Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Tax Law on Foreign Investments

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Supreme Court Rejects , Challenge to Tax Law on, Foreign Investments.
On June 20, the Supreme Court upheld a tax on foreign
corporate investments enacted by a Republican-controlled
Congress under former President Donald Trump.
On June 20, the Supreme Court upheld a tax on foreign
corporate investments enacted by a Republican-controlled
Congress under former President Donald Trump.
NBC reports that the case had attracted scrutiny when
conservative Justice Samuel Alito refused to recuse
himself despite ties with one of the challenging lawyers.
The case revolved around whether an individual can be
forced to pay taxes on investments in foreign-owned
companies regardless of if they were a source of income.
The case revolved around whether an individual can be
forced to pay taxes on investments in foreign-owned
companies regardless of if they were a source of income.
According to the 16th Amendment
of the Constitution, Congress has the
power to "collect taxes on incomes.".
In the case, Charles and Kathleen Moore claim they were
unfairly taxed on their $40,000 investment in an
India-based company called KisanKraft Machine Tools. .
While the company made a profit, the Moores
claim that they received no dividends and that
the money was reinvested in the business.
As a result, the Moores did not pay taxes between
2006 and 2017 on what the U.S. government later
defined as income from their investment. .
Due to a provision that was part of a major tax law
enacted by former President Donald Trump in 2017,
the Moores paid $15,000 in additional taxes.
They later sought a refund for that payment,
arguing that they had been unlawfully taxed
based on an increase in the value of a capital
investment not qualifying as income.
The couple's challenge was rejected
by the Supreme Court 7-2