Bittner v. US: Will the Supreme Court uphold a regressive penalty on foreign financial accounts?

Bittner v. U.S:Will the US Supreme Court Uphold a Regressive Penaltyon US Citizens & Taxpayerswith Foreign Financial Accounts? Dear Friends,In this Taxpayer Rights Digest, Gwen Moore and Zhanna Ziering of the Moore Tax Law Group LLC write about Bittner v. United States, a case before the United States Supreme Court that has significant repercussions for US taxpayers with foreign financial accounts.  Gwen and Zhanna represented the Center for Taxpayer Rights in submitting an amicus curiae brief to the Court.  Oral arguments were held this past fall and we expect a ruling in the new year.  The Center is enormously grateful…

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Boechler v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue

Is a Statutory Time Limit Jurisdictional in a Collection Due Process Hearing before the U.S. Court?  The Center files an Amicus Brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in Boechler v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Dear Friends,This week, the Tax Clinic at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the Center for Taxpayer Rights in the case Boechler v. Commissioner.  You can read our amicus brief here.  Because the issue to be decided is of…

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The Year in Review …

The Year in Review ... Dear Friends,It’s been a little over a year since the Center for Taxpayer Rights (CTR) began operations, and what a year it has been!  As we bring 2020 to an end (and not a moment too soon) I thought it might be a good time to give a not-so-short update on the Center’s activities over the last sixteen months.  And of course, I hope you will support the Center’s activities in the field of taxpayer rights. Click here to Support the Center for Taxpayer Rights International Conference on Taxpayer Rights With respect to the International…

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Amicus Curiae Briefs

The Summer of Amicus Curiae Briefs Dear friends, This issue of the Taxpayer Rights Digest finds us discussing recent activity in the U.S. courts, with filings on behalf of the Center in several cases.  Historically, because low and middle income taxpayers have no or limited resources, the impact of tax agency actions or procedures on these or small business taxpayers was not brought to the attention of the courts.  With the advent of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) movement, this trend is being reversed. The expansion of LITCs in the United States, after the enactment of a federal grant…

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