IRS Claim Against Debtor Could Be Time-Barred: 6th Circ.

Law360, New York (December 12, 2013, 7:31 PM EST) -- A private debtor in a bankruptcy proceeding might not have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes because the statute of limitations on the tax year had already run out by the time the Internal Revenue Service filed its notice of deficiency, the Sixth Circuit ruled Thursday.

The IRS says that Mark W. Winters owes $226,142 to the federal government, arguing that the statute of limitations on his 2004 taxes should be extended from three to six years because he failed to report more...
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