Tax Research Basics
Learning objectives

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify online tax research tools
  • Recognize primary and secondary research authority
  • Apply research to internal documentation and client opinion letters
  • Recognize professional responsibilities of the tax professional
Instructor Tara Fisher

Instructor bio

Tara Fisher has been practicing international tax for over 15 years. Her professional background includes working for the U.S. Congress Joint Committee on Taxation, the national tax practice of Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and the University of Pittsburgh. During her time with Congress, Tara worked on the Senate Finance Committee's investigation of Enron Corporation and assisted with the ratification of bilateral income tax treaties with the United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia. While working for PwC, Tara was stationed abroad in London, where she advised European companies investing in the United States. Tara's extensive international and government experience led to the creation of two new courses at the University of Pittsburgh's Katz Graduate School of Business--Tax Policy and International Tax. Tara is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of Pennsylvania and Virginia and holds both a Bachelors and Masters degree from the University of Virginia.

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