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The FTI Income Tax Guide uses the Zoom Search Engine®. Listed below are tips for how to use the search engine.

Perform a search for all the entered search terms

Enter in all of the search terms (each word is a search term) you wish to search for in the search box and left click on the search button to the right of the search box. The results will be sorted in order of the number of terms matched, and the determined relevancy score.

 NOTE: In performing the search, the search engine will ignore certain  extremely common words such as ‘the’  and  ‘and.’

Perform an exact phrase search

An exact phrase search returns results where the phrase of words are found, in the same order that they are specified. To search for an exact phrase, you enclose the words that form the phrase in double quotation marks.  For example, if you enter "taxable income" in the search box and click on the search button, your search results will list pages on which that phrase appears. The results for this search would not include pages where the words 'taxable' and 'income' are found separately, or in a different order such as, 'income taxable'.

You can also combine the use of exact phrase searches with normal search terms and wildcard search terms (discussed below) within a single search query (eg. "taxable income" deduct*).

Perform a search for one of two or more terms

To perform a search for pages that contain one of two or more terms, enter the terms into the search box with ‘or” between the terms. For example to search for pages which contain any of the terms ‘income,’ ‘tax,’ or ‘credits,” enter the ‘income or tax or credits’ (without the single quotes) in the search box and click on the search button. The results will be sorted in order of the number of terms matched, and the determined relevancy score.

Perform a wildcard search

You can use wildcard characters '*' and '?' in your search terms to search for multiple words and return larger set of results. An asterisk character ('*') in a search term represents any number of characters, while a question mark ('?') represents any single character.

This allows you to perform advanced searches such as "net*" which would return all pages containing words beginning with "net". Similarly, "n?t" would return all pages containing three letter words beginning with 'n' and ending with 't' and a search for "n??t" would return all pages containing four letter words beginning with 'n' and ending with 't'. Also, "*car*" would be a search for any words containing the word "car".

How to perform an exclusion/negative searches

To exclude a search term from your search results, enter a hyphen character before that term. For example, a search for "cat -dog" would return all pages containing the word "cat" but not the word "dog".