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Compiled Legislative History Basics

A compiled legislative history gathers pertinent legislative information and/or documents for a piece of legislation or area of legislation. There are a number of compiled legislative histories relating to federal tax laws.


    Citation, Compiled Tax Legislative Histories

    The following citation resources may be informative.

    • Bluebook R. 13.6, Separately Bound Legislative Histories ("The legislative histories of several important acts are published separately (e.g., . . .  the Internal Revenue Acts . . . ). If it would aid the reader in locating the source, a parallel citation may be given to such a separate publication. . . . -> Internal Revenue Amendments, Pub. L. No. 87-834, § 15(a), 76 Stat. 960, 1041–42 (1962) (codified at I.R.C. § 1248(a) (2000)), reprinted in Joint Comm. on Internal Revenue Taxation, 90th Cong., Legislative History of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 , at 473–74 (1967).")
    • TaxCite, Pt. 1, B5, Bound Legislative Histories

      Additional Instruction on Legislative History Research

      Below are links to sources offering instruction on legislative history research.

      Online Sources for Compiled Legislative Histories of Tax Laws

      Below are links to online resources offering compiled legislative histories covering federal tax laws.

      • Taxation & Economic Reform in America Parts I & II, 1781-2010, HeinOnline
        Compiled legislative histories include: Internal Revenue Acts of the United States, 1909-1950; Seidman's Legislative History of Federal Income and Excess Profits Tax Laws 1953-1939; Tax Reform 1986: A Legislative History of the Tax Reform Act of 1986: The Law, Reports, Hearings, Debates. . .; *Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997: A Legislative History of Pub Law No. 105-34.

      Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories (Not specific to Tax laws)

      Below are links to online sources offering compiled legislative histories on federal legislation. These sources are not focused on federal tax laws.


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