Collections Overview

The collections cover all areas of taxation in domestic and worldwide jurisdictions, including the United States, United Kingdom, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Canada. Content encompasses tax legislation, case law, tax treaties and agreements, cross-border topics, corporate and individual tax planning, low-tax jurisdictions, tax havens, transfer pricing, offshore trusts, tax practice and compliance, and more. In addition, the Research Centre carries a complete collection of CTF publications from 1945 to date.

Canadian Collection International Collection
  • Looseleaf services 
  • Periodicals 
  • Case reporters 
  • Electronic databases*: IBFD, BNAI, TAX Analysts, CCH Tax Research Network, CCH British Tax Library, CCH Australian Tax Library, OECD, ITPA, HEIN Online, RIA Worldwide Tax Law, International Tax Review, Legal Trac, IFA
  • Books – search the online catalog

Access to selected online databases onsite only. Please contact the Research Centre for research assistance
** Appreciation is extended to CICA for a complimentary subscription to Knotia.


The historical collection traces the development of taxation as far back as c. 511 C.E and includes government documents, early editions of texts, and conference proceedings:

  • Copies of the first tax conferences held in Canada from 1923 through 1931 by the Citizens' Research Institute of Canada
  • Canadian Income Tax Acts from 1917
  • Canadian and US Master Tax Guides from 1949
  • Royal Commission on Taxation 1966 Report and Studies
  • Archival government publications (the uncatalogued collection)
  • Budgets, budget papers, estimates, and public accounts of Canada from 1872
  • Provincial budgets (various dates)
  • Books such as Personal Income Taxation: The Definition of Income as a Problem of Fiscal Policy, by Henry C. Simons, 1932.

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Teodora Todorova

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Bonnie Wan

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