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Mortimer Caplin and Other Former IRS Commissioners File Brief With D.C. Circuit in Preparer Oversight Case

April 8, 2013, Tax Notes

Mortimer M. Caplin, founder of boutique law firm Caplin & Drysdale, is among five former IRS commissioners who filed an amici brief with the D.C. Circuit in support of the government's appeal of a district court decision that declared tax return preparer oversight regulations invalid, arguing that Treasury has the authority to regulate the conduct of tax return preparers.  The amici curiae are former Commissioners of Internal Revenue:

Former Commissioner

Service as Commissioner

Mortimer M. Caplin


1961 – 1964

Sheldon S. Cohen


1965 – 1969

Lawrence B. Gibbs


1986 – 1989

Fred T. Goldberg, Jr.


1989 – 1992

Charles O. Rossotti

1997 – 2002

To view the brief, please go to Tax Notes' website.           


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