Judge David Gustafson, United States Tax Court

Judge David Gustafson

United States Tax Court

David Douglas Gustafson was born in 1956 in Greenville, South Carolina. He earned an undergraduate degree from Bob Jones University and received his Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law. He entered private practice.

He was a trial attorney, Assistant Chief, and Chief in the Court of Federal Claims Section of the Tax Division in the U.S. Department of Justice, and Coordinator of Tax Shelter Litigation for the entire Tax Division. He served as the General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Gustafson was appointed by President George W. Bush as Judge, United States Tax Court, in July 2008 for a term that expires in 2023.

He is married to Sharon Elizabeth Fast and they have nine children.

In the News…

U.S. Tax Court Judge David Gustafson has ordered the IRS to reveal if it criminally investigated the Clinton Foundation, directing the agency to cure a mysterious “gap” in the records in the case. Most of the proceedings in the case involving the Clinton foundation and two whistleblowers have been sealed, but Judge Gustafson authorized the release of an April 22 ruling.

In his ruling, the judge remanded the case back to the Internal Revenue Service Whistleblower Office (WO), saying the agency’s claim there was no criminal investigation against the Clinton Foundation “was not supported by the administrative record and thus constituted an abuse of discretion.”

“The WO must further investigate to determine whether CI [criminal investigative division] proceeded with an investigation based on petitioners’ information and collected proceeds,” Judge Gustafson ruled. “It seems clear we should remand the case to the WO so that it can explore this gap.”

Contact this Leader…

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The Honorable David Gustafson
United States Tax Court
400 Second Street NW
Washington, DC 20217


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