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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 For example, notices can be used to relate what regulations will say in situations where the regulations may not be published in the immediate future.
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Compustat provides accounting information for US firms. Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) provides access to market data for US firms. Both are accessed through the Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS). WRDS includes financial datasets such as company accounting information, stock price information, patent information, operational business information and more for firms and in the US and around the world. Fairfield University subscribes to these services through the Dolan School of Business and provides access to them for students and faculty of the university.
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