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STROTHER V. BURNET, 287 U. S. 314 (1932)

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Strother v. Burnet, 287 U.S. 314 (1932)

Strother v. Burnet

No. 105

Argued November 18, 1932

Decided December 5, 1932

287 U.S. 314




Decided in accordance with Bankers Pocahontas Coal Co. v. Burnet, ante, p. 287 U. S. 308, pursuant to a stipulation of the parties.

55 F.2d 626 affirmed.

Certiorari to review a judgment sustaining a decision of the Board of Tax Appeals, 18 B.T.A. 901, which upheld a ruling of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

MR. JUSTICE STONE delivered the opinion of the Court.

The decision in this case, which is here on certiorari, turns on that in Bankers Pocahontas Coal Co. v. Burnet, ante, p. 287 U. S. 308.

Petitioner, a stockholder in the Bankers' Pocahontas Coal Co., received dividends upon his stock which were, to some extent, a distribution of the royalty payments received by the corporation and involved in its suit against the Commissioner. The ruling of the Commissioner in this case, that the amounts so distributed from royalties were taxable income was upheld by the Board of Tax Appeals, 18 B.T.A. 901, and by the Court of

Page 287 U. S. 315

Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 55 F.2d 626, which remanded the case to the Board for further proceedings, to enable the petitioner to offer additional testimony having a bearing on the correct computation of the deficiency, in accordance with the opinion of the court. The parties stipulate that the decision of this case shall be controlled by that of Bankers' Pocahontas Coal Co. v. Burnet, and the judgment below is accordingly.


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