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IRS Can Collect Father’s Tax Restitution from Son

The rules that allow the IRS to assess and collect criminal restitution as if it is a tax due present some unique questions.  In Bontrager v. Commissioner, 151 T.C. 12, the court considered whether the IRS can assess and collect a father’s tax restitution payment as tax restitution against the son.   Facts & Procedural History […]

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Court: IRS Cannot Apply New Law Based on Conduct Predating the Law

In Rafizadeah v. Commissioner, 150 T.C. No. 1 (2018), the court concluded that the IRS made a late assessment of tax and penalties. The case turns on whether the IRS can benefit from the longer six-year assessment period based on an information return filing that the law did not obligate the taxpayer to make at […]

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Civil Restitution Tax Assessment Satisfied by Criminal Restitution Payment

According to the IRS’ tax attorneys, the “The court misconstrued the facts of the case.” That is the conclusion reached by the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in Chief Counsel Notice 2007-008. The case that the IRS attorney refers to is Creel v. Commissioner, 419 F.3d 1135 (2005). The Creel Case In the Creel case […]