New Employee Forms


W4
Use this form to determine employee’s federal income tax withholding. This form requires Adobe PDF Reader. If you do not have it, you may download it here.

I9
All employees must complete this form at time of hire for the Immigration and Naturalization Service. This form requires Adobe PDF Reader. If you do not have it, you may download it here.

Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act
To be completed by new employees.

Financial Links


Microsoft MoneyCentral
MoneyCentral is the best source for all your personal finance needs. Get quotes, stock research, portfolio tracking, news, and online bill payment. Keep informed and on track with a broad range of personal finance topics.

CBS MarketWatch
This investment supersite provides links to stock quotes, IRA information, financial news, mutual funds, stock recommendations, investment message boards and much more.

Travelex
The largest airport foreign exchange, foreign currency, currency exchange, Bureau de change and foreign money provider. Providing competitive exchange rates, travelers cheques and online currency converters.

Government Links


The Internal Revenue Service
Downloadable tax forms and publications as well as a lot of great tax advice.

Social Security Administration
Learn how the Social Security Administration can help with your retirement, medicare, disability, survivorship and other benefit questions.

U.S. Small Business Administration
You don’t need an MBA to use the SBA. This site outlines everything in plain English. The SBA site contains a wealth of information for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

U.S. Department of Commerce
A thorough overview of the Commerce Department and the organizations under its banner

Federal Consumer Information Center
Not only a catalog of free and low-cost federal publications of consumer interest, but also a wealth of information on other subjects such as product recalls, the latest scams and frauds, and more.

Our Friends


Safeguard by Matt Dempewolf
Safeguard, by Matt Dempewolf & Associates, has been serving the valley & foothill communities for over 30 years. Matt began working for his father over 20 years ago and purchased the business in 2001. We offer business printing, promotional products, corporate apparel, filing systems and other office forms. Let us assist you in promoting your business, outfitting your staff with apparel imprinted with your name & logo, thanking customers, and recognizing employees. We also offer a wide wage of business printing & forms solutions from checks, business cards & stationary, to brochures, post cards and direct mail capabilities. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

Fagalde|Albertoni|Flores, LLP
Fagalde|Albertoni|Flores, LLP was founded in 2010 in the City of Merced, California. The firm has attorneys with experience in multiple practice areas including Family Law, Business Litigation, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation, Corporations, Trust Litigation, Probate and Estate Planning, Real Property, Creditor’s Rights, Appeals, Construction Law, Municipal Law, Juvenile Law, Guardianships, and Conservatorships. You can contact us through our Merced office at (209) 384-8800 or through our Mariposa office at (209) 966-3007. We can also be reached at www.mercedlaw.com

Spriggs, Inc.
We are constantly devoted to making your business better by making you more efficient at controlling your company\’s document management and workflow. Spriggs Inc. is a leading provider of quality Konica Minolta and Hewlett Packard office machines in the San Joaquin valley. Spriggs is a leader in the field of computer networking and document storage. We provide a quality staff designing and servicing Microsoft networks. We truly are your One-Stop Technology Shop! We treat each client as our most important one in all of our business dealings. After all, no one cares how much you know until they know how much you care! Our technicians all have received extensive training in all aspects of technology and service, both locally and through certified national programs sponsored by Konica Minolta, Hewlett Packard and Microsoft. We are large enough to create the document workflow solutions you demand, yet small enough to add the human element essential to your success.

Valley Business Center
Valley Business Center is the place to find great discount office furniture for service to Merced and Mariposa. You can find great deals on quality furniture. They deliver for free and set everything up for you when they get it to your office or home. Call Kevin Kennedy today at (209) 722-6222

Law Office of Sharon E. Rucker
734 W. 18th Street Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-6532

Paychex, Inc. by Lori Clark
Paychex, Inc. is a recognized leader in the payroll and human resource industry, serving approximately 572,000 businesses nationwide. 7355 N. Palm Ave. Suite 100 Fresno, CA 93711 (559) 432-1100 Fax: (559) 438-2133

Robert J. Tyler Ameriprise Financial
As a financial advisor focusing on working with mature clients, I can give you the extra confidence that comes from a partnership with someone who understands your financial goals, needs and dreams. You\’ll feel comfortable knowing that my primary focus is on creating a one-to-one relationship that provides tailored financial solutions specific to your needs.

