Appeal Affirmed For Government – UNITED STATES v. KAPP – US 9th Circuit

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by on September 23, 2009 at 6:52 pm

Examining compliance requirements on accountants…

If you’re related to the maritime industry and are here reading you’ve heard the story. CPA in California won a fight for mariners, gaining them income tax deductions. One tax court case fueled a deduction frenzy that resulted in the US Department of Justice stepping in to correct what they saw as errors.

Kapp is a Certified Public Accountant who specializes in preparing federal income tax returns for individuals employed in the transportation industry. ? This case relates to his preparation of federal tax returns for mariners who work on oceangoing ships and who are at sea for long periods without returning to port (“deep sea mariners”), and mariners who work on tug boats and barges (“tug and barge mariners”), which return to port more frequently. ? Deep sea mariners are provided meals by their employer while working on board the ship. ? Tug and barge mariners also typically do not incur meal related expenses. via No.?07-56408. – UNITED STATES v. KAPP – US 9th Circuit.

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