E. JOAN BIRKEY AND LARRY E. BIRKEY, Petitioners v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Respondent, UNITED STATES TAX COURT - SUMMARY OPINION, T.C. Summary Opinion 2007-72, Docket No. 6392-05S., Filed May 9, 2007
E. JOAN BIRKEY AND LARRY E. BIRKEY, Petitioners v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Respondent
UNITED STATES TAX COURT - SUMMARY OPINION
T.C. Summary Opinion 2007-72
Docket No. 6392-05S.
Filed May 9, 2007.
PURSUANT TO INTERNAL REVENUE CODE SECTION 7463(b), THIS OPINION MAY NOT BE TREATED AS PRECEDENT FOR ANY OTHER CASE.
E. Joan Birkey and Larry E. Birkey, pro sese.
Catherine Tyson , for respondent.
FOLEY, Judge : This case was heard pursuant to section 7463 1 of the Internal Revenue Code. Pursuant to section 7463(b), the decision to be entered is not reviewable by any other court, and this opinion shall not be treated as precedent for any other case. The issue for decision is whether petitioners failed to report income relating to 2002.
1 ═ Unless otherwise indicated, all section references are to the Internal Revenue Code in effect for the year in issue.
In 2002, petitioners received interest income from three banks. In addition, on December 6, 2002, Ms. Birkey received $40,433 from her Keogh account (i.e., a qualified retirement plan for self-employed individuals). On that same day, Ms. Birkey used those funds to purchase U.S. Savings Bonds. Petitioners, on their 2002 joint Federal income tax return, did not include in gross income the interest income and the distribution from the Keogh account.
On January 24, 2005, respondent sent petitioners a notice of deficiency relating to 2002. Respondent determined that petitioners failed to report the interest income and the distribution from the Keogh account. On April 5, 2005, petitioners, while residing in Osage Beach, Missouri, filed their petition with the Court.
Pursuant to section 61(a)(4), interest income is included in gross income. Pursuant to section 72, amounts distributed from a Keogh account are included in gross income in the year of receipt. See sec. 402(a). Petitioners contend that purchasing U.S. Savings Bonds with the distribution from the Keogh account is a "qualified rollover" (i.e., the distribution would not be includable in their gross income). No such exception exists. Sec. 402(c)(1); Lemishow v. Commissioner , 110 T.C. 110, 112 (1998). Accordingly, respondent's determinations are sustained. 2
2 ═ Sec. 7491(a) is inapplicable because petitioners failed to introduce credible evidence within the meaning of sec. 7491(a)(1).
Contentions we have not addressed are irrelevant, moot, or meritless.
To reflect the foregoing,
Decision will be entered for respondent.