Actions on Decisions (AOD)
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An Action on Decision (AOD) is a formal memorandum prepared by the IRS Office of Chief Counsel that announces the future litigation position the IRS will take with regard to the court decision addressed by the AOD.

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1997-01 Xerox Corporation v. United States, 41 F.3d 647 (Fed. Cir. 1994). Reflects the Service's disagreement that the U.S.-U.K. Income Tax Treaty allows a United States corporation to treat advance tax paid by a U.K. subsidiary as a creditable tax under I.R.C. § 902(a) 03/03/2000
1997-02 United States v. Kao, 81 F.3d 114 (9th Cir. 1996). Reflects the Service's acquiescence in the result that the Service could not, by issuing summonses, compel taxpayers to sign consent directives authorizing the release of records from unidentifie 03/03/2000
1997-03 Buckeye Countrymark v. Comm., 103 T.C. 547 (1994) Reflects the Service's agreement that nonexempt cooperatives subject to subchapter T of the Internal Revenue Code are permitted to carry back losses from furnishing goods and services to its mem 03/03/2000
1997-04 Duncan v. U.S., Docket No. 95-228 (U.S. D.C.,E.D. Ky.) Reflects the Service's agreement that disability benefits paid from a Kentucky policemen and firefighter's retirement fund can be excluded from gross income under I.R.C. § 104(a)(1) as benefits 03/03/2000
1997-05 Hurt v. USA, 70 F.3d 1261 (4th Cir. 1995). Reflects the Service's disagreement with the Fourth Circuit's opinion that the Service was not entitled to collect statutory interest on the taxes assessed pursuant to a Tax Court decision based 03/03/2000
1997-06 Risman v. Commissioner, 100 T.C. 1991 (1993) (T.C. # 11429-91). AOD reflects the Service's continued disagreement with the factual finding that the taxpayer made a deposit, not a payment of tax, when the remitted a check with a request for extension of time 03/03/2000
1997-07 The Edna Louise Dunn Trust v. Commissioner. Reflects the Service's agreement that a corporation's distribution of stock to shareholders in a spinoff of a subsidiary was tax-free under I.R.C. § 355(a)(1). 03/03/2000
1997-08 May Department Stores Co. v. United States, 36 Fed. Cl. 680. May Department Stores Co. v. United States, 36 Fed. Cl. 680 (Ct. Fed. Cls. 1996). AOD reflects the Service's agreement that, if a taxpayer elects to have overpayments of tax reported on a timely 03/03/2000
1997-09 Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. v. Commissioner, 108 F.3d 290. Reflects the Service's acceptance of the Eleventh Circuit's holding that the I.R.C. § 4471 excise tax on voyages on commercial passenger vessels does not apply to voyages on which passengers e 03/03/2000
1997-10 Sun Microsystems, Inc. v. Commissioner, T.C.M. 1995-69. Reflects the Service's agreement that the income recognized by the taxpayer's employees under I.R.C. § 421(b) on the "disqualifying disposition" of incentive stock options were includable as " 03/03/2000
1997-11 Trans City Life Insurance Company v. Commissioner. Reflects the Service's disagreement with the Tax Court's conclusion that the Commissioner abused his discretion in determining that reinsurance agreements entered into by the taxpayer with an 03/03/2000
1997-12 Jackson v. Comm, 108 T.C. 130 (1997) ( T.C. # 23558-94). Reflects the Service's agreement that a former insurance agent is not required to pay tax under the Self-Employment Contributions Act (SECA) on specified contractual termination payments he rec 03/03/2000
1997-13 Pacific Enterprises & Subs. v. Comm., 101 T.C. 1 (1993). This Action on decision reflects the Service's agreement that recoverable cushion gas and recoverable line pack gas, which are used to maintain adequate pressure in gas storage reservoirs and pi 03/03/2000
1997-14 Transwestern Pipeline Co. v. United States, 639 F.2d 679. Revised AOD reflects the Service's agreement with the Court of Claims' conclusion that recoverable line pack gas, which is used to maintain adequate pressure in gas pipelines, is appropriately t 03/03/2000
1998-01 Beatty v. Commissioner, 106 T.C. 268 (1996). Reflects the Service's agreement that a county sheriff was entitled to reduce his gross receipts by costs of goods sold in computing income from providing meals to prisoners. 03/03/2000
1998-02 Bilzerian v. United States, 86 F.3d 1067 (11th Cir. 1996) Reflects the Service's acquiescence in the result reached by the Eleventh Circuit in holding that once an assessed tax liability is paid by the taxpayer, the Service cannot use administrative c 03/03/2000
1998-03 Golden Belt Telephone Coop v. Comm, 108 T.C. 498 (1997). Reflects the Service's agreement that, in determining the tax exempt status of a rural telephone cooperative, payments to the cooperative by long distance providers for billing and collection s 03/03/2000
1998-04 Fredericks v. Commissioner, No. 96-7748. Reflects the Service's agreement with the circuit court's ruling that, based upon the particular facts of this case, the Service was equitably estopped from relying upon a Form 872-A to indefini 03/03/2000
1998-05 McCormick v. Peterson, CV93-2157 (E.D>N.Y. 1993). Reflects the Service's agreement with the district court's ruling that adding the words "under protest" to the signature of a tax return without otherwise modifying the words of the jurat doe 03/03/2000
1998-06 Estate of Clara K. Hoover v. Comm., 69 F.3d 1044 (10th Cir. 1995). This Action on decision reflects the Service's agreement with the circuit court's ruling that, in the absence of regulations, an estate claiming a special use valuation under I.R.C. § 2032A fo 03/03/2000
1998-07 Clark D. & Janis L. Pulliam v. Comm., T.C. Memo. 1997-274. This Action on Decision reflects the Service's disagreement with the Tax Court's opinion, on the facts presented, that protecting against competition and retaining a key employee are valid corporat 03/03/2000
1998-08 Fluor v. U.S., 126 F.3d 1397 (Fed. Cir. 1997). Although the Service agrees with the Federal Circuit's holding that an underpayment of tax that is eliminated by the carryback of excess foreign tax credits from a later year remains due and unp 03/03/2000
1999-01 Eisenberg v. Comm., 155 F. 3d 50 (2d Cir. 1998). This Action on Decision reflects the Service's acquiescence in the Court's conclusion, to the extent, that it held that there is no legal prohibition against the discount in the value of a gift of 03/03/2000
1999-02 Larotonda v. Commissioner, AOD CC-1998-010. An action on decision stating that the Service will not acquiescence to the Court's conclusion in Larotonda. Recent legislation warrants the withdrawing of this AOD. The statutory provision effe 03/03/2000
1999-03 Murillo v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 1998-13. This Action on Decision reflects the Service's acquiescence in the Court's conclusion, in this case, that the Individual Retirement Account (IRA) forfeiture was similar to the Service's levy on a K 03/03/2000

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