IRS won't engage in 'tit-for-tat' with JP over backgammon tax bill

Racing tycoon in legal bid to recoup $5.2m from US agency

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
23rd July, 2016

The IRS - America’s tax agency - has said it will not engage in what it claims are ‘tit for tat’ and ‘ad hominem’ attacks with multi-millionaire JP McManus over a $5.2 million tax charge.

McManus is suing the IRS to get back the money that he says was incorrectly withheld and given to the IRS by Alec Gores, from whom McManus won $17.4 million in a mammoth 72-hour backgammon...

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