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Taxation and investment go hand in hand. An investor should keep up with the tax laws for planning purposes. This page suggests several online resources.

IRS official information

The IRS's search engine is available at the top of each page. Advanced Search should be used to narrow the scope of intended results.

For those looking for tax changes, every IRS form instruction contains a "What's new" section that's easy to read and is authoritative.

Third-party information

While third parties (those other than the IRS) can often times provide valuable insight, readers are cautioned that the IRS is the only official source of information.


Fairmark provides links to recent featured articles on tax planning and investing, plus an update on recent developments in legislation, IRS guidance, and at

Fairmark Newsletter, stay current on tax developments

Just as highway funds were set to run out, Congress passed a highway bill and President Obama signed it into law July 31, 2015. To pay for the bill without raising tax rates, Congress included some new compliance provisions that will affect some recipients of inherited property, owners of partnership interests, and taxpayers with mortgages.

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You don't have to report taxable income for the value of identity protection services you receive because of a data breach where you work or shop.

The post A Tax-Free Fringe You Hope You’ll Never Need appeared first on

The IRS now offers an easier way to report many capital gain transactions.

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We've added two new articles to our online guide to Roth Retirement Accounts dealing with backdoor Roth IRA contributions.

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The 2015 edition of our book on Roth retirement accounts, Go Roth!, is now available. This update reflects changes in tax rates, legislation and IRS guidance through January 15, 2015.

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