Swallows Holding, Inc.
The recent win for the IRS in Swallows Holding, Ltd. V. Commissioner, 515 F.3d 162 (3rd Cir. 2008), elucidates the ongoing debate over the appropriate standard for judicial review of Treasury regulations. In Swallows, the Third Circuit reversed a Tax Court decision and applied the highly deferential standard set forth…
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The IRS has appealed a Tax Court decision that held Treas. Reg. 1.882-4(a)(3)(i) to be invalid. Opinion, p. 3. Petitioner-appellee Swallows Holdings, Ltd. (“Taxpayer” or “Swallows”) is a Barbados corporation with two principal shareholders, Raimundo Arnaiz- Rosas and Aurora Elsa Arnaiz. On September 14, 1992, Taxpayer filed its first federal…
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