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Credibility Lessons From The Tax Court

Posted in Appraisers, Valuation

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… Continue Reading

Treasury Dept. Releases Mortgage Fraud Reports

Posted in Appraisers

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… Continue Reading