WASHINGTON - A federal claims court ruled it did not have jurisdiction over a Texas nonprofit housing corporation's claim that the Internal Revenue Service abused its authority when it demanded $267,440 of arbitrage be rebated from a lease-to-own deal before concluding an audit.

Judge Margaret M. Sweeney of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims dismissed the Travis County Strategic Housing Finance Corp.'s suit against the IRS on Feb. 27 after ruling the SHFC erred in not filing an administrative claim with the IRS before suing it.

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