DC Circ. Rejects IRS' Bid To Regulate Tax Preparers

Law360, New York (February 11, 2014, 2:20 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit ruled Tuesday that the Internal Revenue Service lacks the authority to regulate independent tax return preparers, a decision that further dims the agency's attempts to implement a nationwide licensing system on the industry.

In a unanimous decision, the appeals court said Congress has not given the IRS the power to regulate the more than 350,000 independent tax preparers operating in the U.S. The D.C. Circuit shot down the IRS' claim that a statute enacted in 1884 extends the agency's regulatory authority to the...
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Case Information

Case Title

Sabina Loving, et al v. IRS, et al

Case Number



Appellate - DC Circuit

Nature of Suit

2890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

February 21, 2013


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