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The U.S. Treasury's Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on Friday made an exception to longtime tax rules that will enable Citi to avoid taxes on its next $38 billion in profits - the value of the bank's past losses at the end of the third quarter, The Washington Post reported.
"The government is consciously forfeiting future tax revenues. It's another form of assistance, maybe not as obvious as direct assistance but certainly another form," Robert Willens, an expert on tax accounting who runs a firm of the same name told The Post . "I've been doing taxes for almost 40 years, and I've never seen anything like this, where the IRS and Treasury acted unilaterally on so many fronts."