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Federal Tax Research: Notices

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

Notice Basics

"A notice is a public pronouncement by the Service that may contain guidance that involves substantive interpretations of the Internal Revenue Code or other provisions of the law." (Notice Defined, IRM §

"Notices are public announcements issued by the Internal Revenue Service. Notices appear in the Internal Revenue Bulletin and are included in the bound Cumulative Bulletin." (Miscellaneous Documents, IRM §

"IRS Notices are public pronouncements containing guidance that involves substantive interpretations of the code or other provisions of the law. Notices may also be used for materials that would be appropriate for an announcement, but otherwise need to be preserved in the Cumulative Bulletin. . . ." (Inventory of IRS Guidance Documents — A Draft, Tax Notes Today)

Citation, Notices

The following citation resources may be informative.

  • Bluebook T1.2, Federal Administrative & Executive Materials ("Cite all other Treasury materials, including Delegation Orders (Deleg. Order), Treasury Orders (Treas. Order), Treasury Directives (Treas. Dir.), Notices, Announcements, and News Releases to the Cumulative Bulletin, Internal Revenue Bulletin, or Internal Revenue Manual (IRM), if therein. Otherwise cite by number and date issued . . . I.R.S. Notice 84-9, 1984-1 C.B. 341.. . .")

Sources of Notices

Below are links to select sources offering notices.