Top IRS Lawyer Says ‘Mayo’ Ruling Gives IRS More Guidance, Flexibility

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The U.S. Supreme Court's Mayo decision, which found in favor of the Treasury Department, will provide the federal government with additional flexibility in issuing tax-related guidance and rulemaking, a senior Internal Revenue Service official says. Clarissa C. Potter, IRS deputy chief counsel (technical), also says the high-profile decision in Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research v. United States, likely would change the “environment” regarding rulemaking and guidance on tax issues.