Worksheet_Three - 4 How does the court rule 5 What is the...

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Tax Research Worksheet #3 Spring 2010 Due: February 8, 2010 Schmitt 15 points ______________________________________________________________________ Instructions: Each student should turn in the assignment separately. The assignment is due at the beginning of class; however, keep a copy because we will be discussing the assignment in class. Assignments should be typed (and spell-checked). All answers should include proper citation of applicable authority (see Appendix B of book for proper format). Part 1 – Read the case: Jenkins, Harold, TC Memo 1983-667, 47 TCM 238 (1983) Answer the following questions regarding this case: 1) What court is this case from? When was it decided? 2) Who is the petitioner? Who is respondent? 3) What is the main issue of the case?
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Unformatted text preview: 4) How does the court rule? 5) What is the court’s rationale? 6) What does it mean at the end of the case when it says “Decision will be entered under Rule 155”? 7) What do you think the precedential value of this case is? 8) What do you think of Footnote 14? Part 2 – Read the case: Singleton-Clarke, TC Summary Opinion, 2009-182 Assume one of your friends is currently working towards an MSA. He read an article in the Wall Street Journal about this case and now thinks he should be able to deduct the cost of his education. He knows you are taking Tax Research and comes and asks you what you think. What will you tell him (be thorough in your response!)? [you may need to do additional research to give a complete answer]...
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