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Federal Tax Research: News Releases

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

News Releases Basics

"A news release is issued when there is a significant need to alert the general news media (as distinguished from the commercial 'tax services' and the financial, professional, and trade publications that normally disseminate information published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin)." (Inventory of IRS Guidance Documents — A Draft, Tax Notes Today)

Citation, News Releases

The following citation resources may be informative.

  • TaxCite, Pt. 1, C, 3f, IRS Pronouncements in Secondary Sources
  • 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 News Releases