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    Sellers Beware! Feigen Ruling Says Dealers Must Pay Taxes on Forged Art Sales

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    New York dealer Richard Feigen recently lost an attempt to get back the taxes he paid on the 2004 sale of a Max Ernst painting that later turned out to be fake, the New York Law Journal reports.

    Feigen returned the buyer’s money once it was realized that the work was a forgery, but unfortunately waited too long to try to get a refund for the $215,625 sales tax. Feigen says he will appeal.

    Read more at the New York Law Journal. Thanks to Art Market Monitor for pointing us to this story.

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