—These two items come from Bruce Givner: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in a Feb. 24 unpublished opinion, agreed with the U.S. Tax Court that Marcia Green was required to pay income tax on statutory attorney's fees awarded under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (Green v. Commissioner, 9th Cir., No. 07-73111, 2/24/09).
—And the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration released a report finding that the Internal Revenue Service's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) was unaware of a significant number of licensed tax practitioners who promoted tax shelters and were still eligible to represent taxpayers before the IRS. The report (No. 2009-10-039) is available here.