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Tax Practicum 2010    

 

Lawrence D. MacLachlan
Director of Research and Instruction Services

Topic: General Searching Web Sites, Tax Specific Web Sites and Electronic Resources

UMKC School of Law http://www.law.umkc.edu/ 

Law Library http://www1.law.umkc.edu/Library/  Library Publications; tax related See also: Research Resources for Solo/Small Firms re: intellectual analysis

Library Information > MERLIN Catalog at http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/ 
          sample search All MERLIN key words < executive compensation > #15 ILL example

          About the Library http://www1.law.umkc.edu/Library/aboutus.htm 
          Library Hours http://www1.law.umkc.edu/Library/HOURS.HTM and
          Inter Library Loan http://www1.law.umkc.edu/library/umkc_ill.html 

Student Information > LLM Tax Resources at:
           http://www1.law.umkc.edu/faculty/callister/tax_resources.htm 

Bar Exam information at  http://www1.law.umkc.edu/academic/barexam.htm 

Law School Calendar at http://www1.law.umkc.edu/academic/calendar/index1.htm 

Plagiarism Policy at http://www1.law.umkc.edu/academic/plagiarism.htm 

Law Library – Subscription Databases: CCH, Congressional, RIA

Research Bookmarks at http://www1.law.umkc.edu/Library/bookmarks.htm 

Federal Legislation: THOMAS – Library of Congress http://thomas.loc.gov/ 

Main page:     current congress; bill text / sponsor

Left Panel:     Bills, resolutions and Congressional record: 1989 –
                     Committee Reports: 1995 –
                     Government resources, especially committee web pages;

Default is current Congress, also Search Multiple Congresses

Search 111th Bill Text <wall street>  #6 H.R. 4173 became PL 111-203
Bill Summary & Status H.R. 4173
       Conf. Rpt. 111-517
       Congressional Record citation for floor debate
       CRS Summary
       All Actions/Major Actions: With Links
                 Introduced in the House: Committee on Financial Services
                 Also to Senate Committee on Banking > S. Report

Back to main page of THOMAS > Government Resources > Senate/ House Committees

Law Library > Research Bookmarks and Folder #9 : Executive and Federal Agencies at
         http://www.loc.gov/rr/news/fedgov.html 

Department of the Treasury at: http://www.ustreas.gov/ Internal Search Box top right

Press Room link to subscribe to an e-mail subscription service for news and current events

Treasury Offices and Bureaus > Offices: http://www.ustreas.gov/offices/ Offices focus on policy development

Office of Domestic Finance at http://www.ustreas.gov/offices/domestic-finance/ 
          Includes Key Initiatives and note links including Resources

Office of Economic Policy at: http://www.ustreas.gov/offices/economic-policy/ 
         Economic Policy Research Paper Series at http://www.ustreas.gov/offices/economic-policy/papers/index.shtml 
         Testimony and Reports at http://www.ustreas.gov/offices/economic-policy/speeches_testimony_refund.shtml 

Office of Tax Policy at: http://www.ustreas.gov/offices/tax-policy/. Note RESOURCE links to:
         US Congress Joint Committee on Taxation at : http://www.jct.gov/ 
         US House Committee on Ways and Means at : http://waysandmeans.house.gov/ (see Hearings and Testimony)
         US Senate Committee on Finance at : http://finance.senate.gov/ (see Hearings)
         Office of Management and Budget at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/ 
                  The Legislative Information link within the OMB site contains Statements of the
                  Administration’s Policy on Appropriations Bills at:
                  http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/legislative/sap/index.html 
                 Testimony at : http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/legislative/testimony/index.html 
                 And Reports to Congress at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/legislative/index.html 

Back to the Treasury Main Page at: http://www.ustreas.gov/  then to Bureaus at:
         http://www.ustreas.gov/bureaus/  and to the IRS at http://www.irs.gov/ 
         Bureaus focus on implementation

Review Content of the IRS website include Keyword search option.

Under Businesses http://www.irs.gov/businesses/index.html?navmenu=menu1  topics include:
         Coordinated Issue Papers: http://www.irs.gov/businesses/article/0,,id=96445,00.html
         Tax Code & Regulations : http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=98137,00.html  

Under Tax Professionals at: http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/index.html?navmenu=menu1  
         Topics & Resources in left frame which includes Basic Tools for Tax Pros > Reference
         Materials: IRS Bulletins, IRS Manual; Code, Regs & Guidances;

         IRS Resources: (left side panel) Forms and Publications

Forms and Publications include:
         Forms and Instructions: http://www.irs.gov/app/picklist/list/formsInstructions.html
         Pubs and Notices: http://www.irs.gov/app/picklist/list/publicationsNoticesPdf.html 

Back to the Law School Research Bookmarks folder #12 Missouri is the State of Missouri
         website at: http://www.mo.gov/ 

Under My Government is a link to elected officials and specifically the Missouri House and Senate websites;
         or go directly to the General Assembly
         http://www.moga.mo.gov/  which links to the Revised Statutes of Missouri at:
         http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutesearch/  of which Title X addresses Taxation and
         Revenue at: http://www.moga.mo.gov/STATUTES/STATUTES.HTM#T10 

Also under My Government are links to state agencies including the Department of Revenue at:
         http://dor.mo.gov/  which has tax material at http://dor.mo.gov/tax/
         Tax Forms: http://dor.mo.gov/forms/ Search by known number or category
         Personal Tax: http://dor.mo.gov/personal/ Search or select by Right Frame
         Business Tax: http://dor.mo.gov/business/ New Business, Established Business, Right Frame Options
         Tax Professionals: Off of the Business Tax right frame: http://dor.mo.gov/pros/
         Electronic Filing: http://dor.mo.gov/electronic/ 

Other business organization and tax related forms may be found at the website of the
         Missouri Secretary of State at: http://www.sos.mo.gov/ 

Under the link for Businesses: General Services & Filing – Downloadable Forms
         http://www.sos.mo.gov/business/corporations/forms.asp 

Lexis - Areas of Law – Tax – Also Transactional Advisor
         See Also      Research Tasks – Tax Analysts Tax Notes, Tax Notes Pending Legislation
                            Other Tax Topics – 26 USC; Administrative Materials, Treatises
         Cheryl Clark contact information for further training: cheryl.clark@lexis-nexis.com 

Westlaw – Tabs - Directory – Topical – Tax
         See   Cases and IRS releases;   RIA incl. ToC ;   WGL treatises
         Marie Robb contact information for further training: marie.robb@thomsonreuters.com 

Westlaw Legislative History tab flow chart