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Federal Tax Research  

This guide provides information on federal tax law and identifies pertinent print and online resources available through the NYU Law Library.
Last Updated: Nov 13, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Tax Hearing Basics

The "Ways and Means [Committee, H.O.R.] is empowered to hold hearings and mark-up sessions . . . During hearings, the committee hears from witnesses on the advisability of the legislation. This can include the Treasury's Assistant Secretary of Tax Policy, high-level IRS employees, tax practitioners, legal scholars, and others." (House Ways and Means, Portfolio, 100-2nd, Bloomberg BNA)

The "Senate Finance [Committee] may hold hearings and markup sessions . . ." (Senate Finance Committee, Portfolio 100-2nd, Blooomberg BNA)


    Citation, Tax Hearings

    The following citation resources may be informative.

    • Bluebook R. 13.3(a), Federal Committee Hearings
    • TaxCite, Pt. 1, B2, Hearings 

      Abbreviations, Tax Hearings

      Below are pertinent abbreviations.

      • House Committee on Ways and Means=H. Comm. on Ways & Means
      • Senate Finance Committee=S. Comm. on Fin.

        Additional Instruction on Legislative History Research

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

        Sources of Tax Hearings

        Below are links to a selection of online resources offering information and materials relating to hearings on federal tax legislation.

        Sources of Hearings (Not Specific to Tax Law)

        Below are links to a selection of online resources offering information and materials relating to hearings on federal legislation. These sources are not focused on tax hearings.


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