New Truces And New Battle Lines In Tax Litigation

Law360, New York (February 18, 2014, 2:22 PM EST) -- As the long period of widespread creative tax planning draws to a close for corporate America, state and federal governments are still combatively scrutinizing taxpayer positions.

Long the near-exclusive domain of corporate chief financial officers and tax vice presidents, state and federal tax controversies are increasingly grabbing the attention of general counsel because of the escalating aggressiveness of government tax officials. As the taxpayer pendulum swings away from creativity toward more conservative positions, the government pendulum continues to swing the other way, reflecting a continuing mistrust...
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