The IRS Says “Nice Try.” Case Illustrations of Unsuccessful Valuation Efforts

Fall 2020

The Robins Kaplan Spotlight

In the context of valuation, legal professionals have at times utilized creative efforts to shield clients from tax exposure. It is perhaps unsurprising therefore that whether the focus involves art, a business, or a charitable donation, some of the most common valuation disputes intersect with taxing authorities. As the cases below illustrate, the IRS is not easily impressed.

Brendan V. Johnson

Partner

Co-Chair, American Indian Law and Policy Group;
Co-Chair, Government and Internal Investigations Group

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