NetJets Says IRS Destroyed Emails Related To $643M Suit
Law360, New York (September 29, 2014, 7:28 PM EDT) -- NetJets Large Aircraft Inc. on Monday urged an Ohio federal court to dismiss the government's bid for summary judgment in a $643 million tax refund suit, alleging the IRS improperly destroyed documents that NetJets had requested in discovery, in some cases even after the company asked for them.
NetJets alleges that the destroyed documents bolster its case that fees paid by users of air transportation services provided by several NetJets entities are not taxable under Section 4261 of the Internal Revenue Code and that the company is entitled to a refund.
"There can be no dispute that the government's reckless destruction...
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