D.C. Circuit: Issuance of an FPAA tolls Statute of Limitations for Individual Partners

The Court of Appeals for the D.C. District reversed the Tax Court holding that a final partnership administrative adjustment (FPAA) issued after the initial three-year assessment period for partnerships under IRC §6229(a) had expired still tolls the period for assessment (statute of limitations) for individual partners under IRC §6501.  The Circuit Court relied upon the language of IRC § 6229(d), which suspends certain assessments following the issuance of an FPAA, and its previous holding in Andantech, L.L.C. v. Commissioner, 331 F.3d 972 (D.C. Cir. 2003).

Read the opinion here:
UTAM, Ltd. v Commissioner, Docket No. 10-1262 (D.C. Cir. June 21, 2011)

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