The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has recently determined in Commissioner v. Lincoln Electric Co. that the element of reasonableness is inherent in the phrase "ordinary and necessary" as used in the paragraph of the Internal Revenue Code authorizing deductions for business expenses. It will be of interest to develop the history of the case throughout its ten years of litigation, to examine some of the collateral points raised, and to attempt a critique of the merits of the court's position.
R. L. Storms S. Ed.,
TAXATION-THE LINCOLN ELECTRIC QUESTION: MUST "ORDINARY AND NECESSARY" BUSINESS EXPENSES BE ALSO "REASONABLE" IN AMOUNT,
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