The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the revenue service of the United States federal government. The government agency is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, and is under the immediate direction of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. The IRS is responsible for collecting taxes and the interpretation and enforcement of the Internal Revenue Code.
The United States Department of Labor (DOL) is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, re-employment services, and some economic statistics; many U.S. states also have such departments. The department is headed by the U.S. Secretary of Labor.
The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors’ benefits. To qualify for these benefits, most American workers pay Social Security taxes on their earnings; future benefits are based on the employees’ contributions.
The North Carolina Department of Revenue administers the tax laws and collects the taxes due the State of North Carolina. They do so in an impartial, uniform and efficient manner.
North Carolina Secretary of State supports economic growth, promotes the public trust and fulfills statutory mandates by providing initial infrastructure for corporate organizations and transactions, protecting citizens and businesses from misrepresentation and fraud by providing public access to accurate and timely information, through law enforcement and through the issuance of professional credentials.
The N.C. Department of Labor is charged with promoting the “health, safety and general well-being” of more than 4 million workers in the state. The department serves the needs of the workplace through a variety of programs aimed at making the employees of North Carolina safe.
The North Carolina Association of CPAs (NCACPA) is a member-based organization that offers continuing education and other resources to further the profession and career.
The AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) is the association that develops and scores the Uniform Certified Public Accountants examination. Individuals seeking to qualify for public accountant certification in the United States are required to pass the CPA Examination.