Tax Court Awards Partial Litigation Costs to Taxpayer’s Attorney

In a recent case before the United States Tax Court, the taxpayer asked the Court to award litigation fees to him because he prevailed in his case against the IRS. The IRS had previously denied the taxpayer’s dependency exemptions and…

November 21, 2016

Tax Court Denies Request for Attorneys Fees

In a recent Tax Court case, a taxpayer’s request for attorneys fees was denied because the Court held that the IRS’ position that the taxpayer had unreported income was justified. The taxpayer late filed his tax returns for four years….

March 26, 2015

Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

IRS Admits That its Collection Due Process Program Has Deficiencies

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration recently conducted an audit of the IRS’ Collection Due Process program. What is Collection Due Process? A taxpayer can request a collection due process (CDP) or equivalent hearing on IRS Form 12153 if…

January 20, 2015

Should a Payment to Settle a Disability Insurance Lawsuit be Includible in Income?

The taxpayer was covered through his employer under a group long-term disability insurance policy. He did not pay any portion of the premiums and the value of the payments made by his employer for policy coverage were not included in his…

January 15, 2015

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