Articles Tagged tax loopholes

William A. Drennan, The Patented Loophole: How Should Congress Respond to this Judicial Invention?

59 Fla. L. Rev. 229 (2007) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: An IRS spokesperson “questioned whether the [Patent Office] staff has adequate background in tax law . . . to properly rule on those patent applications [for tax strategies].” In response, a Patent Office spokesperson said, “The [Patent Office] has a long tradition of […]

Daniel J. Glassman, "It's Not a Lie if You Believe it": Tax Shelters and the Economic Substance Doctrine

58 Fla. L. Rev. 665 (2006) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: In an episode of Seinfeld, Jerry was confronted with the requirement of taking a polygraph test after denying, to a woman police-officer whom he was dating, that he watched the television show Melrose Place. Deeply concerned about his pending polygraph examination, he turned […]