Income Tax Issues
Cancellation of Indebtedness (COD) Income

Wienke v. Commissioner
T.C. Memo. 2020-143

On October 14, 2020, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Wienke v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2020-143). The issues before the court in Wienke v. Commissioner are numerous and varied; in fact, the Tax Court lists eight specific, separate issues.

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Business Related Issues
COGS

Morning Star Packing Company L.P. v. Commissioner
T.C. Memo. 2020-142

On October 14, 2020, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Morning Star Packing Company L.P. v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2020-141). The issues before the court in Morning Star Packing Company L.P. v. Commissioner. were whether the accrued production costs were: (1) fixed and binding where economic performance did not occur until the year following the tax year claimed for and (2) whether the partnerships’ inclusion of such production costs in

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Business Related Issues
Change in Accounting Method

Richmond Patients Group v. Commissioner
T.C. Memo. 2020-52

On May 4, 2020, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Richmond Patients Group v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2020-52). The issues before the court in Richmond Patients Group v. Commissioner were (1) whether the petitioner is entitled to additional costs of goods sold or deductions for business expenses; (2) whether the petitioner was a reseller or a producer of marijuana pursuant to IRC § 471 during the years in issue; (3) whether

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Business Related Issues
Abuse of Discretion

Hommel v. Commissioner
T.C. Memo. 2020-4

On January 8, 2020, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Hommel v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2020-4). The issue presented in Hommel v. Commissioner was whether a petitioner, who presented no evidence to the contrary, could challenge a bank deposits analysis for abuse of discretion.  The real issue, however, was how close Judge Holmes could get to calling the petitioner a #^&%$ idiot without actually doing so. Personal Note in Hommel

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Wienke v. Commissioner
T.C. Memo. 2020-143

On October 14, 2020, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Wienke v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2020-143). The issues before the court in Wienke v. Commissioner are numerous and varied; in fact, the Tax Court lists eight specific, separate issues.

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Morning Star Packing Company L.P. v. Commissioner
T.C. Memo. 2020-142

On October 14, 2020, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Morning Star Packing Company L.P. v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2020-141). The issues before the court in Morning Star Packing Company L.P. v. Commissioner. were whether the accrued production costs were: (1) fixed and binding where

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Richmond Patients Group v. Commissioner
T.C. Memo. 2020-52

On May 4, 2020, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Richmond Patients Group v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2020-52). The issues before the court in Richmond Patients Group v. Commissioner were (1) whether the petitioner is entitled to additional costs of goods sold or deductions for business

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Hommel v. Commissioner
T.C. Memo. 2020-4

On January 8, 2020, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Hommel v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2020-4). The issue presented in Hommel v. Commissioner was whether a petitioner, who presented no evidence to the contrary, could challenge a bank deposits analysis for abuse of discretion.  The

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