The First Circuit, in a case of first impression and a split with the Ninth Circuit, has held that in determining the tax treatment of an FCA (False Claims Act) civil settlement, a court may consider factors beyond the mere presence or absence of a tax characterization agreement between the government and the settling party.
First Circuit Affirms Deduction of Fraud Penalty Settlement By Government Contractor
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