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Evan Walters focuses his practice on US and international taxation. He has experience across a wide range of issues involving corporate and partnership taxation. Read Evan Walter's full bio. 

Taxpayers Should Prepare for the Next Penalty Battleground


By , and on May 31, 2019
Posted In IRS Audits, IRS Guidance, Tax Refunds, Uncategorized

The IRS is using a new tool from its arsenal to enforce compliance for tax refund and credit claims: the Internal Revenue Code Section 6676 penalty. Taxpayers and their advisers need to be aware of the mechanics of this penalty and how best to avoid it being sustained. Andrew R. Roberson, Kevin Spencer and Evan...

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Ninth Circuit Interprets Summons Notice Rules Strictly Against IRS


By and on Mar 5, 2019
Posted In Appellate Courts, IRS Audits, IRS Guidance, Trial Courts, Uncategorized

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had broad examination authority to determine the correct amount of tax owed by taxpayers. In addition to seeking information directly from a taxpayer, the IRS is also authorized to seek information from third parties. However, Internal Revenue Code (Code) Section 7602(c)(1) requires that the IRS provide “reasonable notice in advance...

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Tax Reform Insight: New Foreign Tax Credit Rules May Warrant Restructuring Foreign Branches


By , , and on Jun 27, 2018
Posted In IRS Guidance, Tax Reform, Uncategorized

The 2017 Tax Act added a separate foreign tax credit limitation category, or basket, for income earned in a foreign branch. As a result, certain US groups may be limited in their ability to use foreign income taxes paid or accrued by a foreign branch as a credit against their US federal income tax liability....

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