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IRS Threatened With Sanctions In $643M NetJets Suit

Law360, Washington (August 11, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT) -- The Internal Revenue Service may face sanctions if it doesn’t comply with new discovery deadlines in a $643 million tax suit brought by NetJets International Inc. over the imposition of a transportation excise tax, an Ohio federal judge said Friday.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Terence P. Kemp said it was evident that the IRS did not adequately follow a prior order setting deadlines for discovery in the lawsuit, which NetJets filed in 2011.

“The IRS did not focus substantial attention on what it needed to accomplish, internally, in order to be able to comply with the court’s orders,” Judge Kemp said. “The...

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November 14, 2011

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