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Innocent Spouses, Reasonable Women And Divorce: The Gap Between Reality And The Internal Revenue Code, Stephen A. Zorn Jan 1996

Innocent Spouses, Reasonable Women And Divorce: The Gap Between Reality And The Internal Revenue Code, Stephen A. Zorn

Michigan Journal of Gender & Law

This Article asks whether the "reasonable woman" should become the standard for women seeking relief from tax liabilities under the innocent spouse provision of the I.R.C. and whether an even more specific standard should be adopted for women who are also going through divorce or are in similar situations.


Federal Tax Lien—Forced Sale Of The Homestead Interest Of A Non-Delinquent Spouse, Allen C. Dobson Apr 1984

Federal Tax Lien—Forced Sale Of The Homestead Interest Of A Non-Delinquent Spouse, Allen C. Dobson

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review

No abstract provided.


I.R.C. Section 71: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, John A. Lynch Jr. Jan 1982

I.R.C. Section 71: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, John A. Lynch Jr.

Duquesne Law Review

The author believes that applying the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code governing the tax treatment of payments made incident to separation and divorce has become complicated and unpredictable. In this article, Professor Lynch examines how I.R.C. sections 71 and 215 have developed, given congressional intent, with respect to the definition of an obligation of support, the differentiation between a support obligation and a property interest, and the periodic payment requirement. He concludes with suggestions aimed at simplifying the law with respect to these payments.


The Haitian Vacation: The Applicability Of Sham Doctrine To Year-End Divorces, Michigan Law Review May 1979

The Haitian Vacation: The Applicability Of Sham Doctrine To Year-End Divorces, Michigan Law Review

Michigan Law Review

This Note examines the propriety of applying the sham doctrine to tax-motivated divorces. Section I outlines the evolution of the sham doctrine from its exposition in Gregory v. Helvering through its expression in two different tests for commercial transactions. Section II then studies the relationship between state divorce law and the marital status provisions of the Internal Revenue Code to demonstrate the clear congressional preference for incorporating state law by reference rather than creating an independent federal law of marriage. It also examines the history of the 1969 Tax Reform Act in a vain effort to discern a congressional desire ...


Wright V. Commissioner, 62 T.C. 377 (1974), Aff'd, 543 F.2d 593 (7th Cir. 1976), Ruth L. Gokel Jan 1978

Wright V. Commissioner, 62 T.C. 377 (1974), Aff'd, 543 F.2d 593 (7th Cir. 1976), Ruth L. Gokel

Florida State University Law Review

Income Tax- PROPERTY SETTLEMENT IN DIVORCE- AN UNSETTLED AREA OF SETTLED LAW.