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Tax Law - Federal

This guide is primarily focused on sources for researching basic federal tax law in the United States.

IRS Publications

IRS Publications are guides the IRS puts out annually to help Taxpayers correctly file their taxes, and inform individuals of the changes in the tax law. The Publications update annually, and you should look at the publication for the tax year in question. 

Print Treatises

Electronic Databases

Law Reviews and Journals


WestlawNext Treatises

Lexis Advance Treatises

CRS Reports

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) serves the Congress throughout the legislative process by providing comprehensive and reliable legislative research and analysis that are timely, objective, authoritative, and confidential, thereby contributing to an informed national legislature.

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