Information and Research Center
The Society’s library has closed effective April 30, 2013 due to low usage. Learn more
The Society remains committed to providing our members with highly-valued and relevant information which enhances CPA knowledge and competency. This resources list outlines both continuing and new resources including a special discount subscription offer from Thomson Reuters just for our members.
You can subscribe to the Basic View of the FASB's Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) for FREE at http://asc.fasb.org/ by clicking on Order Professional or Basic View and completing a simple registration.
Once registered and logged in, there is an Area listing on the left side of the page. You will want to hover your cursor over those Areas which will expand to Topics, then to Subtopics and finally, Sections.
Navigating through the system is pretty easy, but if you need additional guidance go to Help, FAQ, Learning Guide and About the Codification which are listed on the very first page. You can also cross-reference old standards using the Basic View which is a nice feature.
The Basic View includes browse by topics, limited print functionality and a utility to identify the location of legacy standards.
Annual Subscription $850 - Discounts for Multiple Users. This is a concurrent use product, providing full functionality and advanced navigation features.
The annual print edition of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification® can be ordered online at the FASB store at the cost of $215.
The GASB website includes FREE download of GASB Statements, Concept Statements, Interpretations, Technical Bulletins.
Those publications not currently posted for downloading are available at the GASB Store.
U.S. Government Accountability Office
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) promulgates Government Auditing Standards (the Yellow Book) and other interpretive publications to assist practitioners in understanding the applying the standards.
Auditing Standards Board
The Auditing Standards Board promulgates Statements on Auditing Standards (SAS), Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) and Statements on Quality Control Standards (SQCS), and, as a part of its due process, releases Exposure Drafts of proposed standards. The AICPA also issues interpretive and other publications to assist practitioners in understanding and applying the standards.
Accounting and Review Services Committee
The Accounting and Review Services Committee promulgates Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS) and, as a part of its due process, releases Exposure Drafts of proposed SSARS. The AICPA also issues interpretive and other publications to assist practitioners in understanding and applying the standards
AICPA Technical Hotline
The AICPA Technical Hotline is is an AICPA Member only service providing free, high-quality technical assistance by phone concerning issues related to accounting and financial reporting, auditing and attestation, compilation, and review standards.
- Tax alerts and articles from the ICPAS Taxation Committees
- Tax Hot Links...quick access to forms, departments of revenue, IRS information and more
- Tax Education...find a register for upcoming tax programs
- Tax CPE OnDemand...24/7 access to engaging video courses
- Tax season news, information and resources to help you navigate the filing season
All this and more on the Tax page of the ICPAS website.
Tax Affinity Programs
CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, is a leading provider of publications for tax, accounting, legal and business professionals. Take advantage of preferred pricing on all tax and accounting books. Learn more
Thomson Reuters Online Tax Library
The Illinois CPA Society and Thomson Reuters are again offering Society members exclusive access to a specially-created online library of tax content on the award-winning Checkpoint platform for only a $60 annual subscription fee. Learn more
Resources on Developing a Practice, Marketing Toolkit, Personnel, Owner Issues, Succession and more at http://www.illinoiscpasociety.net/hc-pub-practice-ctr.aspx?id=18080