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Notes about Understanding IRS Primary Documents

What is the Internal Revenue Code? Title 26 of the U.S. Code contains nearly all of the federal tax laws. This title is commonly referred to as the "Internal Revenue Code" (IRC) or sometimes simply as "The Code."

What is a Regulation? A regulation is issued by the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department to provide guidance for new legislation or to address issues that arise with respect to existing Internal Revenue Code sections. Regulations interpret and give directions on complying with the law. Regulations are published in the Federal Register.

What is a Revenue Ruling? A revenue ruling is an official interpretation by the IRS of the Internal Revenue Code, related statutes, tax treaties and regulations. It is the conclusion of the IRS on how the law is applied to a specific set of facts

What is a Revenue Procedure? A revenue procedure is an official statement of a procedure that affects the rights or duties of taxpayers or other members of the public under the Internal Revenue Code, related statutes, tax treaties and regulations and that should be a matter of public knowledge. It is also published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin.

What is a Notice? A notice is a public pronouncement that may contain guidance that involves substantive interpretations of the Internal Revenue Code or other provisions of the law. For example, notices can be used to relate what regulations will say in situations where the regulations may not be published in the immediate future.

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The links below point to brief informational guides for creating accurate citations. For more complete information, consult the original books at the library (see call numbers below) or contact a librarian.

 

 

APA

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Ref. BF 76.7 .P83 2010

Chicago:

Author-Date System

Notes-Bibliography Style

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Ref. Z 253.U69 2010
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MLA 

Ref.  LB2369.G53 2016

 

 

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RefWorks is a tool that will help you manage the resources you use for your research, and create citations and bibliographies when you write your papers. The RefWorks User Guide will help you set up your RefWorks account and get started using it.

 

EasyBib is a citation and research management tool that helps you create citations for your sources and keep you organized during the research process. The EasyBib EDU User Guide will help you set up your EasyBib EDU account and get started using it.

 

 

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