Kevin M. Flynn Representative Matters

  • Mr. Flynn tried the first case litigated in the Tax Court involving an Internal Revenue Service challenge to an historic rehabilitation tax credit transaction.  Mr. Flynn argued that the IRS’ attack against a rehabilitation project involving a tax-exempt entity and a Fortune 500 company was unfounded, in light of the clear Congressional purpose behind the historic rehabilitation tax credit.
     
  • Mr. Flynn successfully defended a corporate client in a three-week Tax Court trial against IRS challenges to the ownership of patent rights and to the patent royalty rate, under a royalty agreement between the corporation and its shareholders.
     
  • Following a two-week trial in an innocent spouse case, Mr. Flynn obtained a favorable settlement for his client, substantially reducing her exposure to IRS claims for taxes.
     
  • Mr. Flynn won partial summary judgment against the IRS in an I.R.C. § 6700 return preparer penalty case, which eliminated virtually all of the IRS’ claim for penalties against his client.
     
  • In an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Mr. Flynn obtained reversal of a district court’s decision against his client in a case involving whether entertainers should be classified as employees or independent contractors.
     
  • Mr. Flynn won a complete victory against the New York State and City tax authorities in a case where he proved that his client who owned a New York City apartment was not a resident of New York and, thus, not subject to New York State and City taxes.
     
  • In litigation against the New York State tax authorities, Mr. Flynn successfully established that his client’s withdrawals from his professional corporation were loans and not compensation, and that the client, an attorney, was not liable for civil penalties.
  • Represents a New York City bank before the Appeals Office of the Internal Revenue Service in a multi-million-dollar claim involving the bank’s charge-off of customer loans.
     
  • Represents a client in a Tax Court case with a deficiency asserted of more than $30 million involving issues of alleged unreported income, abandonment losses, rental activity adjustments, and the civil fraud penalty.
     
  • Represented a partner of a national accounting firm in criminal investigation by the United States Attorney’s Office for SDNY involving “tax shelters.” No charges were brought against his client.