Wholly Owned Corp and Parent Not the “Same Corporation” for Interest Netting

In Ford Motor Co. v. United States, No. 14-458T (Ct. Cl. 2017), the court addressed whether a wholly owned corporation and its parent were the “same corporation” when computing the amount of interest the taxpayer owed to the IRS. This …..

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Two Years to File Refund Suit in District Court, Six Years in Federal Court of Claims

If the IRS owes the taxpayer a refund, the general rule is that the taxpayer has to file a refund claim with the IRS, wait for the IRS to disallow the claim, and then, within two years of the date …..

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Ninth Circuit Says Taxpayer Must Use IRS Form

Do taxpayers have to use the official forms published by the IRS? There are laws and administrative guidance that allow taxpayers to provide the information requested to the IRS without using the actual IRS form in some circumstances. In May …..

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Court Affirms Broad Scope of the Duty of Consistency

The IRS can use the duty of consistency doctrine to disallow tax deductions, credits, etc. in the current year when the deduction, credit, etc. in the current year is based on facts that differ from facts reported to the IRS …..

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In Ervin v. United States, No. 4:13-CV-00127-JHM (W.D. Ky. 2017), the court considered whether the government can withhold or set off a penalty refund owing to a taxpayer if the taxpayer has already recovered the amount in excess of the …..

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U.S. Foreign Tax Credit Not Impacted by Repayment of Foreign Tax Refund

The tax assessment and collection process in most foreign countries is markedly different than the process in the U.S. These differences can present a number of challenges for U.S. citizens who reside in foreign countries. In Sotiropoulos v. Commissioner, T.C. …..

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Court Considers Economic Substance in S Corp Transactions

The IRS challenges some tax positions by asserting that the transactions lack economic substance. This can allow the government to unwind or ignore transactions that comply with our tax laws if there is no legitimate business purpose for the transactions …..

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