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Statute of Limitations Internal Revenue Service

Statute of Limitations refers to a statute that sets the time period during which a legal claim can be brought. Most statute of limitations laws require individuals to sue at some point during a set period... more +
Statute of Limitations refers to a statute that sets the time period during which a legal claim can be brought. Most statute of limitations laws require individuals to sue at some point during a set period usually commencing from the date of the wrong or injury or the discovery of the wrong or injury. Except for under a limited set of circumstances, if an individual does not file a suit within the specified time period, the law bars them from ever suing on that claim. less -

IRS Targets Globally-Mobile Individuals and Businesses: The Importance of Proactive Planning

IRS targets globally-mobile individuals and businesses through its Global High Wealth Industry Group and its Large Business and International Division. Targeted taxpayers find these audits distracting, taking time from...more

IRS Agent Discusses the Look-Back Period for Filing Delinquent International Information Returns

We represent a client who may need to file delinquent international information returns under the IRS Delinquent International Information Return Submission Procedures. These procedures invite taxpayers who meet the...more

Banking & Financial Services E-Note - March 2017

by Burr & Forman on

In an article published in the April 2017 issue of The Journal of Bankruptcy Law, Jonathan Sykes and Correy Karbiener provide insight on whether § 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code protects transfers made to repay commercial...more

New Reporting Regime: Estates Who Have to File Federal Estate Tax Returns Need to be Aware of New Basis Consistency Law

by Bowditch & Dewey on

On July 31, 2015, the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 introduced new tax law that affects executors who are required to file a federal estate tax return and beneficiaries...more

Personal Liability of Executors for Tax Liabilities of the Estate Under the Federal Priority Statute, 31 U.S.C. 3713

This is an appeal of summary judgment by the personal representative (the “PR”) of an estate. The lower court found the PR to be personally liable under the federal priority statute, Section 3713, for tax liabilities due from...more

Statute of Limitations and Collections Process Against Executrix and Agent for Estate Tax Deficiency

United States v. Holmes - 2016 WL 4363398 (SD Tex. Aug. 16, 2016) Summary - Summary judgment was sought by both the taxpayers and the Government for an estate tax liability. The taxpayers contended that the...more

Existence of Unpaid Tax Claim in Bankruptcy Opens the Door to Expanded Statute of Limitations on Fraudulent Conveyances

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

In bankruptcy proceedings, if the bankruptcy trustee seeks to gain access to assets that the debtor transferred prior to bankruptcy under fraudulent conveyance law, the trustee must act within the applicable state fraudulent...more

Gift Tax Statute of Limitations if Prior Gifts Omitted from Return

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

The IRS only has three years after a Form 709 is filed to assess gift taxes on a gift, so long as the gift is adequately disclosed on the return. If a gift is not disclosed, the statute of limitations does not begin to run on...more

Deloitte’s $500 Million Sentence

by Wilson Elser on

We have assisted many accounting firms in the creation or revision of their client engagement letters. They very often question the need to include certain provisions intended to limit their liability to their clients and...more

Duty of Consistency Doctrine - Effective Sword for the IRS, but Not Likely a Shield for Taxpayers - Tax Update Volume 2016, Issue...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Two recent cases illustrate the IRS’ ability to successfully argue that taxpayers should not benefit from their own mistakes if they result in less tax being paid. Two recent cases highlight the most current view of the...more

Double Down! - Inter-Generational Split Dollar Throws Sand in the Face of the IRS Again

by Gerald Nowotny on

Recently I wrote an article on JD Supra called Split to Be Tied (May 4, 2016) regarding the Tax Court decision in Estate of Morrissette, (Estate of Clara M. Morrissette v. Commissioner, 146 T.C. No. 11 (April 13, 2016)). Once...more

Recent Cases of Interest to Fiduciaries

by McGuireWoods LLP on

In the Matter of Estate of Leon C. Chamberlain, 135 A.D.3d 1052 (N.Y. App. Div. Jan. 7, 2016) - Modification of trust terms is appropriate where limitations on investments permitted under trust instrument frustrated the...more

Employee Benefits Developments - June 2016

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final regulations describing how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to employer wellness...more

Whose Fraud Extends the Statute of Limitations on Assessment?

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

The IRS generally has 3 years to assess additional tax after a return is filed. Code Section 6501(a).However, an important exception is Code Section 6501(c)(1). Under that provision, if there is fraud in regard to the...more

Income Tax Assessment on Beneficiary Allowed Even Though the Statute of Limitations Had Expired

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

A recent Tax Court case illustrates how the IRS was able to assess income taxes against two trust beneficiaries even though the statute of limitations for assessment had expired, via the mitigation provisions of the Internal...more

"Congress Overhauls Partnership Audit and Litigation Procedures"

On November 2, 2015, President Barack Obama signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (the Act). The Act overhauls the partnership audit and litigation rules in the Internal Revenue Code, repealing both the provisions...more

Employee Benefits Alert - August 2015

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Retirement Plans - IRS Issues Guidance on Benefit Suspension Voting under MPRA - As we have written in prior alerts, the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA) permits trustees of financially troubled...more

"IRS Implements Final Changes to Competent Authority Process"

On August 12, 2015, the IRS issued Rev. Proc. 2015-40, which revises the procedures for obtaining competent authority (CA) assistance concerning issues arising under U.S. income tax treaties. This revenue procedure replaces...more

DOL Clarifies Fiduciary Duties for Defined Contribution Plan Sponsors Offering Annuity Contracts

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The availability of annuity options under defined contribution plans has increased in recent years due to the shift from defined benefit to defined contribution plans. Fiduciaries, however, are often concerned with potential...more

Focus on Tax Controversy and Litigation - United States Tax Court Invalidated Treasury Regulation § 1.482-7(d)(2)

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In addition to the discussion of the Tax Court’s decision in Altera, this month’s issue features articles regarding Notice 2015-47 “Basket Options” and Notice 2015-48 “Basket Contracts”, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals...more

Statute of Limitation: Congress Overrules Home Concrete and Retroactively Removes Some Taxpayer Defenses

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On July 31, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 (H.R. 3236; Pub. Law No. 114-41) (the 2015 Act) into law. In addition to extending various...more

Congress Sneaks in Some Important Procedural Tax Changes

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

On July 31, 2015, President Obama signed HR 3236, the "Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015." While you wouldn’t know it from the title, Congress included some important procedural...more

Highway Funding Bill Includes Significant Changes to Tax Rules

by Morgan Lewis on

Unexpected changes in FBAR, corporate and partnership returns, and statute of limitations and mortgage reporting tax rules are embedded in funding bill H.R. 3236. When US President Barack Obama extended funding for...more

FTB Releases Plans for May Department Stores Interest Computation Adjustments

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has announced plans to make adjustments to interest rate calculations in certain circumstances involving May Department Stores v. United States to approximately 27,000 taxpayer...more

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