Question: Find Rev Rul 72 542 1972 2 CB 37 and answer the

Find Rev. Rul. 72-542, 1972-2 CB 37, and answer the following questions. The purpose of these questions is to enhance your skills in reading and interpreting authorities that you locate while doing tax research.
a. What are the basic tax issues addressed in the revenue ruling?
b. Which of the basic tax legal doctrines discussed in Chapter 4 is applied in this ruling?
c. From the ruling, identify the IRC section defining gross income.
d. From the ruling, identify the IRC section permitting a charitable contribution deduction.
e. Has this ruling been cited in other rulings or cases? If so, how many times?

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