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Tax Research Databases: Lexis Nexis

Information about how to access and use the tax databases.

Searching by Citation

  1. Access LexisNexis through the Shepard's Citations search page
  2. Enter a citation


Tax Citation Format Examples

IRS Documents

  • 1978-1 cb 24
  • 2005-30 irb 120
  • plr 200709008 (after entering a plr citation, click the link found under 'Citation you Entered')
  • rev proc 2001-6
  • rev rul 2005-46
  •  

Tax Memos

  • 76 tcm 705
  • tc memo 1980-318
  • 78 tc no 11

Tax Cases

  • 36 aftr 659
  • 13 aftr2d 423
  • 46 bta 526
  • 755 f2d 450
  • 102 f3d 763
  • 3 fsupp 640
  • 18 fsupp 2d 481
  • 100 se 788
  • 100 se2d 916
  • 20 tc 614
  • 112 us 94
  • 52-2 ustc p9374

Searching for Tax Law

  1. Search for Tax Law by Keyword
  2. Enter Search Terms
    • Connect words with and, w/s, w/p, w/no. (no. is 1-20)
  3. Limit to Sources
    • All State Tax Statutes
    • Federal Tax Cases & IRS Administrative Decisions, Regulations, IRS Bulletins
    • Treasury Regulations
    • Letter Rulings & Memoranda Decisions
    • Internal Revenue Code
  4. Specify Date

Searching for Federal & State Codes

  1. Search for Federal and State Codes by Keyword
  2. Enter Search Terms
  3. Select Source(s)
    • United States Code
    • Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
    • Federal Register

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