Magazine article The CPA Journal

Website of the Month: Accountant.Intuit.Com

Magazine article The CPA Journal

Website of the Month: Accountant.Intuit.Com

Article excerpt

Accountant.intuit.com is a website designed to provide resources for professional users of the Intuit family of tax and accounting software products. Several excellent free features that make this website a good tool for non-Intuit customers as well. While the intended audience is practicing accountants, there also are resources for educators and students.

The homepage of accountant.intuit.com is obviously commercialized, with much of it devoted to promoting Intuit products. The main navigational tool is the horizontal menu bar at the top featuring "Products," 'Training & CPE," "Resources," "Member Programs," "Support," and "Community." The main menu is the key to the website's organization, and the easiest way to browse the available resources is to review the main pages, which are similar in style to the homepage. The center sections of the main pages provide an overview of the available content, which is replicated in a leftside vertical index.

Resources

New users should begin exploring this website on the "Resources" page, which offers access to the QuickBooks library, tax resource center, test-drive products, discussion forums, ProConnection articles, practice development, helpful product tips, request a speaker, advisor spotlight, and other resources. Many of these materials are available to the public; those restricted to Intuit members are indicated by a key symbol. Most of the features are from Intuit, but some are external websites.

One of the best non-product-related resources can be found buried near the bottom of the "Resources" page, under other resources. "Links to Accounting Websites" presents over 250 sites organized under associations and organizations, auditing, certification. Federal government, financial planning, portals, and publishers and publications. Websites are also provided for state boards of accountancy, state CPA societies, and state public accountant associations. Financial calculators are also hidden under other resources. There are more than two dozen tools under home finance calculators, retirement calculators, personal finance calculators, investment calculators, and tax calculators.

The Tax Resource Center on the "Resources" page offers connections to several external websites organized under tax links and E-File resources. …

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