Consumer Resources

Consumer Resources

Consumer Resources

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Financial Literacy

NHSCPA participates in a nationwide effort to help consumers become money-wise managers. The following links are tools to help you with financial decisions-whether you’re starting college, a new business or retiring-and anywhere in between.

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Elder Planning: Life's Transitions after retirement Retirees must prepare for needs related to long-term care, health insurance, investment strategies and end-of-life care. Go
Find a CPA The Find A CPA Directory is an interactive database of participating MSCPA members. Individuals and business owners can use this directory to find the perfect CPA to partner with. Find A CPA in your area that specializes in a particular service or industry. Go
The Top Ten Questions to Ask a Tax Preparer Tips, Hints & Warning Signs Go
WARNING! DRA Announces Continued IRS Telephone Scam The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration is warning the public of an IRS Telephone Scam that appears to be continuing even after tax filing season. Go
Everyone Can Use a Helping Hand Managing your finances is a lifelong journey. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants with Support from the NHSCPA presents 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy. This web site offers lots of information in the form of articles, FAQs and tools to help you make financial decisions at every stage of your life. Go
ALERT - DRA Warns of Fraudulent Email Scam The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration is warning the public of fraudulent emails claiming to come from an employee at the Department attempting to collect money allegedly owed by the email recipient. Go
Tax Tips for Active Duty Military Personnel, Spouses and Veterans The U.S. government offers special tax relief to members of the U.S. armed forces and veterans in recognition of their sacrifices to protect our nation. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants offers the following information about those tax breaks so that active and retired military personnel and their families can get the benefits they deserve. Go
New Hampshire Jump$tart Coalition The New Hampshire Jump$tart Coalition seeks to improve the personal financial literacy of young adults. NH Jump$tart evaluates the financial literacy of young adults; develops, disseminates and encourages the use of standards for grades K-College; and promotes the teaching of personal finance. Go
How to Choose a Tax Return Preparer and Avoid Preparer Fraud Taxpayers who decide they need assistance when preparing a tax return should choose a tax preparer with care and caution. Even if a return was prepared by an outside individual or firm, taxpayers should remember that they are legally responsible for what they file with the Internal Revenue Service. Go
Using Your Accountant More Effectively More than Tax Returns: 10 Ways to Utilize Your Trusted Business Advisor Go
Health Insurance Marketplace Open enrollment is over but see if you can still get coverage through the Marketplace. Go
Verify a CPA License CPAverify provides online reports to employers, professionals and the general public, allowing anyone who may need to verify a CPA's status to check the designation and find out CPA licensing information provided by participating State Boards of Accountancy. Go
SBA Launches Affordable Care Act Web Page & Blog The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) launched a new web page and blog dedicated to educating small business owners about the Affordable Care Act. The new tools will serve as a gateway for small business owners connecting them with information provided by SBA’s federal partners responsible for implementing the law, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Go
New Hampshire Department of Labor Do you have a question regarding your job? Are you looking for a job? Do you know what benefits are available to you? Find everything related to employment in NH on the NH Dept. of Labor website. Go
Feed the Pig The NHSCPA, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and other state CPA societies are partnering with the Ad Council encouraging Americans aged 25 – 34 to Feed the Pig as a key step to building a solid financial future. This website is designed to help you do just that – feed your piggy bank! You’ll find fun tools, a quiz, tons of tips and other resources. They will all help you think through your spending and saving habits, identify ways you can start saving and commit to making changes that will reduce your debt and grow your savings. Go
IRS Taxpayer Assistance The IRS is informing the public that given available resources and shifting taxpayer demands, the IRS has made a number of taxpayer service changes for the 2014 federal tax filing season. Go
AICPA Tax Calculator The Total Tax Insights calculator makes it easier to learn something every taxpayer should know: what you’re paying in taxes. The approximate figure of your tax bill generated with more than 20 taxes to consider may surprise you. But it also may help you think differently about a lot of things – from where to live and what kind of car to drive to whether you should change jobs or shop differently. It’s great information to have as you work toward better tax and financial planning and decision-making. Go
NEW HAMPSHIRE Housing Provides Homebuyers Tax Credit Program New Hampshire Housing recently launched a new program designed to save first-time homebuyers up to $2,000 a year on their taxes. Go