Among the many useful websites from U. S. government agencies there are several that seem particularly relevant to the current economic situation in the United States:
Provides a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. It is published eight times a year.
Dedicated to helping find and report suspected cases of financial fraud.
Provides a state-by-state listing of where federal tax dollars are spent and what they are spent for. Vermont ranks 51st among the states for 2009.
The Health Care Reform legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and signed into law by President Obama is available on GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys). To view the electronic versions of the legislation, debate and vote click here for the press release: http://www.gpo.gov/pdfs/news-media/press/10news12.pdf.
Copies of various state and federal income tax forms and booklets are now available in the display racks at the Information Desk in the library. Many additional forms can be found online at the website of the Internal Revenue Service, at http://www.irs.gov/. If your adjusted gross income was $57,000 or less in 2009, you can use new Free File software to prepare and e-mail your taxes online. The software can be accessed at the IRS website.