Income Tax Issues
Income Tax Issues

Clary Hood Inc. v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-15)

On March 2, 2022, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Clary Hood Inc. v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-15). The primary issue presented in Clary Hood Inc. was the amount the petitioner may deduct under IRC § 162(a)(1) as reasonable compensation paid to its chief executive officer (CEO) and shareholder Clary L. Hood (Mr. Hood) during the years at issue. Background to Clary Hood Inc. v. Commissioner According to Judge Greaves

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Income Tax Issues
Income Tax Issues

Lord v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-14)

On March 1, 2022, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Lord v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-14). The primary issue presented in Lord was whether the tax depreciation methods for inventory production assets can be used under either section 263A or section 471 when section 280E is applied. Holding: In a battle of Lord versus the IRS, one would think the almighty would prevail. Turns out, not so. Background to Lord

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Income Tax Issues
Income Tax Issues

Hicks v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-10)

On February 23, 2022, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Hicks v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-10). The primary issue presented in Hicks v. Commissioner was whether the petitioner was entitled to the dependency exemption deductions and child tax credits claimed on his income tax return. Background to Hicks v. Commissioner The petitioner has two children with one Ms. Oddimissia N. Johnson who were minors in 2014, the year at issue.

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Income Tax Issues
Income Tax Issues

Harwood v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-8)

On February 15, 2022, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Harwood v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-8). The primary issue presented in Harwood was whether the taxpayer adequately substantiated his deductions for travel, residence, and “other” such deductions. Background to Harwood v. Commissioner During the years at issue, Mr. Harwood worked as a steamfitter and brazier on construction projects in Washington and Oregon. Mr. Harwood joined Plumber and Steamfitters Local 598

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Income Tax Issues
Income Tax Issues

Slone v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-6)

On February 7, 2022, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Slone v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-6). The primary issues presented in Slone were (i) whether the IRS bore the burden of production to show timely supervisory approval of the accuracy-related penalty; (ii) whether the IRS was entitled to maintain claims against the petitioners and the trusts at issue. Editor’s Note to Slone v. Commissioner The contempt that Judge Lauber (appropriately)

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Income Tax Issues
Income Tax Issues

Estate of Washington v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-4)

On February 2, 2022, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Estate of Washington v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-4). The primary issue presented in Estate of Washington was whether offers-in-compromise presented by the estate qualified for effective tax administration consideration. No George and Martha Mr. Washington (Tony) wed Mrs. Washington (Lenda) in 1981. They had one child. They divorced in 2006. Mr. Washington had unpaid income tax liabilities for 2008, 2009,

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Income Tax Issues
Income Tax Issues

Larson v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-3)

On February 2, 2022, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Larson v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-3). The primary issue presented in Larson was whether stock in an S corporation was subject to a substantial risk of forfeiture. Held: Nope. Background (and not a Particularly Flattering One for the petitioner) Mr. Larson is a criminal. That’s not my opinion. That was the decision of the Southern District of New York in

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Clary Hood Inc. v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-15)

On March 2, 2022, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Clary Hood Inc. v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-15). The primary issue presented in Clary Hood Inc. was the amount the petitioner may deduct under IRC § 162(a)(1) as reasonable compensation paid to its chief executive

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Lord v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-14)

On March 1, 2022, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Lord v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-14). The primary issue presented in Lord was whether the tax depreciation methods for inventory production assets can be used under either section 263A or section 471 when section 280E

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Kazmi v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-13)

On March 1, 2022, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Kazmi v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-13). The primary issues presented in Kazmi v. Commissioner were (1) whether the petitioner is entitled to challenge the underlying liabilities, and if so, whether he is a responsible person

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Corning Place Ohio LLC v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-12)

On February 28, 2022, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Corning Place Ohio LLC v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-12). The primary issue presented in Corning Place Ohio LLC v. Commissioner was whether the taxpayer and the tax matters partner substantially complied with the reporting requirements

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Shaddix v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-11)

On February 28, 2022, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Shaddix v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-11). The primary issue presented in Shaddix was whether the IRS abused its discretion in upholding the filing of a notice of federal tax lien by denying the petitioner the

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Hicks v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-10)

On February 23, 2022, the Tax Court issued a Memorandum Opinion in the case of Hicks v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2022-10). The primary issue presented in Hicks v. Commissioner was whether the petitioner was entitled to the dependency exemption deductions and child tax credits claimed on his income tax return.

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