7th Circuit Affirms Tax Court: No Charitable Deduction for Donation of House to Fire Department

In 2009 I wrote in IRS is Right To Deny Charitable Contribution of Home to Fire Department that, Taxpayers who donate their homes to the fire department in exchange for the fire department’s promise to demolish the…

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IRS Lawyer Ethics

From Paul Caron: Kwon: Four Difficult Ethical Questions for IRS Lawyers Michelle Kwon (Texas Tech), The Tax Man’s Ethics: Four of the Hardest Ethical Questions for an IRS Lawyer, 9 Cardozo Pub. L. Pol’y &…

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Income is Taxable if it’s not Specifically Excluded

James Maule of Mauled Again has written an excellent post titled Expending Tax Dollars to Litigate Settled Tax Questions. In it he discusses the Eleventh Circuit’s affirmance, in Campbell v. Comr., No. 10-13677 (11th Cir. 2011),…

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Tax Court Grants Innocent Spouse

I just read an excellent post by Kay Bell on innocent spouse relief. Here’s how Kay frames the issue, but to see how it all ends you’ll have to read the entire post: Leonard Harbin…

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Snipes Loses Again

Paul Caron has the latest on Wesley Snipes’ Eleventh Circuit appeal: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit today filed this 7-page opinion denying Wesley Snipe’s motions for a new trial and to…

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