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Tax Accounting: Recommended Public Websites

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Government Sites

      IRS.gov   You can search assorted topics in all IRS publications or specifically in the  Internal Revenue Bulletin, Internal Revenue Manual, Tax Regulations  -- for example Regs 1.46-3(d)(2).

The name of the more-specialized Tax Statistics database says it all. This site (produced by the IRS) has some interesting data compiled from tax returns filed by individuals, corporations, charities and so forth.

Click here to see a screenshot of the At-a-glance screen disclosing for the most recent tax year when data was tabulated and analyzed these kinds of statistics:

  • how many of a certain type of return were filed (individual, corporate, S-Corporations, etc.) 
  • how much money was paid by filers in each category
  • the percent of people claiming standard deductions and more.

Please note: For tax forms themselves, the main IRS link at the top of this box is the place to go.

Independent Organizations

The Urban Institute and Brookings Institution's co-sponsored    site tracks topics including legislation, analysis, tax tables, and more. It also includes a  tax calculator that lets you see what effect proposed or new tax legislation would have on your tax obligation in future tax years.