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Result sorting

By default, the results that you get when searching on our site are sorted by relevancy. This means that we try to serve you the best possible results based on:

  • the date the page was created
  • the keywords found it the page
  • how many other tax policy users click on the page.

You can change how the search results are ordered by changing the 'sort by' dropdown at the top of a search page.

Refining your search

Searches on our site can be refined in several different ways. You can use the facets down the left hand side of a search results page to scope your results.

Results can be refined by the category of pages, the publication type or the year.

Searching for an exact phrase

Sometimes you may want to search for a particular phrase. You can use quotation marks ("") around your phrase to only get results that contain those words in the same order.

For example, searching for, "taxation income" will only serve results that include the phrase exactly.

While searching for, taxation income will serve any page that has the two terms regardless of their position in the page.