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Archive : March 2012


March 9, 2012

Taxpayer Must Pay Gift Taxes on Transfer of Winning Lottery Ticket to Family Corporation

The March 6, 2012 Tax Court decision in Dickerson v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2012-60, examined whether a waitress who received a lottery ticket and transferred it to a new family corporation made a taxable gift to the other shareholders and, if so, whether the value of the gift should be discounted because of her former co-workers’ claims for a share of the winnings. The court answered yes to both questions.