Go to the Tax Almanac Website, located at http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Tax_Research_Resources. Review the U.S. Tax Court – Memorandum Decision case, “Alacare Home Health Services, Inc., Petitioner v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Respondent”. Be prepared to discuss. Note: The case noted above can be found by navigating to U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Tax Court Decisions, and entering a keyword search in the provided search box.
Week 1 Discussion
“Interpreting Tax Research and Tax Representation Guidelines” Please respond to the following:
1. From the e-Activity, evaluate the importance of the principal issue litigated in the case in question using the tax research steps outlined in Appendix A of your text.
2. Compare the American Institute of CPAs’ (AICPA) Statements on Tax Standards (SSTS) and the Treasury Department Circular 230 rules to practice before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Suggest which document creates better guidance in the preparation of tax returns and written advice provided to taxpayers.