Federal Income Tax

IRS Will Not Follow Court’s Holding for Customer Rewards Program

The IRS issued AOD 2016-03 to indicate that it will not follow the Third Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Giant Eagle, Inc. v. Commissioner, 822 F.3d 666 (3rd Cir. 2016), rev’g T.C. Memo 2014-146. The issue is whether costs for a rewards program are deductible in the year the rewards are earned by the […]

IRS Audits Tax Procedure

IRS Audit Adjustments That Change Accounting Methods

Court Addresses IRS Audit Adjustments that are Really Accounting Method Changes Given the potential for the adjustments to trigger extremely large tax liabilities, accounting method changes made by the IRS on audit can be doomsday scenarios for unwary taxpayers. In Nebeker v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2016-155, the court addressed a common situation where the IRS […]