Income Tax Issues
Abusive Tax Shelters

Ryder & Associates Inc. v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-88)

On July 14, 2021, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Ryder & Associates Inc. v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-88). The primary issues presented in Ryder & Associates were whether the petitioners received unreported gross receipts from their company, and whether the petitioners had significant unreported dividend income. Author’s Note on Ryder & Associates As I mentioned earlier this year, I have never seen it bode well for a petitioner to whom

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Procedural Issues
Appeals

Mason v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-64)

On May 20, 2021, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Mason v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-64). The primary issue presented in Mason was whether Appeals abused its discretion by reviewing the Centralized Unit’s decision for abuse of discretion instead of reviewing the Masons’ offer on its merits. Background: A Lesson in Bureaucracy Victor and Katherine Mason owed back taxes. They didn’t deny it, but they said they didn’t have the

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Burden of Proof

Jenkins v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-54)

On May 10, 2021, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Jenkins v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-54). The primary issues presented in Jenkins was whether the IRS has proven fraud, and the amount of unreported income for the consolidated petitioners. Just a Head’s Up This opinion by Judge Holmes contains a “waddle” of penguins that speak in French, a forged Kerguelenois diplomatic passport, and a simile comparing the IRS to a

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Income Tax Issues
Appraisers

Estate of Jackson v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-48)

On May 3, 2021, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Estate of Jackson v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-48). Two primary issues were dealt with in this gargantuan (271 pages) opinion by Judge Holmes.  The primary issue was the valuation of three contested assets, Michael Jackson’s image and likeness, and the estate’s interest in two trusts through which the estate held an interest in Sony/ATV Publishing and an interest in Mijac

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Accuracy Related Penalty

Plentywood Drug Inc. v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-45)

On April 26, 2021, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Plentywood Drug, Inc. v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-45). The primary issues presented in Plentywood Drug, Inc. were whether the petitioner’s owners received “fair rent” or constructive dividends for the rental of the petitioner’s drug store, and whether the petitioner (a corporation) satisfied its burden to show that the IRS failed to receive prior supervisory approval for the accuracy-related penalties at

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Income Tax Issues
Bank Deposits Analysis

Martin v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-35)

On March 24, 2021, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Martin v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-35). The primary issues presented in Martin were whether the IRS abused its discretion in disallowing substantial (old and large) deductions and whether the petitioners were liable for penalties for filing (very) late and for being (very) negligent and for (very) substantially understating their liabilities. Background to NOLs The petitioner-husband was a racecar driver and

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Accuracy Related Penalty

Caylor Land & Development v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-30)

On March 10, 2021, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Caylor Land & Development v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-30). The primary issues presented in Caylor Land & Development were whether consulting payments made between the petitioner and its microcaptive insurance company were ordinary and necessary business expenses or insurance expenses. Brief Background (to Lay a Foundation for Judge Holmes’ Puns) The Caylors, Bob and Rob, founded and kept afloat, a

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Ryder & Associates Inc. v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-88)

On July 14, 2021, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Ryder & Associates Inc. v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-88). The primary issues presented in Ryder & Associates were whether the petitioners received unreported gross receipts from their company, and whether the petitioners had significant unreported dividend

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Mason v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-64)

On May 20, 2021, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Mason v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-64). The primary issue presented in Mason was whether Appeals abused its discretion by reviewing the Centralized Unit’s decision for abuse of discretion instead of reviewing the Masons’ offer on

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Jenkins v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-54)

On May 10, 2021, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Jenkins v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-54). The primary issues presented in Jenkins was whether the IRS has proven fraud, and the amount of unreported income for the consolidated petitioners. Just a Head’s Up This opinion

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Estate of Jackson v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-48)

On May 3, 2021, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Estate of Jackson v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-48). Two primary issues were dealt with in this gargantuan (271 pages) opinion by Judge Holmes.  The primary issue was the valuation of three contested assets, Michael Jackson’s

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Plentywood Drug Inc. v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-45)

On April 26, 2021, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Plentywood Drug, Inc. v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-45). The primary issues presented in Plentywood Drug, Inc. were whether the petitioner’s owners received “fair rent” or constructive dividends for the rental of the petitioner’s drug store,

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Martin v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-35)

On March 24, 2021, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Martin v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-35). The primary issues presented in Martin were whether the IRS abused its discretion in disallowing substantial (old and large) deductions and whether the petitioners were liable for penalties for

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Caylor Land & Development v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-30)

On March 10, 2021, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Caylor Land & Development v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-30). The primary issues presented in Caylor Land & Development were whether consulting payments made between the petitioner and its microcaptive insurance company were ordinary and necessary

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