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Overview

  • TaxAlmanac is a good resource, but it could be better
  • Imagine how beneficial it would be if Revenue Rulings, IRS Notices, Proposed Regulations, etc. were on TaxAlmanac so they could be searched and linked to in discussions?
  • Your help is needed in adding content to TaxAlmanac!

How to Add Content

  • Pick one of the content types below and follow the instructions
  • NOTE: Please make sure that only content from copyright-free locations are entered into TaxAlmanac. Information which is found to originate from copyrighted sources will have to be deleted, and will thus be a waste of your time and ours. Also, this could cause legal issues that we'd rather avoid.

Revenue Rulings

  • TA has "Quick Link" pages for 1954-2007, but these pages only link to content on another site.
  • We need to obtain the actual text of these rulings and add it to TA.
  • RRs can be found on the IRS website here (they start with "rr")

Instructions

  1. Go to the TaxAlmanac Revenue Rulings page
  2. Select a ruling which we're missing on TaxAlmanac
    1. There are some red links (missing rulings) in 2007 and 2005
    2. Many of the rulings are simply "Quick Link" pages - a link, but no content. These need to be converted to have the content of the rulings.
  3. Go to the IRS "early drop" directory
  4. Scroll down until you find the Revenue Rulings, which start with "rr-"
  5. Look for the ruling with the year and number that we need and open it up.
  6. That should be in PDF format. Right click on the pdf and select the item "Select All". All of the text should be highlighted.
  7. While holding the Ctrl key down, press the "C" key. This should copy all of the highlighted text into your buffer.
  8. Go back to the TaxAlmanac page, click on the red link for the ruling you've just copied, click in the edit window, and while holding the Ctrl key down, press the "V" key to paste in the contents.

IRS Announcements

Status

  • TA has links to IRS Announcements from 1997 through 2007, but very little of the actual pages.

Instructions

  1. Go to the TaxAlmanac Announcements page
  2. Select an Announcement which we're missing on TaxAlmanac
  3. Go to the IRS "early drop" directory
  4. Scroll down until you find the Revenue Rulings, which start with "a-"
  5. Look for the announcement with the year and number that we need and open it up.
  6. That should be in PDF format. Right click on the pdf and select the item "Select All". All of the text should be highlighted.
  7. While holding the Ctrl key down, press the "C" key. This should copy all of the highlighted text into your buffer.
  8. Go back to the TaxAlmanac page, view the page for the announcement you've just copied, select "Edit this page" at the top, click in the edit window, and while holding the Ctrl key down, press the "V" key to paste in the contents.
  9. Save the page.

IRS Notices

  • Main page is at Notices
  • TA has links to IRS Notices from 1998 through 2007, but very little of the actual pages.
  • Notices can be found on the IRS website here (they start with "n-", "n", or "not")

Private Letter Rulings

  • Main page is at Private Letter Rulings
  • TA doesn't have any PLRs yet.
  • Does anyone know of a copyright-free source for these items?

Proposed Regulations

Revenue Procedures

  • Main page is at Revenue Procedures
  • TA has links to Revenue Procedures from 1998 through 2007, but very little of the actual pages.
  • RPs can be found on the IRS website here (they start with "rp")

Treasury Decisions

Technical Advice Memoranda

Actions on Decisions

  • Main page is at Actions on Decisions
  • AODs can be found on the IRS website here
  • TA has a complete set from 1997-2006. Newer/older entries needed

IRS News Releases

  • Main page is at News Releases
  • TA doesn't have any IRS News Releases yet.

Internal Revenue Bulletins

  • Main page is at Internal Revenue Bulletins
  • TA has IRB "skeletons" for mid-2003 through 2007. These contain the IRBs, but not the actual content (such as TDs, Rev. Ruls., etc.)
  • IRBS can be found on the IRS website here

Lower Priority Items

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