Web Site Review: Taxmap

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Screenshot of Tax Map website

Where: http://taxmap.ntis.gov/taxmap/tmhome.htm

Who: Internal Revenue Service

What: US Tax Law Research

Overview: Taxmap offers free, on-site searches of tax forms, publications and topics. You can search by specific document type, topic or use more general search terms to find a topic map of a particular subject. Taxmap was designed to assist IRS help center personnel respond to tax questions asked by taxpayers.

Highlights

  • Site use is free, and you’re not required to register or provide personal information.
  • The site loads quickly, has a simple, eye-pleasing layout, and is easy to navigate.
  • The menus are consistent on every page.
  • The databases are organized by topic, for quick keyword searching.
  • Linked material includes forms and publications, frequently asked questions and related topics so you can refine your search.

Potential Drawbacks

  • The on-site search engine offers a simple keyword search, which may return an overwhelming number of hits.
  • The site is strictly do-it-yourself document retrieval. You won’t find interpretations of tax law, like those in subscription tax research services.
  • The material is taken directly from IRS publications, and you’ll get the answers an IRS help center employee would give, which may not be as useful as you need.

Opinion: Taxmap is a good starting point for research and quick answers, though you’ll want more detailed information if you’re seeking solutions to complex questions.

Taxing Lessons Final Grade: B

Review Policy Disclosure: Taxing Lessons receives no compensation for web site reviews and has no affiliation with the reviewed sites.

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