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Ex-Seyfarth Atty’s spouse not eligible for tax breaks, seventh Circ. guidelines

Law360 (Aug 17, 2021, 7:59 p.m. EDT) – The wife of a former Seyfarth Shaw LLP partner, whom the Seventh Circuit viewed as abusive tax protection, is not eligible for exemption from the couple’s joint tax debt, the appeals court ruled Tuesday.

The Seventh Circuit said the tax court rightly dismissed Frances Rogers’ argument that she had no knowledge of business and financial matters. The court upheld the June 2020 decision of the U.S. Treasury Court not to absolve Frances Rogers of her joint liabilities with her husband John under Internal Revenue Code Section 6015 (b) for the fiscal years 2010 through 2012 if …

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