DC Circ. Won't Revive FOIA Suit Over Trump Tax Returns

Law360 (December 18, 2018, 8:28 PM EST) -- The Internal Revenue Service has no duty to release President Donald Trump’s tax returns under the Freedom of Information Act, the D.C. Circuit ruled Tuesday, dismissing a suit by privacy group Electronic Privacy Information Center against the IRS.

EPIC had argued that there was a FOIA exception mandating the IRS to release the president’s tax returns from 2010 to present. A lower court dismissed EPIC’s suit in September.

There is no IRS duty to disclose information under the exception to FOIA that EPIC sought to use to compel disclosure of the tax returns, Section 6103(k)(3), the D.C. Circuit held. The exception...

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