Route 231, LLC v. Commissioner, No. 14-1983 (4th Cir. 2016)Annotate this Case
The Commissioner issued a Final Partnership Administrative Adjustment (FPAA) indicating that Route 231 should have reported the $3,816,000 it received from Virginia Conservation, one of its members, as gross income and not a capital contribution. The Tax Court determined that the transaction was a “sale” and reportable as gross income in 2005. The court concluded that the Tax Court did not err in agreeing with the Commissioner that the money Route 231 received from Virginia Conservation was “income” for federal tax purposes. Further, the court concluded that the Tax Court correctly determined that the tax credit sale occurred in 2005 for federal tax purposes. Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment.