Tax Research Guide

Researching United States tax statutes, case law, regulations and administrative material

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Starting Tax Law Research

Start your tax research with Tax Notes which includes tax news, cases, regulations, statutes, administrative guidance, treaties along with analysis by tax experts. 

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To get legal research off to a quick start, always start with secondary sources.  Law review articles, books or treatises, legal encyclopedias and law dictionaries give you analysis, context and explanation of your legal research topic.  Secondary sources provide footnotes full of citations to key primary laws (cases, statutes and regulations) and additional secondary sources on a topic. 


Start your research with law review articles. It's the best starting point for most legal research.

Legal jargon confusing?  Find definitions of legal terms.

Black's Law Dictionary

American Jurisprudence 2d (Am Jur)

American Law Reports