Tax Court May Be The Forum Of Choice For Taxpayers Seeking To Challenge Treasury Regulations

By Dustin Covello & Phil Karter As Tax Blawg readers know, after the Supreme Court’s Mayo decision adopted the deferential Chevron standard for determining the validity of Treasury regulations (instead of the less deferential National Muffler standard that taxpayers preferred), taxpayers and practitioners have speculated that seeking to invalidate a regulation may be a fool’s … Continue reading Tax Court May Be The Forum Of Choice For Taxpayers Seeking To Challenge Treasury Regulations

The Workpaper Battle Continues: United States v. Deloitte LLP

By Jonathan Prokup Just when the Department of Justice must have thought that it could do no wrong in pursuing the workpapers of taxpayers and their auditors, it ran smack into the formidable blockade that is the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.  In United States v. Deloitte LLP et al., No. … Continue reading The Workpaper Battle Continues: United States v. Deloitte LLP

After the Flood: Has Codification Changed Economic Substance?

By Jonathan Prokup The passage of President Obama's health-care legislation will no doubt have long-lasting consequences for the economy in general and the health-care industry in particular.  Less noticed by the general public, but central in the minds of tax professionals, has been a single provision in the accompanying reconciliation bill that codifies the so-called … Continue reading After the Flood: Has Codification Changed Economic Substance?