Saturday September 19, 2020

IRS criticises McManus's ‘discourteous attacks’, ‘aggressive rhetoric’

American tax authority wants court to reject billionaire's $5.2 million tax claim

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
4th June, 2016
JP McManus won more than $17 million in a game of backgammon from fellow billionaire Alec Gores

America’s tax authority has criticised billionaire gambler JP McManus for ‘bashing the IRS’ with ‘discourteous attacks’ and ‘aggressive rhetoric’.

It came in a court filing last week in which lawyers for the IRS demanded a summary judgment in McManus’s legal efforts to get back what he says is $5.2 million that was wrongly withheld from his $17.4 million winnings after a 72-hour backgammon game in California against...

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