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IRS - The Basics


Looking for a few basics on the history and mission of the nation's tax agency? Try these:

IRS - An Overview
This provides a snapshot of the role and operations of the IRS.

IRS Timeline
From the Civil War to the 21st Century, the tax agency's work has changed with the times.

IRS Guidance in Plain English
This provides a starting point for understanding some of the basic guidance issued by the IRS. Just remember, we said this is a starting point.

Selected Tax Quotes
Who said tax talk can't be amusing?


Page Last Reviewed or Updated: January 10, 2008