IRS Insights


IRS Insights

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IRS Insights, published by the Deloitte Tax LLP Tax Controversy Services group, provides a compact, reader-friendly perspective on the latest practices and procedures coming out of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as well as the potential impact of changes on taxpayers.

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June 2022

  • Pond v. United States: Taxpayer refund suit dismissed for inability to prove timely mailing of refund claim
  • Mann Construction, Inc. v. United States: IRS did not satisfy the APA notice-and-comment procedures in promulgating listed transaction
  • CIC Services v. IRS: The APA saga continues
  • Oosterwijk v. United States: Taxpayers owe penalties despite reliance on CPA’s incorrect advice
June 2022


February 2022
Ninth Circuit adopts primary purpose test for determining whether attorney-client privilege applies to dual-purpose communications

October 2021
The IRS issued Notice 2021-39, announcing transition relief for Schedules K-2 and K-3 filers for taxable years beginning in 2021.

July 2021
In Crandall v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, the Tax Court addressed a question about the scope and effect of a closing agreement signed between the taxpayers and the IRS

April 2021
Court holds that Section 6676 erroneous refund penalty does not apply in Exxon Mobil Corp. v. United States

January 2021
Nonresident USVI taxpayer “filing” under Section 6501(a)

November 2020
Federal Claims Court Rules on Failure to Meet Reasonable Cause in Payroll Tax Obligations

September 2020
IRS Request Comments on Revenue Procedure 94-59

July 2020
CCA Memo on Meaning of “Attributable To” in 6511(d)(2)

May 2020
IRS issues Rev. Proc. 2020-23 to allow BBA partnerships to utilize relief provisions provided in the CARES Act

March 2020
Tax Court Tentatively Disallows Conservation Easement Deduction Due to Omitted Required Basis Information

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