Co-author Caleb O’Donnell*

A recent U.S. Tax Court decision provides clarity to what the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) considers a limited partner for purposes of the ‘limited partner exception’ to the Self-Employment Contributions Act (“SECA”) tax under Code Sections[1] 1402(a)(3) and 1402(a)(13) (the “Limited Partner Exception”). The Tax Court held in Soroban Capital Partners

Intellectual property (“IP”) is hugely important to businesses. Given that importance, IP owners must occasionally litigate against the unauthorized use of their technology. The costs of such litigation and appurtenant settlements implicate a host of federal income tax issues. Some IP litigants do not consider those tax issues at all, while others aggressively overplay their

Many taxpayers have art collections. However, the art collections of some high-net-worth individuals, family offices, and business taxpayers may draw the unwanted eye of the IRS. With the increased focus on auditing high-income taxpayers, large partnerships, and using increased staff and artificial intelligence will almost certainly increase the number of cases involving artwork. At the

In November 2023, Gray Reed Tax Partners Joshua Smeltzer and Matthew Roberts authored an article titled “Where Have All the Theft Losses Gone?” published in Taxes: The Tax Magazine.

The article discusses whether taxpayers can deduct theft losses on their tax returns for 2018-2025 after new limitations were set by the 2017 Tax Cuts

On June 30, 2023 the District Court in the Northern District of California granted a petition to enforce the cryptocurrency exchange Kraken to release customer information.  Specifically, Kraken was ordered to produce the name, date of birth, taxpayer identification number, physical address, telephone number, and email addresses for customers having at least $20,000 of transactions

The Internal Revenue Service’s proposed classification of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as digital assets has raised concerns in the blockchain industry and among stakeholders. While these tokens are unique, the IRS’s broad categorization of NFTs as securities has led to calls for clearer regulations, especially as NFTs can also be collectibles. Industry experts seek clarification on

The U.S. Treasury Department faces a complex task in enforcing its proposed digital asset reporting rules on foreign trading platforms. The regulations, introduced in late August, primarily address domestic transactions, leaving potential difficulties in enforcing reporting requirements on foreign digital asset brokers, especially those operating cryptocurrency trading platforms.

One potential avenue for the Treasury to

On September 8, 2023 the IRS announced a sweeping effort to focus enforcement efforts on high-income individuals, partnerships, and corporations. On September 20, 2023 the IRS announced that it will establish a special passthrough organization to help audit initiatives for high-income individuals and  complex partnerships. Government officials have signaled that internal briefings are starting for