Database of the Month: Bloomberg Tax

Bloomberg Tax provides users with online access to statutes, regulations, tax codes, court cases, and expert analysis, articles, and commentary on tax planning. Practice tools such as tax prep guides, checklists, tax forms, and sample documents are included. Topic areas include Federal, State, and International.

Bloomberg Tax enables users to access the BNA Tax Management Portfolios. Tax Management Portfolios are an encyclopedic resource that provides detailed breakdowns of tax issues. Tax Management Portfolios index and provide full-text access to primary source materials that cover tax cases, regulations, and relevant statutes, and including links to the IRC. Bentley’s Bloomberg Tax subscription include BNA’s U.S. Income; Estates, Gifts & Trusts; and U.S. International portfolios.

The Federal section of Bloomberg Tax also includes a number of useful practices tools, from Federal tax forms and calculators to sample client letters, compliance statements, and transactional diagrams.

Those looking for primary and secondary resources related to state tax topics can use the State content area of Bloomberg Tax, to find expert analysis, including the BNA State Tax and Sales & Use Tax portfolios. As in the Federal content area of Bloomberg Tax, the State area provides practice tools that include state tax forms, client letters, and state tax diagrams. Primary source material in the State area includes statutes, regulations, and constitutions. For those who want to keep abreast of state tax topics can browse the News & Commentary section.

The International area of Bloomberg Tax provides expert analysis via the BNA International portfolios, which include Foreign Income, Country, and Transfer Pricing portfolios. Practice tools include Withholding Tax Chart and VAT jurisdictions. Primary source materials include tax treaties and transfer pricing portfolios.

Guides, Tutorials, and Help

For help using Bloomberg Tax please consult the database’s Help Center, download the Bloomberg Tax Quick Reference Card, or view Bloomberg Tax’s video tutorials. Reference librarians can provide research assistance in person at the Reference Desk and via email, phone (781.891.2300) and chat.


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