D.C. Circuit: Six Year Statute of Limitations Applies to Overstatements of Basis

The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed the Tax Court on the question of whether or not the six year statute of limitations under sections 6229(c)(2) and 6501(e)(1)(A) applied to an overstatement of basis. The Court of Appeals followed the rationale of other recent government victories on this issue, see Grapevine (Fed. Cir.) and Beard (7th Cir.). The Court of Appeals also adopted the government’s argument that Chevron deference apply to the government’s regulation (adopted after litigation began) interpreting the application of the six year statute.

Read the opinion here.
Intermountain Insurance Service of Vail, LLC v. Commissioner, Docket No. 10-1204 (D.C. Cir. June 21, 2011)

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