Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Estate of Michael Jackson v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue: Tax Court Allows Testimony of Expert who Gave False Information
In a tax proceeding, the United States Tax Court denied the Estate of Michael Jackson’s motion asking the court to exclude testimony by a government expert witness. The expert had previously provided false information to the court regarding whether he had written a validation report for the IRS’ Examination Division relating to the third-party’s taxpayer audit. Jackson’s estate made numerous objections to the expert’s testimony including a request that it be excluded based on the witness’s multiple lies and deceit. The court denied the motion.
See Quinton Weinstein, Estate of Michael Jackson v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue: Tax Court Allows Testimony of Expert who Gave False Information, Wealth Strategies Journal, October 2, 2017.
Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (Professional Legal Marketing (PLM, Inc.) for bringing this article to my attention.