Leap/Carpenter/Kemps Insurance Agency
Choosing the right financial advisors to help you grow a successful business and/or achieve personal financial independence is critical. You’ll want an accomplished insurance advisor, a knowledgeable accountant and the right banking and investment advice. Properly protecting your growing assets also requires special expertise. You can certainly spend too much to insure what you have, but the cost of inadequate protection can be devastating. The insurance professionals at Leap/Carpenter/Kemps Insurance Agency can help assess your exposure and develop a plan to cost-effectively minimize your potential for loss. So whether it is workers compensation coverage and health benefits for your business, or homeowner and personal liability coverage for your family, let the knowledgeable staff at Leap/Carpenter/Kemps Insurance Agency be part of your team of valued financial partners.

Valla & Associates, Inc.
Business lawyers involved in all aspects of the representation of mid-market companies, with a strong emphasis on representing foreign companies entering or strengthening their position in the US market.

Century 21
Century 21 Real Estate LLC is the franchisor of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organization, providing comprehensive training, management, administrative and marketing support for the CENTURY 21 System. The system is comprised of approximately 7,000 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices and 100,000 agents in 73 countries and territories worldwide. CENTURY 21 Real Estate is recognized as a leader in e-marketing and has received numerous awards. The CENTURY 21 System is actively increasing its presence globally, with international operations throughout Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. Contact us to learn more about bringing the most recognized brand in real estate to select markets in the U.S. or countries and territories abroad!

Central Valley Community Bank
Central Valley Community Bank, founded in 1979 as Clovis Community Bank, is a California State chartered bank with deposit accounts insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The Bank commenced operations on January 10, 1989, in Clovis, CA, with 12 professional bankers and beginning assests of $2,000,000. Currently, CVCB operates 17 full-service offices in Clovis, Fresno, Kerman, Lodi, Madera, Merced, Modesto, Oakhurst, Prather, Sacramento, Stockton & Tracy, plus Commercial, Real Estate, SBA & Agribusiness Lending Departments. Investment services are provided by Investment Centers of America, and Central Valley Community Insurance Services, LLC, provides financial & insurance solutions for business and individuals. NOw with over 230 employees & assets of over $887,000,000 as of September 30, 2012, CVCB has grown into a well-capitaliazed institution, with a proven track record of financial strength, security & stability. Yet despite the Bank’s growth, it has remained true to its original “roots” – a commitment to its core values of integrity, trustworthiness, caring, loyalty. leadership & teamwork. In the Merced area, contact Susan Armsrtong, Branch Manager, or Rosie Nunes, Small Business Development Officer at 3337 G Street Suite B. Merced, CA 95340. (209) 725-2820.

Berliner-Cohen Attorneys at Law
For over forty-five years, our commitment to serving the legal needs of the Northern California business community & beyound has allowed our firm to grow in size & sophistication with our clients & the region. Today, with offices in San Jose & the vibrant communities of Merced & Modesto, we are one of the largest San Jose-based law firms. For clients in the Merced area, contact Alan D. Niebel at 2844 Park Ave. Merced, CA 95348. Phone number (209) 385-3789 or email alan.niebel@berliner.com.

Allstate Insurance
For clients in the Central valley area, contact Art Kasabian, Regional Sales Manager. Allstate Benefits 1407 N. Cortona Ct. Visalia, CA 93291. Cell phone number (559) 308-4564. E-mail akasb@allstate.com.

