TAX COURT RULES FOR EMBEZZLER'S HUBBYWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Tax Court has ruled in favor of a taxpayer, David Billings, who asked to be relieved from liability for the tax owed on money that his wife embezzled from her employer without his knowledge.

The court had originally declined to rule on the case, saying it was outside its jurisdiction. Billings appealed, and while his appeal was pending, Congress amended the Tax Code to give the court jurisdiction over cases like his.

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