Alvin Sheldon Kanofsky v. Commissioner of Internal Rev
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Motion disposition in opinion--granting Motion to dismiss appeal [1000043040-2] Originating case number: 18162-15,18163-15,18182-15 Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. . Mailed to: Alvin Sheldon Kanofsky; Olivia H. Rembach;Amy Dyar Seals. [17-1246]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
ALVIN SHELDON KANOFSKY,
Petitioner – Appellant,
COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE,
Respondent - Appellee.
Appeal from the United States Tax Court. (Tax Ct. Nos. 18162-15; 18163-15; 18182-15)
Submitted: July 20, 2017
Decided: July 24, 2017
Before DUNCAN and WYNN, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge.
Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Alvin Sheldon Kanofsky, Appellant Pro Se. Gilbert Steven Rothenberg, Senior Attorney,
Paul Andrew Allulis, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington,
D.C.; Olivia H. Rembach, Amy Dyar Seals, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE,
Greensboro, North Carolina; William J. Wilkins, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE,
Washington, D.C., for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Alvin Sheldon Kanofsky appeals the tax court’s order upholding the
Commissioner’s notices of deficiency with respect to his 2008, 2009, and 2010 income
tax liability and assessing penalties. The Commissioner has moved to dismiss the appeal
for improper venue. We have reviewed the record and conclude that venue does not lie
in this Circuit. See 28 U.S.C. § 7482(b)(1) (2012). Additionally, we find that transfer of
venue to the Third Circuit is not in the interest of justice. See Sorcia v. Holder, 643 F.3d
117, 122-23 (4th Cir. 2011) (declining to transfer case under 28 U.S.C. § 1631 [(2012)]
due, in part, to “weakness of [the appellant’s] argument on the merits”). Accordingly, we
dismiss the appeal.
We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal
contentions are adequately presented in the materials before this court and argument
would not aid the decisional process.
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