I have written before about the battles being fought by cannabis businesses facing IRS examinations.  IRS audits raise many issues for state legal cannabis businesses operating in violation of the
Continue Reading Tenth Circuit: No Fifth Amendment Defense to the Application of Section 280E

The IRS has been cracking down on conservation easement transactions for over ten years. Nevertheless, taxpayers have continued to claim charitable contribution deductions attributable to the donation of conservation easements
Continue Reading Conservation Easements: A Year End Review

Yesterday the Tax Court issued two decisions discussing the impact of Section 280E on cannabis businesses.  One of these cases addresses the application of Section 280E to licensed and non-licensed
Continue Reading Tax Court: Section 280E Can Apply to Non-Licensed Taxpayers Engaged in Cannabis Businesses

In the latest Tax Court opinion addressing the application of Section 280E to cannabis businesses there is no good news.  However, there is some new guidance.  In Patients Mutual Assistance
Continue Reading Section 280E Litigation Update: Harsh Results for Resellers

I have recently penned a Law360 article discussing lessons learned from recent tax decisions impacting cannabis businesses.  We will continue to cover this topic on this blog.

To be alerted
Continue Reading An Update on Litigation of Cannabis Business Tax Issues

Attorneys representing cannabis businesses are often faced with questions about what happens when the cannabis business has not paid its taxes and the IRS is proceeding with collection actions.  No
Continue Reading IRS Guidance to Field: Deep Clean Equipment Used in Cannabis Businesses Before Selling

TIGTA recently released a report discusses their audit of the IRS’s estate and gift tax examination procedures.  TIGTA made eight recommendations of changes to the estate and gift tax examination
Continue Reading TIGTA Determines Improvements are Needed in Estate and Gift Examination Processes