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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, 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 v. Commissioner 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 in Martin v. Commissioner The

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Business Related Issues
Economic Substance Doctrine

Daichman v. Commissioner
T.C. Memo. 2020-126

On August 31, 2020, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Daichman v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2020-126). The primary issue before the court in Daichman v. Commissioner was whether the petitioners are entitled to a short-term capital loss deduction of $2.1 million in connection with the dissolution of their S corporation or whether their tax transactions lacked economic substance. Brief Background to the Shenanigans in Daichman v. Commissioner During 2009 the

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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 v. Commissioner were whether the IRS abused its discretion in disallowing substantial (old and large) deductions and whether the petitioners were liable for

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Daichman v. Commissioner
T.C. Memo. 2020-126

On August 31, 2020, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Daichman v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2020-126). The primary issue before the court in Daichman v. Commissioner was whether the petitioners are entitled to a short-term capital loss deduction of $2.1 million in connection with the

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