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The Intersection of ‘Trafficking under IRC 280(E)’ & Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) Relevant to Taxable Income for Marijuana Distributors in Colorado

Business Entity Selection and the Tax Consequences of Converting

As many of you who follow me and/or this tax blog know I have been actively tracking a handful of select medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado who have been denied the opportunity to deduct ordinary and necessary business expenses by

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Trafficking under IRC § 280E

Business Entity Selection and the Tax Consequences of Converting

The Internal Revenue Code is a complex beast.  In the lunacy of it all I've been asked to define 'trafficking' as it relates to 26 USC § 280E - Expenditures in connection with the illegal sale of drugs which states as follows: "No

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Posted in Appeals & Audit Resolution, Asset Classification, Business Expense, Cash Transaction, COGS, IRS Mediation, Marijuana, Net Operating Loss, NOL, Tax Abuse, Tax Court, Tax Guidance & Preparation, Tax Problems & Requests

IRS and Medical Marijuana Dispensaries – Olive v. Commissioner

Dispensary owners now finally have some precedent to follow in arriving at federal taxable income. In Olive v. Comm'r, 139 T.C. No. 2 (8/2/12), Mr. Martin Olive the owner of an operation called the Vapor Room was required to prove

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