Pot Co. Harborside Gets $11M Bill After Tax Code Fight

Law360 (October 22, 2019, 12:52 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Tax Court judge has said California cannabis company Harborside Inc. owes $11 million in taxes after its battle with the Internal Revenue Service over whether it is subject to a tax code clause targeting drug dealers.

The final bill comes after Harborside was audited for tax years 2007 through 2012, years when only medical marijuana was legal in California. U.S. Tax Court Judge Mark Holmes issued his decision on the amount of taxes Harborside owes on Thursday, according to court records. In total, Harborside owes just over $11 million in taxes and no penalties.

The company, which owns an...

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