Procedural Issues
Abuse of Discretion

Bunton v. Commissioner
T.C. Memo. 2022-20

On March 10, 2022, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Bunton v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-20). The primary issues presented in Bunton v. Commissioner were (1) whether Brian and Karen were entitled to challenge the existence and amounts of their underlying tax liabilities for the tax years at issue during their collection due process (CDP) proceeding, (2) whether Appeals properly verified the requirements of applicable law and procedure were met,

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Penalties Under the Code
Failure to Timely File Penalty

Williams v. Commissioner
T.C. Memo. 2022-7

On February 7, 2022, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Williams v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-7). The primary issues presented in Williams were (i) whether the disallowance of the petitioner’s deductions was warranted; and (ii) whether frivolous position penalty was warranted. A Brief Background of Williams v. Commissioner The IRS issued a notice of deficiency, in which it disallowed certain deductions claimed by the petitioner (Larry) in connection with his

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Procedural Issues
Abuse of Discretion

Bunton v. Commissioner
T.C. Memo. 2021-141

On December 28, 2021, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Bunton v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-141). The primary issue presented in Bunton was whether the IRS office of Appeals abused its discretion by sustaining a levy upon the taxpayers’ (read: tax protesters) state tax refund. Held: Not so much. Background to Bunton v. Commissioner The petitioners are tax protesters, who adopted the good ol’ “we’re not federal workers or them

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Income Tax Issues
Frivolous

Delgado v. Commissioner
T.C. Memo. 2021-84

On July 7, 2021, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Delgado v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-84). The primary issue presented in Delgado v. Commissioner was whether the petitioner’s frivolous argument that he did not receive taxable income in 2017 because he was not engaged in a “trade or business” as defined by IRC § 7701(a)(26) held any water… Quick Work of the Frivolousness in Delgado v. Commissioner Compensation for services

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Penalties Under the Code
Frivolous Position

Muhammad v. Commissioner
T.C. Memo. 2021-77

On June 29, 2021, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Muhammad v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-77). The primary issue presented in Muhammad v. Commissioner was whether the petitioner’s arguments were completely frivolous, or just a little frivolous, so as to support the frivolous argument penalty under IRC § 6673(a)(1)(B). Held: Petitioner was completely full of shit; penalties ensued. Overview of Muhammad v. Commissioner The question presented in this case is

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Bunton v. Commissioner
T.C. Memo. 2022-20

On March 10, 2022, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Bunton v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-20). The primary issues presented in Bunton v. Commissioner were (1) whether Brian and Karen were entitled to challenge the existence and amounts of their underlying tax liabilities for the

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Williams v. Commissioner
T.C. Memo. 2022-7

On February 7, 2022, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Williams v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-7). The primary issues presented in Williams were (i) whether the disallowance of the petitioner’s deductions was warranted; and (ii) whether frivolous position penalty was warranted. A Brief Background of

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Bunton v. Commissioner
T.C. Memo. 2021-141

On December 28, 2021, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Bunton v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-141). The primary issue presented in Bunton was whether the IRS office of Appeals abused its discretion by sustaining a levy upon the taxpayers’ (read: tax protesters) state tax refund.

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Delgado v. Commissioner
T.C. Memo. 2021-84

On July 7, 2021, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Delgado v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-84). The primary issue presented in Delgado v. Commissioner was whether the petitioner’s frivolous argument that he did not receive taxable income in 2017 because he was not engaged in

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Muhammad v. Commissioner
T.C. Memo. 2021-77

On June 29, 2021, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Muhammad v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2021-77). The primary issue presented in Muhammad v. Commissioner was whether the petitioner’s arguments were completely frivolous, or just a little frivolous, so as to support the frivolous argument penalty

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