Saturday, March 12, 2016

District Court holds the § 6707 Tax Shelter Reporting penalty Not Divisible (3/12/16)

I previously reported on a case in the Court of Federal Claims, Diversified Group Inc. v. United States, 123 Fed. Cl. 442, 2015 U.S. Claims LEXIS 1276 (2015), here, appeal docketed, No. 16-1014 (Fed. Cir. October 6, 2015), here, that held that the § 6707 penalty was not divisible for purpose of the Flora, here, full payment rule for refund suits.  See Flora Full Payment Rule and the Rough Edges (Federal Tax Procedure Blog 9/17/15), here.  In Pfaff v. United States, Civil Action No. 14-cv-03349-PAB-NYW, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30844 (D. Colo. Mar. 10, 2016) [no link available], in a much shorter opinion, the District Court reached the same result that, in my judgment, does not provide anything not covered in the Diversified Group opinion.