American Tax-Credits Group, Inc.
Our mission at American Tax-Credits Group, Inc. is to provide special tax-credits consulting services to all businesses and accounting firms throughout California. We strive to operate our business with integrity in all our business relationships and meticulous attention to detail, crucial factors for optimizing and securing the considerable benefits that are available to our clients. Tax-Credits are designed to spur the growth of individual businesses and the communities they serve. ATG is here to make sure that that happens. If you have any questions, contact Corey Echols, Account Executive, at (559) 322-4645 or by email at cechols@amtcg.com.

Internet Resource


HotMail
Free e-mail accounts from Microsoft.

E-Bay
The buy and sell all of the internet auctions, trades, and commerce. Accounts start with $10 of credit!

Priceline
Name your price on airplane tickets, cars, mortgages, hotel rooms, and home equity loans!

News And Magazines


Fox News

New York Times
An eight page digest of the New York Times presenting the highlights of the front-page articles, the top foreign, national and business news, sports, results, the daily crossword puzzle, and a selection of editorials and commentaries.

The Newspaper Association of America
The Newspaper Association of America provides a large list of U.S. magazines with Web sites. Some contain the full content and back issues of the publication and others are little more than advertising brochures. Most contain information to help and appraiser looking for locational background.

Pathfinder Site
A site created by Time Warner with access to many newspapers, bulletin boards, chat sessions and other media material. This site is in a constant state of radical revision. Time, Time Daily, People, People Daily, Life, Nightly News, Money Daily, Asiaweek and National Review online.

Money Magazine
Money Magazine online edition is a outstanding resource for tax, real estate, insurance and retirement information.

Software Links


QuickBooks
Save up to 20% on premium business accounting software when you buy from us.

Tucows
The Internet leader in software downloads and reviews. Software for every user, Windows, Macintosh, PDAs, Unix, Linux and more.

C/Net Software
This is a huge search engine giving access to hundreds of thousands of programs plus demos, drivers, upgrades and patches.

Download.com
A C/Net affiliated site offering shareware and freeware programs to download, including software, music, and games.

AVG Anti-Virus
AVG Anti-Virus FREE Edition is a well-known anti-virus protection tool. AVG Anti-Virus FREE is available free-of-charge to home users for the life of the product! Rapid virus database updates are available for the lifetime of the product, thereby providing the high-level of detection capability that millions of users around the world trust to protect their computers. AVG Anti-Virus FREE is easy-to-use and will not slow your system down (low system resource requirements).

Ad-Aware
A download.com 5 star resource, Ad-Aware has the ability to scan your RAM, registry, hard drives, and external storage devices for known data-mining, advertising, and tracking components, usually referred to as spy ware. Ad-aware SE can easily clean your system, allowing you to maintain a higher degree of privacy while you surf the Web. Be warned that ad-aware may disable your file sharing software.

Ardamax Keylogger
Ardamax Keylogger Lite is a free keystroke recorder that captures user’s activity and saves it to a log file. The log file can be viewed as a text or web page. Use this tool to find out what is happening on your computer while you are away, maintain a backup of your typed data automatically or use it to monitor your kids. Also you can use it as a monitoring device for detecting unauthorized access.

Naomi Content Filtering
Naomi is an Internet content filtering program, intended for families and parents in particular. It constantly monitors all Internet connections for inappropriate materials, and immediately closes down the browser if encountered. The programs considerations include obscene or violent contents; pornography in the form of images or texts, as well as sites that popularize drugs, gambling, terrorism, hate propaganda and more.

Education Links


SavingForCollege.com
Learn how to best save for your children’s college education. Find out how 529 Plans and Coverdell Education Savings Accounts can help you save wisely.

U.S. News’ College Center
A vast storehouse of information on higher learning. Take the College Personality Quiz, view the rankings of America’s best colleges, compare several schools with customizable side-by-side comparisons, and that’s just the beginning.

National Council of Higher Education
Based in Washington, DC, the National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs, Inc. (NCHELP) represents a nationwide network of guaranty agencies, secondary markets, lenders, loan servicers, collectors, schools and other organizations involved in the administration of the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP). Since its founding, NCHELP has represented its members on public policy and regulatory issues with the legislative and executive branches of the federal government.

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