United States v. MitchellAnnotate this Case
403 U.S. 190 (1971)
U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Mitchell, 403 U.S. 190 (1971)
United States v. Mitchell
Argued April 20, 1971
Decided June 7, 1971
403 U.S. 190
A married woman domiciled in Louisiana, where, under state law, the wife has a present vested interest in community property equal to that of her husband, is personally liable for federal income taxes on her one-half interest in community income realized during the existence of the community, notwithstanding her subsequent renunciation under state law of her community rights, since federal, not state, law governs what is exempt from federal taxation. Pp. 403 U. S. 194-206.
430 F.2d 1 and 7, reversed.
BLACKMUN, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.