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Dondlinger v. Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District
California Court of Appeal
Tax Law
Held that a taxpayer could not proceed with a lawsuit seeking to invalidate a voter-approved special property tax imposed by Los Angeles County....
01/31/2019 B284932
DFS Group, L.P. v. County of San Mateo
California Court of Appeal
Tax Law
Held that a county tax assessor incorrectly determined the value, for property tax purposes, of a concessionaire's lease at San Francisco...
01/31/2019 A150162
Harmony Gold U.S.A., Inc. v. County of Los Angeles
California Court of Appeal
Tax Law
Held that a property owner could not proceed with a lawsuit seeking to recover tax overpayments. Affirmed a dismissal, in a case involving the...
01/30/2019 B284436
Freedom Path, Inc. v. Internal Revenue Service
United States Fifth Circuit
Tax Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law
Held that an organization lacked standing to bring a facial challenge to an Internal Revenue Service test for determining certain tax liabilities. The...
01/16/2019 18-10092
Sugarloaf Fund, LLC v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue
United States Seventh Circuit
Tax Law
Held that a tax shelter reflected an abusive sham. Affirmed the Tax Court's judgment and imposition of penalties.
12/21/2018 18-1046
US v. Johnson
United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Tax Law, Sentencing
Affirmed a restitution order against a defendant who was convicted of preparing false tax returns for clients.
12/21/2018 18-1313
SummerHill Winchester LLC v. Campbell Union School District
California Court of Appeal
Education Law, Tax Law, Construction
Affirmed that a school district failed to take the proper steps to enact a fee on new residential development within the district to fund the...
12/20/2018 H043253
Electronic Privacy Information Center v. IRS
United States DC Circuit
Elections, Government Law, Tax Law
Affirmed the dismissal of a nonprofit organization's lawsuit seeking President Donald Trump's income tax records. Held that no one can use a Freedom...
12/18/2018 17-5225
Benenson v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue
United States Second Circuit
Tax Law
Held that a husband and wife were not liable for a 2008 tax deficiency. The IRS had applied the substance‐over‐form doctrine to recharacterize various...
12/14/2018 16‐2953‐ag
Starr International Co. v. US
United States DC Circuit
Tax Law, International Law
Held that a Switzerland-based financial firm could proceed with a tax refund claim. The firm sought a $38 million refund under a U.S.-Swiss treaty...
12/07/2018 17-5238

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