Reports of the Tax Court of the United States, Volume 21

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1954 - Taxation

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Page 83 - Deductions otherwise allowed by law not attributable to the operation of a trade or business regularly carried on by the taxpayer...
Page 301 - The amounts of the following liabilities shall, except as hereinafter in this section provided, be assessed, collected, and paid In the same manner and subject to the same provisions and limitations...
Page 832 - In the case of an Individual, losses sustained during the taxable year and not compensated for by insurance or otherwise — (1) U Incurred In trade or business; or (2) If Incurred in any transaction entered into for profit, though not connected with the trade or business...
Page 816 - This is not the substitution of the will of the judge for that of the legislator, for frequently words of general meaning are used in a statute, words broad enough to include an act in question, and yet a consideration of the whole legislation, or of the circumstances surrounding its enactment, or of the absurd results which follow from giving such broad meaning to the words, makes it unreasonable to believe that the legislator intended to include the particular act.
Page 8 - When aid to construction of the meaning of words, as used in the statute, is available, there certainly can be no "rule of law" which forbids its use, however clear the words may appear on "superficial examination.
Page 468 - ... as are allowed by the laws of the jurisdiction, whether within or without the United States, under which the estate is being administered...
Page 957 - ... organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes, Including the encouragement of art and the prevention of cruelty to children or animals...
Page 278 - ... in discharge of, a legal obligation which, because of the marital or family relationship, is imposed upon or incurred by such husband under such decree or under a written instrument incident to such divorce...
Page 8 - Frequently, however, even when the plain meaning did not produce absurd results but merely an unreasonable one 'plainly at variance with the policy of the legislation as a whole' this Court has followed that purpose, rather than the literal words.
Page 47 - February 28, 1913, the basis for depletion shall be the fair market value of the property at the date of discovery or within thirty days thereafter, If such mines were not acquired as the result of purchase of a proven tract or lease, and If the fair market value of the property Is materially disproportionate to the cost.

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