Sixth Circuit Fuels Circuit Split Over Use of Tables to Value Lottery Winnings
The Sixth Circuit yesterday (Negron v. United States, No. 07-4460 (6th Cir. Jan. 28, 2009)) added more fuel to the split in the circuits over whether the § 7520 valuation tables should be used to value lottery payments, joining the Fifth Circuit (Cook v. Commissioner, 349 F.3d 850 (5th Cir. 2003)) in upholding the use of the tables, contrary to the position of the Second and Ninth Circuits (Estate of Gribauskas v. Commissioner, 342 F.3d 85 (2d Cir. 2003); Shackleford v. United States, 262 F.3d 1028 (9th Cir. 2001)).
Thanks to Professor Paul Caron for bringing this to my attention.