General Tax Controversy News & Updates

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

In Wendell Falls Development, LLC v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2018-45, the Tax Court denied a charitable contribution deduction for a taxpayer’s contribution of a conservation easement because the taxpayer
Continue Reading Conservation Easements: Charitable Deduction Disallowed Under “Substantial Benefits” Test

Recently, the written supervisory approval requirement of Section 6751(b) has been one of the primary issues in Tax Court litigation concerning penalties that the IRS has asserted against taxpayers. The
Continue Reading Tax Court Addresses Supervisor Approval Requirement in Partnership-Level Proceeding

United States v. Gerard, a recent case from the Northern District of Indiana, demonstrates how a tax lien, once attached, can stay with property even after the property is
Continue Reading District Court Holds Tax Liens Stay with Property after Conveyance

The White House released a statement on February 8, 2018 that President Trump nominated Charles Rettig as the new Commissioner of Internal Revenue Code for the remainder of a five
Continue Reading Charles Rettig – From Private Practice to President Trump’s Nominee for IRS Commissioner

We have all heard the old proverb “if it’s too good to be true, then it probably is.” In the tax world, this proverb might as well be referred to
Continue Reading Take Heed: Tax Planning Too Good To Be True? It Might Be…And Taxpayers Can Be Penalized