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Touch Tax Mobile App

The Touch Tax Mobile (Tax Deskbook App), by Com-Lab Mobile, provides tax students and attorneys convenient offline access to the entire Internal Revenue Code  as well as all of the Treasury Regulations. The Internal Revenue Bulletins (which have Revenue  Rulings and Procedures, Announcements, and Notices) are available from July 7, 2003, with the option of linking to the PDF copy of each issue from the IRS's website. This app is currently available for Apple and Android devices as well as the Blackberry Playbook tablet with the costs ranging from $0.99 to $5.99, depending on your device. The statutes and regulations are current through April 2012, which is consistent with the selected tax statutes and regs. that are in the supplements required for tax law courses. Users can browse the primary tax sources and use the basic keyword search feature as well as obtain a list of regulations related to particular code sections.

Tax Almanacs

Tax almanacs save tax attorneys an enormous amount of time by providing quick practical tax related information in one paperback source. Specifically, they contain tax tables such as those related to 2012 tax rates and earned income tax credit as well as convenient steps for preparing returns, changes in tax statutes and regulations, and an overview and analysis of virtually every tax issue ranging from partnership issues and business expenses to charitable donations. There are annotations to primary sources of tax law such as the code, treasury regulations, case law, and pronouncements as well as references to practice guides such as the Standard Federal Tax Reporter (CCH) and the United State Tax Reporter (RIA).

The library has the following tax almanacs in it's collection, which are updated annually:

2013 U.S. Master Tax Guide(CCH) (KF6365.C53)Federal Tax Handbook 2013(RIA/Thomson Reuters, also available on WestlawNext and the Thomson Reuters Checkpoint database) (KF6289.P7)201…

Legal Resources to Help You Celebrate ‘International Migratory Bird Day’

Tomorrow, May 11, is International Migratory Bird Day.In honor of this holiday, Nota Bene is proud to present this collection of resources as a reference when dealing with issues relating to migratory birds, and as a source of legal information to delight and amaze your friends.*
The United States first addressed the state of migratory birds with the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, followed by the Migratory Bird Conservation Act of 1929.Since then, a number of statutes have been passed to further enhance protections for migratory birds.Updates to statutes and regulations, along with general information about migratory birds, are available from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Local birdwatchers already know that Texas is a prime destination for birding.For those interested in becoming birdwatchers, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has published guides on migratory birds and how to watch them.
Birdwatchers may not be aware that laws protecting birds cover feathers as well as …