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Accounting Resources: Government Websites

Selected U.S. Government Organizations

Accounting and Financial Reporting Guidance:
Accounting offices at the SEC are organized such that the Commission has an Office of the Chief Accountant that is responsible for establishing and enforcing accounting and auditing policy. Additionally, the Divisions of Corporation Finance, Enforcement, and Investment Management each have a Chief Accountant's Office that supports that Division. (From website)


Central Accounting Reporting System (CARS):
Handles accounting and reporting for all federal agencies.


Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCen):
A bureau of the U.S. Treasury, FinCen's goal is to safeguard the financial system and promote national security through the collection, analysis and dissemination of financial intelligence.


Government Accountability Offices (GOA):
An independent, non-partisan agency that works for Congressand  whose goal is to investigate how the federal government spends taxpayer money.  Also produces The Yellow Book which provides a framework for conducting high quality audits.


Internal Revenue Service (IRS):
Administers and enforces federal revenue law. 


Joint Committee on Taxation:
It is a nonpartisan committee of the United States Congress, with an experienced professional staff of economists, attorneys, and accountants, that assists Members of both houses of Congress on tax legislation.


Chief Financial Officers Council (CFO):
It is an organization of the CFOs and Deputy CFOs of the largest Federal agencies, senior officials of the Office of Management and Budget, and the Department of the Treasury who work collaboratively to improve financial management in the U.S. Government. (From website)


U.S. Tax Court:
Offers a national forum to resolve disputes between taxpayers and the Internal Revenue Service.