Beardv.C.I.R

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United States Court of Appeals, Sixth CircuitJun 24, 1986
793 F.2d 139 (6th Cir. 1986)

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No. 84-1698.

Submitted March 31, 1986.

Decided June 24, 1986.

Robert D. Beard, Carleton, Mich., pro se.

Fred T. Goldberg, Jr., Chief Counsel, I.R.S., Glenn L. Archer, Jr., Michael L. Paup, Tax Div., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., Richard Farber, Farley P. Katz, for respondent-appellee.

On Appeal from the United States Tax Court.

Before KEITH and NELSON, Circuit Judges, and EDWARDS, Senior Circuit Judge.


Petitioner Robert Beard appeals a United States Tax Court order and decision granting respondent's motion for summary judgment and assessing petitioner with additional tax and damages. Petitioner filed a petition in the Tax Court challenging a notice of deficiency issued by the respondent, Commissioner of Internal Revenue. The court concluded that no issues of material fact precluded granting respondent's motion for summary judgment. The court determined that the wages earned by petitioner are taxable; the altered Treasury Form 1040 filed by petitioner did not constitute a return under 26 U.S.C. § 6011 (1982); and that petitioner therefore owed additional tax for willfully filing a late return in violation of 26 U.S.C. § 6651(a)(1), 6653(a) (1982).

Upon review of the record, we conclude no genuine issue of material fact precluded the Tax Court from granting summary judgment to respondent. In our view, petitioner's wages are taxable as gross income, see Eisner v. Macomber, 252 U.S. 189, 207, 40 S.Ct. 189, 193, 64 L.Ed. 521 (1920), and petitioner's altered 1040 from does not constitute a "return" in compliance with 26 U.S.C. § 6011(a) (1982). See Counts v. Commissioner, 774 F.2d 426, 427 (11th Cir. 1985) (per curiam).

The decision of the Tax Court is hereby affirmed without sanctions against petitioner, based upon the Tax Court decision reported at 82 T.C. 766 (1984).


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