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University of Michigan Law School

1949

Firm bank account

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Taxation--Income Tax--Family Partnerships--Application Of The Tower-Lusthaus Doctrine, Earl R. Boonstra S.Ed. Dec 1949

Taxation--Income Tax--Family Partnerships--Application Of The Tower-Lusthaus Doctrine, Earl R. Boonstra S.Ed.

Michigan Law Review

Respondent and his four sons formed a partnership in 1939. The sons contributed cattle and property purchased from respondent who accepted their notes in return. Subsequently, part of the notes were forgiven and part paid from shares of the firm proceeds. A firm bank account was opened on which all members could draw. It was planned that all the sons would render substantial services to the partnership. However, the plan was disrupted when the two eldest were called to military duty, and the two minor sons continued their education. A partnership return was filed for 1940. The Commissioner determined a …