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Old 05-09-2019, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Steophan View Post
That's what one side claim. The other side claim that the law does not allow that demand, and the side that make the latter claim is the Department of Justice. This will probably end up in the Supreme Court in a few years, and that Court will probably side with the DOJ.
According to the Revenue Act of 1924, Congress is authorized to request anyone's tax returns for investigative or legislative purposes. Granted SCOTUS is thoroughly tilted and politicized now, but it would be very surprising if they decided they just didn't like this law anymore.