In Uncategorized on 03/07/2017 at 13:44

If you’re a constant reader of this my blog (in which case, my sincerest thanks), you’re aware of my ongoing colloquy with Ch J L Paige (“Iron Fist”) Marvel about the admission of CPAs to Tax Court, without the need for all that messy examination process, when only eight percent of those taking the exam actually pass.

No, CPAs apparently get a bye. See my blogposts “CPA = USTCP? – This Is Getting Boring,” 12/27/16, “CPA = USTCP? – Redivivus,” 12/19/16, “CPA = USTCP? – Part Deux,” 6/29/16, and finally “CPA = USTCP?” 6/6/16.

There now.

But all this is coming to an end, though, with becoming modesty, I certainly do not claim credit for making it happen.

Here’s James R. McDonald & Robin D. McDonald, Docket No. 1585-17, filed 3/7/17, but Jim and Rob are just along for the ride, as this order really concerns their trusty CPA and EA, whom I’ll hereinafter designate as DKW, EA, CPA.

DKW, EA, CPA moves for entry of decision. See my abovecited blogposts. So this should be a no-brainer.

However, Ch J Iron Fist isn’t buying.

“The Court’s records indicate that [DKW, EA, CPA] is not admitted to practice before the Tax Court, and therefore may not enter an appearance to represent taxpayers. It further appears that [DKW, EA, CPA] is not presently qualified to appear on behalf of petitioners in any other recognized capacity under the Tax Court Rules of Practice and Procedure. The Tax Court is not part of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and does not recognize powers of attorney, as does the IRS.” Order, at p. 1.

So let Jim and Rob talk to IRS counsel their own selves, sign a stip or give a status report.


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