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Federal Tax Research: Prior Versions of the IRC

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

Prior Versions of the IRC Pages

Below are links to the pages located under the tab, "Prior Versions of the IRC."


When using a source to locate a prior version of the Code (say IRC of 1954), be sure you note the "as of" date of the law. 

Citation, Historical Tax Laws

The following citation resources may be informative.

  • Bluebook R.12, Statutes
  • TaxCite, Pt. 1, A, Internal Revenue Code & Federal Acts
  • TaxCite, Pt. 3, C., Tax Legislation (Listing citations for commonly cited legislation, as well as associated committee reports)