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Baldwin v. US
United States Ninth Circuit
Tax Law
Reversed a judgment in favor of taxpayers in a tax refund action. Remanded with instructions to dismiss because the taxpayers had not filed a timely...
04/16/2019 17-55115
Borenstein v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue
United States Second Circuit
Tax Law
Held that the U.S. Tax Court could order a refund of a taxpayer's income tax overpayment. The Tax Court had concluded that it lacked jurisdiction...
04/02/2019 17โ€3900
US v. Taffaro
United States Fifth Circuit
Tax Law, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a probation-only sentence imposed on a law enforcement officer who was convicted of tax evasion and filing false income tax returns. The...
03/29/2019 18-30498
Wright v. County of San Mateo
California Court of Appeal
Tax Law
Held that homeowners were not disqualified from taking a tax break. California has a special tax provision benefitting homeowners over 55 years of age...
03/29/2019 A153687
Washington State Dept. of Licensing v. Cougar Den, Inc.
United States Supreme Court
Tax Law, Oil and Gas Law, Indian Law
This case involved the State of Washington's tax on fuel importers who travel by public highway. The Yakama Nation contended that its 1855 treaty with...
03/19/2019 16โ€“1498
Gaylor v. Peecher
United States Seventh Circuit
Tax Law, Tax-exempt Organizations, Constitutional Law
Upheld an Internal Revenue Code provision that excludes housing allowances from ministers' taxable federal income. An advocacy group contended that...
03/15/2019 18-1277
Advanced Building and Fabrication Inc. v. Ayers
United States Ninth Circuit
Government Law, Tax Law, Constitutional Law
Held that an employee of the California State Board of Equalization violated clearly established law by participating in law enforcement's execution...
03/13/2019 17-16618
Dieringer v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue
United States Ninth Circuit
Tax Law, Probate, Trusts & Estates
Affirmed the Tax Court's decision that a decedent's estate had overstated the amount of a charitable deduction and thus received a large tax windfall....
03/12/2019 16-72640
BNSF Railway Co. v. Loos
United States Supreme Court
Tax Law, Transportation, Labor & Employment Law
Held that an award of damages compensating an injured railroad worker for lost wages was subject to taxation under the Railroad Retirement Tax Act....
03/04/2019 17โ€“1042
McClain v. Sav-On Drugs
Supreme Court of California
Tax Law
Held that customers who had paid sales tax on purchases they believed to be exempt did not have an equitable cause of action to compel the retailers...
03/04/2019 S241471

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