Whistleblower Seeks IRS Deadline Extension In DC Circ.

Law360 (May 9, 2018, 2:26 PM EDT) -- A tax whistleblower said the U.S. Tax Court should hear his untimely petition because the Internal Revenue Service letter declining his claim was vague and failed to tell him he could appeal, according to a brief filed Tuesday with the D.C. Circuit.

David Myers filed a whistleblower claim with the IRS in 2009 and received a denial letter in March 2013. Myers did not file with the Tax Court until January 2015, which dismissed his claim in 2017 for filing outside the 30-day time period set in Internal Revenue Code § 7623(b)(4).

"In this case, given that Myers' whistleblower claim had been pending...

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