Discovery of Tax Accrual Workpapers after Textron and Deloitte

Ilya A. Lipin

Villanova University - School of Business

February 9, 2011

Practical Tax Strategies, Feb 2011

The recent decisions of Textron and Deloitte have changed the landscape of tax practice by providing new guidance as to whether tax accrual workpapers are protected from discovery by the work product doctrine. However, the conflicting results of the Textron and Deloitte holdings as well as the inconsistency among other courts add uncertainty to the law surrounding the discovery of tax accrual workpapers making it an area prone for future litigation. A thorough understanding of the Arthur Young, Textron, and Deloitte decisions will empower counsel on either side of the representation with knowledge of how to argue for or against discovery of tax accrual workpapers.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 9

Keywords: Tax, Work Product Doctrine, Textron, Discovery of Tax Workpapers.

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Date posted: March 10, 2014  

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Lipin, Ilya A., Discovery of Tax Accrual Workpapers after Textron and Deloitte (February 9, 2011). Practical Tax Strategies, Feb 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2406605

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Villanova University - School of Business ( email )
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Villanova, PA 19085-1678
United States
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