US Can Enforce IRS Summons For Law Firm's Client Identities
By Eli Flesch (May 16, 2019, 7:05 PM EDT) -- The U.S. can enforce an Internal Revenue Service summons for client information from the Taylor Lohmeyer Law Firm because the firm failed to show attorney-client privilege protected the information, a Texas federal court found.
The court, in a Wednesday order, approved a John Doe summons the government sought to obtain the names of Taylor Lohmeyer clients suspected to have used the firm to help hide taxable income in foreign countries, mainly through foreign bank accounts and entities. The government properly established that the summons was made with the legitimate purpose of combating tax evasion by identifying Taylor Lohmeyer clients, the court said....
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