• Monte Silver, Tax lawyer

Harvard Law School Tax Clinic to file a brief in support of our motion for summary Judgment!!!

Updated: May 11, 2020

The Harvard Law School Tax Clinic (HLSTC) to file a brief ("Amicus brief") in support of our motion for summary Judgment!!! WOW, is all I can say!!!!

What is an Amicus brief: An amicus brief is a legal position paper filed by an expert in the field who is not a party to the lawsuit, and who has not received any funding by a party to file it. The amicus brief supports the position of one of the sides. In many cases, the brief is written by a large law firm on behalf of a client who has a unique insight about the issue that will be valuable to the court. Such briefs are usually filed in cases at the US Supreme court level, not in cases at our level.

In this case, HLSTC is filing the brief on behalf of "The Center for Taxpayer Rights" (CTR) - a non-profit founded by Nina Olsen, the recently retired head of the National Taxpayer Advocate, an independent organization within the Internal Revenue Service

What is the Harvard Law school Tax clinic: The Federal Tax Clinic represents lower-income taxpayers in controversies with the IRS, both before the IRS and in federal court. The center represents taxpayers involving examinations, administrative appeals, collection matters and cases before the United States Tax Court and Federal District Courts

For links - see:

The motion by HLSTC: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1eeS_r2ZhpU5i0fCTFA63IXi_cezT9nXN

About HLSTC: https://hls.harvard.edu/dept/clinical/clinics/federal-tax-clinic-lsc/

About CTR: https://taxpayer-rights.org/about-us/

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