The United States Tax Court recently issued an opinion that contains valuable lessons for any forum. Real estate valuation litigation regularly occurs in the Tax Court.

In Boltar LLC v. Commissioner, the Tax Court granted the government’s motion to strike the taxpayer’s appraisal because it was “unrealiable and irrelevant.” In that case, the IRS and

The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network issued its Mortgage Loan Fraud update reports for the first 2 quarters of 2010. Those reports included statistics relating to “suspicious activities” regarding appraisal activities. It found that between 5 and 6 percent of the overall reports of suspected mortgage fraud in the first half of 2010 had some

The United States Tax Court recently found that an appraisal does not necessarily need to comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice – commonly known as USPAP – to be admissible or reliable.
Continue Reading UNITED STATES TAX COURT FINDS FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH USPAP DOES NOT RENDER EXPERT APPRAISAL INADMISSIBLE