While the IRS Exempt Organizations' political organizations disclosure search and download applications are temporarily unavailable, the IRS is providing an alternative database of filings made in July 2013. This includes more than 1,000 copies of already filed Forms 8871, 8872 and 990-POL. The August filings will be made available in the near future. The IRS expects to relaunch the database this fall. Details: www.irs.gov/uac/Political-Organizations-Filings-July-2013.
National Small Business Association's 2013 Mid-Year Economic Report shows an improved overall economic outlook for America's small-business owners. When compared with five years ago, 40 percent of small-business owners said today's economy is better off - the highest it's been in five years. Details: www.nsba.biz.