Penalties

CDP Notice of Determination Valid If Actually Received

The Tax Court held that a notice of determination from a collection due process hearing is valid for purposes of starting the period in which a taxpayer must file a petition with the Tax Court if the notice is actually received by the taxpayer.

Construction Contractor Hammered on Trust Fund Penalty

The Tax Court held that a responsible person taxpayer was not entitled to currently not collectible status for her liability attributable to a trust fund recovery penalty and that adequate protection payments made to the IRS by her wholly owned corporation could not be applied to her liability.

Former Partner Liable for Trust Fund Penalty

A taxpayer who asserted he was no longer a partner in a business during the periods at issue was nevertheless held to be a responsible person and liable for the 100% penalty for failure to pay over withheld employment taxes.

Taxpayer Did Not Have Fraudulent Intent

The Tax Court held that a taxpayer who used an “agent-principal” scheme to avoid paying taxes on income from his business was not liable for a civil fraud penalty because the IRS had failed to prove that the taxpayer had fraudulent intent.

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2016 Best Article Award

The winners of The Tax Adviser’s 2016 Best Article Award are Edward Schnee, CPA, Ph.D., and W. Eugene Seago, J.D., Ph.D., for their article, “Taxation of Worthless and Abandoned Partnership Interests.”