Estate of Sam E. Wilson, Jr., Deceased, Ada Rogers Wilson, Marnerleen Wilson Reid and Gordon P. Reid, Executors, and Ada Rogers Wilson, Petitioners, v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Respondent, 255 F.2d 702 (5th Cir. 1958)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - 255 F.2d 702 (5th Cir. 1958) May 29, 1958

Petition for Review of Decisions of the Tax Court of the United States (District of Texas).

Robert B. Payne, Dallas, Tex., for petitioners.

Charles K. Rice, Asst. Atty. Gen., Lee A. Jackson, Melvin L. Lebow, I. Henry Kutz, Joseph Kovner, Attys., Nelson P. Rose, Chief Counsel, I.R.S., John M. Morawski, Sp. Atty. I.R.S., Washington, D. C., for respondent.

Before RIVES, JONES and WISDOM, Circuit Judges.


The executors of Sam E. Wilson, Jr., here challenge the correctness of a determination of his Federal income tax liability for 1948 as made by the Tax Court. Its opinion is reported in 27 T.C. 976. We are in accord with the Tax Court's conclusions. Had the taxpayer adopted a different form for the particular transaction the tax incident might have been different. Cf. Zenz v. Quinlivan, 6 Cir., 1954, 213 F.2d 914. The difference in the factual situation makes Mayer v. Donnelly, 5 Cir., 1957, 247 F.2d 322, inapplicable. For the reasons assigned by the Tax Court in its opinion its judgment is