FOIA Advisor

FOIA News: TIGTA Audit of IRS FOIA Compliance for FY 2016

FOIA News (2017)Ryan MulveyComment

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration ("TIGTA") recently posted its annual audit of Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") compliance with the Freedom of Information Act to the agency's website.  Based on a "statistically valid sample" of 70 information requests, TIGTA discovered that IRS disclosure specialists improperly withheld information in 14.3% of cases.  TIGTA also found that 98.6% of requests in the sample were responded to timely.  The IRS's FOIA backlog at the end of FY 2016 descreased by approximately 4% from FY 2015.

Read the full report here.