IRS News - November 5, 2010


Alico Inc. a grower and land manager was issued a letter of demand by the IRS to pay $22.5 million in tax and penalties ($14.5 million in tax and another $8 million in penalties). The company was given 30 days to file a response. This the Labelle-based company did and was given an extension by the IRS.

The dispute is over whether and how Alico Inc. could consolidate the tax returns of its two subsidiaries, Alico-Agri and Alico-Insurance. It also pertains to the method used to calculate real estate sales on its tax returns. Agri-Insurance or Alico-Agri were dealers in real estate during the years under examination and thereby precluded from using the installment method for real estate sales made during the years under audit.

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