No. 282.

283 U.S. 258 (1931)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 13, 1931.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Arthur B. Hyman for petitioner.

Assistant Attorney General Rugg, with whom Solicitor General Thacher and Messrs. Claude R. Branch, Special Assistant to the Attorney General, George H. Foster, Bradley B. Gilman, and Erwin N. Griswold were on the brief, for the United States.

MR. JUSTICE BUTLER delivered the opinion of the Court.

This action was brought to recover the amount of an overpayment of income tax for the year ended January 31, 1919, as determined by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue and shown in his certificate, No. 990,988, issued to plaintiff May 12, 1927. The Government first filed a general traverse. But later, asserting lack of authority on the part of the Commissioner to make the determination and refund, it filed a...

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