Gaps in the Seventh Circuit's Reasoning in Lantz

8 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2011 Last revised: 11 Apr 2011

Date Written: September 27, 2010


Last year the Tax Court invalidated an IRS regulation that imposed a two-year time limit on claims for equitable innocent spouse relief, based on the rationale that Congress acted intentionally when it imposed the two-year time limit on other types of innocent spouse relief but not on equitable claims for relief. The Seventh Circuit reversed the Tax Court on this issue. Significant gaps in the reasoning of the Seventh Circuit opinion raise serious questions about the correctness of its holding.

Keywords: Lantz, Chevron, Russello, Mannella

Suggested Citation

Smith, Patrick J., Gaps in the Seventh Circuit's Reasoning in Lantz (September 27, 2010). Tax Notes, p. 1375, September 2010. Available at SSRN:

Patrick J. Smith (Contact Author)

Ivins, Phillips & Barker ( email )

1717 K Street, NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
United States

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