Advocacy Group Says Trump's OK Not Needed For Returns

Law360, Washington (June 28, 2017, 3:26 PM EDT) -- The Electronic Privacy Information Center has struck back at IRS contentions that the advocacy group needs President Donald Trump’s consent for his tax returns to be released, instead telling a D.C. federal judge that its request invokes a different section of law to “correct a misstatement of fact,” regardless of taxpayer consent.

The IRS sought dismissal of the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit earlier in June, but EPIC contended Monday that the agency’s arguments cite the wrong section of law. While Section 6103(c) of the U.S. Code requires taxpayer consent for release, EPIC said its FOIA bid is instead based on...

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