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Tax Accounting: Recommended Public Websites

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Government Sites

  • 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).
  • IRS Tax Statistics This site has some interesting data compiled from tax returns filed by individuals, corporations, charities and so forth.
  • Here is 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

Tax Policy Center 

  • Co-sponsored by The Urban Institute and Brookings Institutions.
  • Information includes 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.