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Pharmaceutical Industry Overview


"This document is not an official pronouncement of the law or the position of the Service and cannot be used, or cited, or relied upon as such."

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    A. Purpose of Industry Overview
    B. Use of the Intranet and Internet
    C. General History of Industry Specialization Program (ISP)
    D. History of Pharmaceutical ISP
    E. Industry Specialist Staffing (Technical Advisors in LMSB
    F.   LMSB Industry Staffing
    G.   History of Industry
  2. Trends 
  3. Industry Terms 
  4. Accounting Principles 
  5. Industry Operating Procedures
  6. Government Regulatory Requirements
    A.   Federal Requirements
    B.   State Requirements
    C.   Local Requirements
  7. Significant Law and Important Issues
    A.   Coordinated Issues
    B.   Emerging or Other Significant Issues
    C.   Recent or Pending Legislation
    D.   Specific Industry Related Tax Law
    E.   Important Revenue Rulings or Revenue Procedures
    F.   Important Court Cases
    G.   Technical Advice Memorandums - Field Service Advices
  8. Alternative Issue Resolution Considerations
  9. Industry Resources
    A.   WEB Sites
    B.   Trade Associations
    C.   IRS and Other Training Courses/Videotapes
    D.   Trade Magazines and Newsletters
    E.   Industry Books
    F.    Internal Revenue Manual Citations
    G.   AICPA Auditing Standards and Publications
    H.   Market Segment Specialization Program (MSSP)
  10. Appendix
    A.   Complete Listing of Industry Overviews Available
Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 15-Apr-2015