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revenue ruling

n. a published opinion of the Internal Revenue Service stating what it would rule on future tax questions based on the same circumstances. These rulings are of general use to taxpayers, tax preparers, accountants and attorneys in anticipating tax treatment by the IRS. They have the force of law until otherwise determined by the federal tax court or a new revenue ruling. (See: income tax)

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The court disagreed with this interpretation as revenue ruling 1999-7 neither defines "metropolitan area" nor references another official standard.
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The IRS released revenue ruling 2003-102 in September of last year.
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The recent Revenue Ruling 2000-2 on qualified terminable interest property trusts (QTIPs) is consistent with the Treasury regulations that have governed QTIPs for many years and renders the much-contested Revenue Ruling 89-89 obsolete.
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