Discussion:Uncertain tax positions

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Jerrykern (talk|edits) said:

26 January 2010
IRS to Taxpayers: "Do our job for us"

MWPXYZ (talk|edits) said:

27 January 2010
Those of us with corporate clients with less than $10 million in assets eagerly look forward to the schedule in hopes of learning of the "cutting edge" tax savings techniques. Hopefully the IRS does not list any patented techniques, without informing us.

NMexEA (talk|edits) said:

27 January 2010
"...patented techniques..."

Isn't that bizarre? How can one patent what amounts to a legal theory? But there it is...the USPTO has issued several of these patents. If you apply the tax code in a way that is similar to the patented strategy, you can be sued for infringement.

I don't believe that the question of "patentability" has yet been litigated and I'm not enough of an IP lawyer to guess what the result will be when it is but as a plain vanilla lawyer, I find the idea to be frankly offensive.

Jerrykern (talk|edits) said:

27 January 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_re_Bilski

Genskitty (talk|edits) said:

January 30, 2010
Just read it and I see it does not really deal too much with the Sole Proprietor.

Genskitty (talk|edits) said:

January 30, 2010
Just read it and I see it does not really deal too much with the Sole Proprietor.

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