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Online Tax Resouces

  • IRS Web Site
    Tax forms, IRS publications, current regulations by topic, Internal Revenue bulletin, written determinations, and IRS GuideWire.
  • Legalbitstream
    Free internet access to Tax case law, IRS Materials and Tax Legislation<
  • TaxProf Blog
    "...the only web source of resources, news, and information of interest to law school tax professors in their scholarship and teaching."


This Research Guide is designed to assist students in the Tax Concentration Seminar and Estate Planning Seminar. For any questions regarding your tax research contact: Tony Pelczynski (x4768).


Warren Gorham & Lamont (WG&L) are publishers of many recognized and authoritative treatises in Federal Taxation.  All WG & L Tax Treatises are available on Westlaw and selected major treatises are available on Checkpoint

Print Treatises available in the UC Law SF Law Library

Tax Articles

Academic and Law Review Articles

To locate tax articles in Law Reviews, search for topic in the Index to Legal Periodicals and Books.  This index allow you to search for articles by title and subject. Often the index will link to the full text of the articles. To locate a law review article by cite or by title, use HeinOnline.

Use Google Scholar to search for articles in Law Reviews, SSRN, current working papers and other tax scholarship,

Search Full Text Law Reviews on Westlaw or Full Text Law Reviews on Lexis to find articles that cover your topic.

Are there non-legal issues to review for your topic?  Proquest Central is a database that covers business, political science, accounting and social science articles.

Tax Practice, Tax Planning Articles and Current Awareness Services
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Current Awareness Sources

Tax Current Awareness Sources enable you to update your reserach issue. These resources are updated daily or weekly and cover all aspects of Federal Taxation-- so these are the best places to find new case law, proposed legislation and regulations, new guidance and analysis of current topics:

  • Tax Notes
    Federal, state and international tax news and commentary.  Searchable full-text documents from courts, Congress, and government agencies and departments. Updated daily.
  • BNA Daily Tax Report
    Current awareness service for Federal, State and International Taxation. Includes news, analysis and links to relevant full-text documents.
  • Tax Management Weekly Report
    Weekly source for concise reports on legislative, regulatory, judicial, and policy developments from the Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, the courts, and Congress. The Report also provides articles on new and emerging areas of taxation.

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