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Federal Tax Research, Third Edition

by Joni Larson, Dan Sheaffer, Catherine McCollum

2022, 400 pp, paper, ISBN 978-1-5310-2360-7


Teacher's Manual available

Federal Tax Research (Paperback)

Second Edition

by Joni Larson, Dan Sheaffer

Tags: Taxation

Teacher's Manual available

380 pp $55.00

ISBN 978-1-5310-2001-9
eISBN 978-1-61163-627-7

This is the 2020 paperback printing of the 2011 hardback edition. This book's 2015 update is available by clicking here.

The book addresses various areas in which a researcher may be immersed — everything from the legislative history of a statute to underlying regulations to interpretive case law. Along the way the book considers various types of tax-related court opinions, a myriad of government-generated documents, and law review articles and journals.

Considerable attention is given to both the authoritative weight of each document and how it can be located. Research in international tax, a complex and dynamic area, is discussed in great detail. Finally, the book provides strategies for organizing information into a written document, such as a response to an information document request or a brief to be filed with the Tax Court.

Throughout the pages of Federal Tax Research, examples of real-life situations, practice notes, research tips, and snippets of court opinions add breadth and life to the technical information.

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