The Reference Shelf
Two comprehensive, up-to-date reference works: The 1998 U.S. Master Tax Guide, a dense 640 pages of fine print, includes rate schedules, tax tables, and checklists ($37.95). Larger type and looser prose make the 1998 U.S. Master Employee Benefits Guide's 660 pages easier to read. It covers everything from child care to wellness programs ($49). Both from CCH Inc. (800-248-3248).