Sixth Circuit reminds the IRS they are not above the law

Bizpac Review quoting Fox NewsIn the 17-page opinion, [Judge Raymond] Kethledge laid out a list of requests NorCal made to the IRS that were either ignored entirely or stuck in a legal runaround. In one, the IRS demanded NorCal provide 3,000 pages of what the inspector general called unnecessary information. In turn, the IRS then claimed it would be “unduly burdensome” for it to provide such information as the names of IRS employees who worked on the case.

Bizpac Review quoting from the opinion“The district court ordered production of those lists, and did so again over an IRS motion to reconsider. Yet, almost a year later, the IRS still has not complied with the court’s orders. Instead the IRS now seeks from this court a writ of mandamus, an extraordinary remedy reserved to correct only the clearest abuses of power by a district court,” Kethledge wrote for the panel. “We deny the petition.”

I'm not sure if the IRS is actually trying to hide something specific here, or if they are just delaying and dragging their feet on general principles, but the patient of the court appears to have run out. If so, we might finally gain some measure of justice in this case.

This entry was published Tue Mar 29 10:16:15 CDT 2016 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2016-03-29 10:16:15.0. [Tweet]

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