Taxpayer, a tenant in possession of premises under a lease, received a payment from the lessor to vacate and surrender the premises before the lease expired. The Tax Court decided that the payment was taxable only as a capital gain. On appeal, held, affirmed. Since the leasehold interest constituted property, its transfer by the lessee to the lessor was a sale of a capital asset under I.R.C., §117. Commissioner v. Golonsky, (3d Cir. 1952) 200 F. (2d) 72.
Theodore J. St. Antoine,
TAXATION-FEDERAL INCOME TAX-PAYMENT TO LESSEE FOR SURRENDER OF LEASE TAXABLE AS CAPITAL GAIN,
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