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Federal Tax Research: Bills

This guide provides information on federal tax law and identifies pertinent print and online resources available through the NYU Law Library.

Tax Bills Basics

"After a bill is introduced in the House, it is referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means, which has primary jurisdiction over revenue bills. . . .The first version of a bill subject to mark-up is often called the Chairman's mark . . ." (House Ways and Means, Portfolio 103-3d, Bloomberg Law) (Footnotes omitted)

"In the Senate, the bill is first referred to the Senate Finance Committe, which has primary jurisdiction in the Senate over revenue bills." (Senate Finance Committee, Portfolio 100-3d, Bloomberg Law)

Citation, Tax Bills

The following citation resources may be informative.

  • Bluebook R. 13.2, Bills and Resolutions
  • TaxCite, Pt. 1, B1, Bills and Resolutions
  • TaxCite, Pt. 3, C., Tax Legislation (Listing citations for commonly cited legislation, as well as associated bill numbers)

Sources of Bills, Current and Historical (Not Specific to Tax Law)

Below are links to a selection of online resources offering current and former federal bills. These sources are not focused on tax bills.

Sources of Tax Bills, Current and Historical