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FOIA News: IRS Can't Dodge FOIA Request About Islamic Charity

FOIA News (2018)Kevin SchmidtComment

IRS Can't Dodge FOIA Request About Islamic Charity

By David Hansen, Law360, July 5, 2018

A D.C. federal judge has rejected the Internal Revenue Service’s bid to toss a Freedom of Information Act request for communications about an Islamic charity, saying the IRS must look for the records and present evidence that the information is confidential.

The IRS had argued that it could not comply with the request for communications with other government agencies relating to Islamic Relief USA because the information sought was for protected “return information” for a third party, which had not authorized it.

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