Kearney Partners Fund v. United States, No. 14-14067 (11th Cir. 2015)Annotate this Case
Plaintiffs filed suit challenging the Notices of Final Partnership Administrative Adjustment (FPAAs) the IRS issued disallowing all items they claimed on their partnership returns on the ground that partnerships constituted an abusive tax shelter designed to generate artificial, noneconomic tax losses desired by the taxpayer. The district court upheld the administrative adjustments to the partnerships’ returns and entered judgment for the Government. The court concluded that the district court's Memorandum Opinion and Order correctly resolved these questions; and therefore, the court affirmed on this basis. The district court concluded that the FPAAs properly found that the partnerships lacked economic substance and made adjustments accordingly. However, the FPAAs improperly imposed penalties.