After years of procedural delays, the trial between investment company Berkshire Hathway Inc. and the Internal Revenue Service has begun over the legality of tax deductions taken by the company in the late 1980s.

Investor mogul Warren Buffett is expected to take the stand for his company, which filed a lawsuit three years ago against the IRS, saying the agency wrongfully denied it $16.3 million in tax deductions.

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