IRS Horse Racing

Horse Racing Activity Not a Hobby

Cross References • Roberts, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, April 15, 2016 • T.C. Memo. 2014-74 • IRC §183 The Tax Court ruled a taxpayer was not engaged in a race horse activity for profit and therefore disallowed losses used to offset other income. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed that ruling. The taxpayer […]

Horses For Profit

Horse Breeding Was a Hobby, Not a Business

Cross References: Stuller, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, January 26, 2016 The taxpayers lived in Illinois and owned several profitable restaurants. They also owned and bred horses on a farm in Tennessee. They hired an experienced horse trainer to train their horses and manage the farm. Under an agreement between the trainer and the taxpayers, the horse trainer […]