Group Seeks Sanctions Against IRS For Destroying Evidence

Law360, New York (January 21, 2015, 5:05 PM EST) -- A group that is disputing its tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service asked a District of Columbia federal judge on Tuesday to sanction the agency, alleging that the service destroyed electronic documents when it knew that the case could result in litigation.

The Educational Assistance Foundation for the Descendants of Hungarian Immigrants in the Performing Arts Inc., which claims to be a scholarship organization with a charitable purpose, said that a default judgment against the IRS would be an appropriate sanction in the case or, at minimum, an adverse inference that the destroyed documents would have been favorable to the...

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