydirect.gov/indiv/tools/tools_savingsbondwizard.htm): Download this program; the application will then be on your desktop. If you have multiple bonds and/or wish to track the current value monthly, this is the way. When you open the program, you will be able to enter (and save) all of your U.S. Savings Bonds and track original cost, current value, next interest payment date, final maturity date, and more for each bond and in total.
Non-Cash Contribution Valuations
Either the Goodwill or the Salvation Army site will give you a guideline on what value to place on your non-cash contributions.
http://www.goodwill.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Donation_Valuation_Guide.pdf for Goodwill. https://satruck.org/Home/DonationValueGuide for Salvation Army
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