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Economic Substance Doctrine Federal Income Tax

Intercompany Fee Arrangement Lacks Economic Substance

If the employees and owners of a profitable C corporation set up a related entity and lease the employee-owner’s services back to the C corporation, can the C corporation deduct the payments?  Taking it a step further, what if the related entity is owned by a retirement plan so that most of the payments by […]

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Federal Income Tax

Payment from Accounting Firm to Settle Claim Excluded From Income

The IRS released Action on Decision 2016-01 to disagree with a court case that held that a payment from an accounting firm to settle a claim against the firm for selling an abusive tax shelter was not taxable to the recipient. Facts & Procedural History The case is Cosentino v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2014-186. In […]