United States Tax Court Decision for the Week – You be the Judge

IRS Settlement Officer abused her discretion in a Collection Due Process Hearing, Tax Court Says

The United States Tax Court held that an IRS settlement officer deprived an individual of a fair collection due process hearing under sections 6330 and 6320 and found that the settlement officer acted arbitrarily and capriciously in deciding to proceed with a collection action; the court remanded the case to Appeals for a new Collection Due Process Hearing..

A recent Tax Court decision was reported that may be of interest to individuals potentially dealing with tax litigation. J. Frank Best, Certified Public Accountant and United States Tax Court Practitioner, works to stay current on all IRS decisions concerning tax litigation to ensure we are fully informed and prepared for our clients.

SCOTT E. CHARNAS,
Petitioner
v.
COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE,
Respondent

T.C. Memo. 2015-153

 

United States Tax Court Decision for the Week – You be the Judge

Individual Is Held Liable for Frivolous Submission Penalties

The United States Tax Court upheld an IRS determination to sustain the collection by levy of an individual’s unpaid liability for assessed section 6702 frivolous return penalties and interest, finding that the individual’s argument that his compensation wasn’t taxable income was frivolous.

A recent Tax Court decision was reported that may be of interest to individuals potentially dealing with tax litigation. J. Frank Best, Certified Public Accountant and United States Tax Court Practitioner, works to stay current on all IRS decisions concerning tax litigation to ensure we are fully informed and prepared for our clients.

MARK A. LOVELY,
Petitioner
v.
COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE,
Respondent

T.C. Memo. 2015-135